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We rarely associate Teresa Giudice with being quiet.

Or with not talking about herself.

Or with turning down an opportunity to make headlines.

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This is why we found it so unusual that The Real Housewives of New Jersey star didn’t say anything after last weekend.

Upon returning this past Sunday from Italy, that is, where she had spent a few days visiting her estranged husband, Joe.

By now, you all know the complicated history.

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He was sent to his native country after being released from ICE custody, where he was sent after his release from prison.

Joe opted to return to Italy, rather than in stay in custody, while he waits to learn the fate of his deportation case appeal.

We had taken Teresa’s silence on her reunion with Joe as yet another sign that she was done with the marriage …

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… but it turns out the Bravo personality was simply waiting for a huge platform on which she could dish about all that transpired.

"We had the best time ever. It was so good,” the 47-year-old says in a Good Morning America iterview set to air on Thursday, November 14.

She adds of Joe:

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“He said he cried after we left. He cried the whole day, he said. Missing his daughters. He was so sad.”

Hard not to take note here of the fact that Teresa never says if she cried or if she was sad to leave.

Joe and his four daughters shared a number of photos from the family’s visit – but Teresa did not.

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Her Instagram page is basically blank.

At least in the sense that it’s void of all references to the trip and we are yet to see a picture of just her and Joe from Italy.

In her Good Morning America sit-down, Giudice added that the visit was full of “lots of laughs” and “lots of tears.”

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The Jerseyites’ world came crashing down when she and Joe pleaded guilty to charges of loan and bankruptcy fraud in 2014.

The self-centered stars were given staggered prison sentences, which allowed one parent to be at home with their kids.

Teresa served 11 months behind bars in 2015 and has been home alone with her children for more than three years.

Joe served 41 months and was then ordered to be deported in 2018 because he committed a felony as a non-U.S. citizen.

Despite living most of his life in the United States, Joe never went through the motions of obtaining American citizenship.

Neither husband nor wife sounded particularly optimistic when they sat down for an interview with Andy Cohen a few weeks ago.

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You can certainly understand why.

“I think [the kids] get it. I don’t think they want to see it happen, obviously, but I think they understand,” Teresa, who previously claimed she would leave Joe if he was indeed deported, said of a potential divorce.

She added:

“The way I explained it to [our daughters], was how are we going to live apart? I don’t think he would be faithful, I don’t."

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"I think he would have someone there and I would be here," Teresa said, and "I don’t want to live life like that."

As for Joe? He seems resigned to the couple’s fate.

“If we stay together, we stay together. If we don’t, we don’t,” he said at the time, live via satellite on Bravo. 

“We’ll see.”