DING! DING! DING!
We have a Real Housewives of New Jersey rivlary on our hands.
And this one is nice, juicy and very personal.
Earlier this week, on the final part of that show's latest reunion special, Teresa Giudice spoke in no uncertain terms about the current and future status of her marriage.
With husband Joe Giudice scheduled to be released from jail this month, and then deported back to Italy for committing a felony as a non-U.S. citzen, Teresa told Andy Cohen that this will signal the end of her marriage.
She spoke rather plainly about her view on the situation as well.
“I mean, unless my kids say, ‘Mommy, I want to move to Italy," we aren't moving there with him, Teresa said, adding of her four daughters:
“Gia’s going to college next year; I haven’t spoken to Milania or Audriana about it, we haven’t gotten there yet; and Gabriella already voiced her opinion to me.
"She was like, ‘That would be so hard for me, Mommy.’ She doesn’t speak the language. She’s like, ‘That would kill me even more.’”
The veteran reality star went on to say these kids - Gia, 18, Gabriella, 14, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 9 — have “been through so much already.”
Which is true.
But it's because their parents are selfish, entitled criminals.
Each has pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud and each has served time in jail as a result.
Because Joe never became a U.S. citizen, a judge decided in October that he had to return to his native Italy after he completed his sentence.
Considering their family and the love we assumed they had for each other, wouldn't Teresa stay by her man's side through this difficult time?
“I’m not doing a long-distance relationship. I’m not doing it," she told Cohen, apparently appalled at the mere notion.
"You know, I want somebody with me every day. I know exactly what happens. You know, I’m sure he’ll be with other women. It happens. We do the long-distance thing, it’s not going to work. I’d be like, ‘Bye, bye.’”
At least she is making her feelings clear, we guess.
How does Laurita feel about them?
“I don’t understand Teresa’s decision to not stand by her man and keep her family intact,” she told Us Weekly.
“If Joe is truly the love of her life and the father of her kids, you’d think she would go wherever he goes to keep the family together as a unit! I feel like they’ve been separated long enough!
"Her decision seems a little selfish to me.”
A little? That analysis seems a little generous to us.
Teresa, of course, rakes it in as a Real Housewives cast member.
And we hear she's angling for a spinoff to increase her paycheck even more.
Isn't life all about money, Jacqueline?
"I don’t care if I was making $1 million in the state of New Jersey. If my husband - the love of my life and father of my kids - said we were moving to a new state or a new country, I’d be like, ‘Bye, bye,’ and I’d get my kids together, pack up our sh-t and go with him," he tell Us, concluding as follow:
"That’s just what families are supposed to do. Ride or die."
But perhaps Giudice has a young and attractive reason for leaving Joe as well...