Despite a very rocky ending to their marriage, Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice have remained on amicable terms over the past year or so.
They haven't said a single negative thing about each other in public.
Now, however, in the wake of the following photo and the following remark, fans are suddenly left to wonder:
Are Teresa and Joe on surprisingly amazing terrms?
Which is to ask, could they somehow get back together?
And yet: We must now consider the throwback image Joe shared over the weekend of himself and his four daughters on Instagram.
As you can see Joe, Gia, Milania, Gabriella and Audriana are all dressed in white matching outfits.
"Forever my babies love them so much best daughters," wrote the father of four as a caption, including with these words several heart emojis.
How nice, right?
But then Teresa responded to both this snapshot and also her former husband's message, tossing in a number of her own heart emojis.
Was Teresa simply making a reference to the ex-couple's kids? And how she loves them, too?
Or maybe even how she loves how close they remain to their father, despite his past legal trouble and his deportation back Italy?
This is probably the most likely scenarion, in fact.
However, it's hard for veteran Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers not to think Teresa may also have been showing Joe with some love -- leaving open at least some room for a romantic future.
Granted, this would be a weird time for Teresa to send that kind of message.
According to multiple sources, Giudice is dating some dude named Luis Ruelas... and it's even getting serious.
“Teresa thinks Louie is perfect for her, and she loves spending as much of her free time with him as she can," a source close to the situation has told Hollywood Life.
Joe, for his part, has even acknowledged that his ex-wife has moved on and that circumstances give him no choice but to do the same.
This is "the life that I have to live now. Okay? So what am I supposed to do? I'm working," Joe told E! News a few weeks ago.
"What's she going to do, stay alone forever? That's not fair, as well," he added of Teresa and her new lover.
"Look, if I would have got out and I would have been able to go home, who knows what would happen?"
Alas, both Joe and Teresa spent time behind bars for exaggerating their income, hiding increased assets and failing to file tax returns between 2004 and 2008.
Joe served 41 months in jail for wire fraud and bankruptcy fraud charges, while Teresa just served 11 months.
Because the latter never became a U.S. citizen and because he broke federal law, Joe was subsequently forced to leave the United States.
He has since settled in Italy and works, at least in part, with something that involves "a woman's massager," according to Joe himself.
The Sun, meanwhile, has described Ruelas as "impulsive" and has quoted an insider who alleges the following of Teresa's boyfriend:
“I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a ring. He would love to be in the limelight."
Sorry, not sorry, Joe.