Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has already been seen with a new guy less than a week after it was revealed that she and her husband Joe Giudice had separated after twenty years of marriage. Teresa was photographed with her ex-boyfriend Anthony Delorenzo over the weekend, and the two even shared a hug.
RHONJ fans may already know Delorenzo – owner of Woodside Pools NJ – because he appeared on the Bravo reality show in the past when Teresa hired him to work on their family pool.
Apparently, Delorenzo knew that cameras were following him with Teresa this weekend, because he posted a selfie on Instagram and added the caption “Incognito”.
People Magazine reported last week that a source confirmed that Teresa and Joe had separated, but they have no plans to divorce them at this time. The couple share four daughters – Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10 – and they are heading to Italy this week for Christmas with Joe, while Teresa will stay in New Jersey and celebrate with his father.
Teresa has not yet spoken publicly about the separation, but Joe posted a photo of Teresa on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “It’s time to let go.” He has since deleted this message, but has shared messages like “Each next level of your life will require a different you” and “Life is too short to tolerate nonsense. Eliminate negativity, ignore gossip and unleash the fake people and their drama! “
He also shares his enthusiasm for spending the Christmas holidays with his daughters. Joe hasn’t had a chance to celebrate Christmas with his daughters outside the prison walls since 2015, just weeks before his 41-month jail sentence for bankruptcy fraud began.
The source told People magazine that Joe and Teresa discussed their relationship when she and the girls went to Italy to visit Joe in November. At that time, the couple agreed that it was time to move on. The insider added that the split was amicable and that they were going very slowly.
“Joe was away on a few dates, Teresa was not,” said the insider at the time. “She has been too busy with the girls, with work obligations and taking care of her father. She is happy for Joe. “
Joe Giudice currently lives in Italy and awaits the decision in his appeal for eviction. The source says that Joe and Teresa are always friendly and support each other’s happiness. Although they still love each other, neither Teresa nor Joe were interested in a long distance relationship.
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