Since his release from prison and deportation to Italy, Joe Giudice has made it clear that he’s still very horny for Teresa Giudice.
Also, he wants to stay married.
In the meantime, however, Teresa doesn’t even seem to be in a rush to rail her estranged husband. Or even see him for that matter.
Celebrity news site Radar Online spoke to an inside source that warns that Teresa is fully prepared to ghost Joe over the holidays.
"Teresa is refusing to say for sure if she is going to see Joe in Italy for Christmas," the insider reveals.
The source does of course confirm: "The girls are definitely going to see Joe in Italy again."
"They can’t wait to see their dad," explains the insider.
On the other hand, the source details that "Teresa still doesn’t know what she is going to do."
"Teresa tasted her freedom," the insider observes, making reference to the four years that they spent apart during their back-to-back incarcerations.
Notably, she has been married to Joe for 23 years. That’s a lot of time to forget what it’s like to be single.
The source continues, "and she liked it.”
The report goes on to say that Teresa is contemplating more than just waiting a few (several, actually) extra months before she sees her husband.
“She still is considering divorcing Joe," the insider says.
That makes sense. Some are romantics at heart and would keep their marriage alive even if they were separated by an ocean.
But if we’re being pragmatic?
If you know that you’ll always be on separate continents from now on, sometimes what you both need is a clean break.
It doesn’t help matters that reports say that Teresa and Joe both had issues during the family trip to Italy.
Don’t get us wrong, all four of their daughters are over the moon to see their father again.
"Teresa and Joe were arguing a lot," an insider claimed at the time.
That same source continued, saying that they were awkward "and wouldn’t go near each other" during the visit.
Now, does Teresa’s reluctance to commit to seeing Joe over the next month mean that she’s spitefully avoiding him?
After all, her daughters are already going. What’s one plane ticket’s price for one of the OG Real Housewives?
We don’t think that it’s out of malice – or, at least, not purely so.
Teresa has already offered up an extremely plausible explanation for why she can’t go galavanting off to see Joe over the holidays.
Last month, Teresa Giudice sat down with Bravo personality and producer Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live.
She was the first to admit that she has no plans to see Joe any time soon, even though her daughters will see him this month.
Teresa explained that, to put it bluntly, this is the time of year when she works.
And why can’t she see him some other time? Well, because the girls have school, and she wants to be here for them.
Not everyone buys Teresa’s explanation.
Certainly, Bravo would be happy to pay her more or less whatever she wants to let their cameras follow her to visit Joe in Italy.
What do her girls need? Super chill babysitters? Personal drivers? Tutors? What’s that to a network when they could film such an awkward vacay?
Maybe one day, we’ll get that. For now, Teresa doesn’t plan to see Joe for many months.