While her husband sits in federal prison and is waiting to find out if the American government will deport him, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice showed up at Real Housewives of New York City star LuAnn de Lesseps’ cabaret show #CountessAndFriends earlier this week at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York. And, even though the women represent two different cities in the Bravo Housewives franchise, they do agree on one thing — when they’re done, they’re done.
During the Q&A part of the show, Giudice got personal with de Lesseps when she asked her how going through her divorce from Tom D’Agostino Jr. affected her.
“Was it difficult going through a divorce on TV?” Giudice asked. “You know, I knew it was time to go. I was solid in my decision. When I’m done, I’m done,” replied de Lesseps.
“Me too. When I’m done, I’m done,” said Giudice.
Asking about the effects of a public divorce on television got many wondering if the RHONJ star was considering leaving her husband Joe since these past few years have been so difficult. The couple has been married for nearly twenty years, but they found themselves in trouble with the law a few years ago, and it resulted in both of them going to prison.
After pleading guilty to charges of mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud, Teresa served 11 months in prison before getting released on December 23, 2015. Now, Joe is serving his 41-month sentence in a Pennsylvania federal prison. He is scheduled for release next spring, but because of his current immigration case, he could end up facing deportation when he leaves prison.
But, just because Teresa asked de Lesseps a question about divorce, it doesn’t mean she has plans to leave her husband. According to People Magazine, Teresa and Joe — who share daughters Gia, 17, Gabriella, 14, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 9 — can’t wait to “be a family again.”
An insider says that even though the past few years have been rough, no one is cheating, and no one is getting divorced. Earlier this year, there were reports that the couple was having trouble, but Teresa’s lawyer refuted the claims.
“It’s extremely sad that there are actually people out there and semi-reputable media outlets who seem to take pleasure in perpetuating horrible rumors and fake news stories about this family,” said attorney James J. Leonard Jr.
He added that the truth is that they can’t wait to be together, and the family has been through enough. So, people just need to let them live their lives. Leonard also said that Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice are stronger than ever.