Give Teresa Giudice points for honesty.
And then take away all those points for a complete lack of love and loyalty.
Over the past several weeks, we’ve been hearing non-stop rumblings that Teresa will file to divorce husband Joe after he is freed from prison in a couple weeks — and then deported back to Italy.
We even reported on the rumor that she’s already met with a divorce lawyer.
Now, however, it’s been made clear that all this talk is far closer to a reality than a rumor… according to Teresa herself.
Speaking to Andy Cohen during the final part of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion, Giudice was asked about this very personal topic and, to her credit we guess, answered very candidly.
“I’m not doing a long distance relationship. I’m not doing it,” she told Cohen. “I want somebody with me every day.”
Well, yes. We all want that.
But Teresa and Joe conspired years ago to break the law when they lied about their assets while filing for bankruptcy.
As a result, each served many months in prison; also as a result, a judge decreed this past October that Joe must return to Italy because he never formally became a U.S. citizen.
Perhaps you should have thought this whole thing through before you defrauded the government, TG.
“I know exactly what happens — I’m sure he’ll be with other women. It happens,” Teresa said, looking ahead to a future of her in America and Joe abroad. “You do the long-distance thing, it’s not going to work. I’d be like, ‘Bye bye.’"
What an odd thing to say on multiple levels.
First… you’re sure that your husband will be with other women because he lives far away? Doesn’t sound like the most stable relationship.
Second… you could just move to Italy, too, you know that, right, Teresa?
“Unless my kids say, ‘Mommy, we want to move to Italy,’ [we] are not going],” Teresa said of this option, explaining of her kids:
“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.’"
Indeed, Joe and Teresa share four daughters: Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10.
It’s easy to mock this couple because they’re spoiled and entitled and just suck a whole lot.
But we do feel bad for their children.
“It’s like starting a whole new life,” Teresa says of moving. “And they’ve been through so much already.”
Teresa, meanwhile, is already looking ahead — both professionally and personally.
She is allegedly lining up a Bravo spinoff that will focus on her life as a newly single mother.
And she appears to be romantically involved with Blake Schreck, a realtor who is 20 years her junior. They were spotted holding hands and making out in Miami this winter.
"There is no cheating, no divorce,” Teresa’s lawyer has said of this alleged affair, however. “End of story."
That tracks to us… except for the part where Teresa just said a divorce is almost definitely happening.