The marriage of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe, and whether or not their relationship would last through their respective incarcerations has been a hotly debated topic in recent years. Questions of infidelity and the possibility of divorce if Joe is deported have heated up significantly since the Season 9 reunion. And now, in a new sneak preview for Season 10 of RHONJ, it appears that Teresa admits to hooking up with another guy while Joe was locked up.
Members of the new Bravo Insiders fan club got the chance to see the new clip first. And in the video, Teresa is telling her co-stars about her crumbling marriage when she admits that she doesn’t know if she is still in love with Joe, and adds that she hasn’t been happy for a long time.
Teresa tells her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga that she just wants to be happy again, and then later in the video Teresa says she feels like she’s living “the worst nightmare ever,” before telling Danielle Staub that she feels like “drinking a bottle of tequila every night.”
Later in the video, Teresa shows off a pic of a shirtless guy on her phone and shockingly says, “He’s the one I hooked up with.” And, when her brother Joe Gorga asks the mystery man if he and Teresa were “messing around,” he replies, “We might have kissed.”
“Teresa, she doesn’t know if she’s coming or going,” says Melissa. “She doesn’t know if she’s going to be staying married to someone or not.”
Dolores Catania agrees, calling Teresa “a mess” before pointing out the high stress level in the Giudice house during Joe’s deportation drama.
All of Teresa’s RHONJ co-stars had an opinion about what was going on. Margaret Josephs called Teresa out for “cocktailing it up all night” while Joe was sitting in a Pennsylvania ICE detention center, describing the behavior as “shameful.” And, Jennifer Aydin added that the mom of four is a “ticking time bomb.”
When Josephs confronts Teresa in the clip – saying that she isn’t the person she met – Teresa loses it and breaks some dishes.
Joe Giudice is currently living in Italy after being released from ICE custody earlier this month. He is still waiting on the final decision in his deportation appeal. Teresa and the couple’s four daughters are reportedly planning to visit him in early November.
As for the mystery man on Teresa’s phone, US Weekly is reporting that he’s an old friend of Teresa’s, and their hookup didn’t happen when Joe was in prison. Instead, Teresa kissed the guy when she was in high school.
Season 10 of Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres November 6th on Bravo.