Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice was in New Jersey for Christmas while her husband Joe and their four daughters Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10, spent the holiday in Italy. But, the 47-year-old wasn’t alone, as she celebrated with her dad, Giacinto Gorga, her brother Joe Gorga and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and their kids, and her ex-boyfriend Anthony Delorenzo.
Teresa and Joe announced earlier this month that they were separating after 20 years of marriage. But since their daughters haven’t been able to celebrate Christmas with their dad in four years because he was serving his 41-month prison sentence for bankruptcy fraud, Teresa was more than happy to send her daughters to be with Joe for Christmas.
Joe is currently in Italy waiting for a decision in his deportation appeal.
Meanwhile, Teresa celebrated the holiday surrounded by loved ones, and Melissa and Joe posted numerous Instagram Stories. RHONJ fans immediately noticed that Delorenzo was there, as he is “Tony the pool boy” on the Bravo reality show.
“We only hang with family here at the Gorga’s,” said Joe, alongside Delorenzo. “The pool boy, here we come.” Delorenzo immediately replied, “What I tell you about that pool boy sh–?”
On Christmas Eve, Melissa also posted a video with Delorenzo, and she joked that they were a “new couple” after cameras spotted Teresa and Anthony together last weekend, sparking rumors that something was going on between them.
An insider told Us Weekly that Joe and Teresa have separated, but do not have any plans to divorce yet. The source explained that the couple had discussed their relationship when Teresa visited Joe in Italy back in November – along with their four daughters – and they decided that the best thing to do was separate because neither of them wanted a long-distance relationship.
“Joe has been dating in Italy, Teresa is busy taking care of their girls right now. They harbor no ill will toward each other and will continue to co-parent their kids,” said the insider.
Joe Giudice posted numerous pics and videos during the Christmas holiday, including one video clip of the girls arriving at the airport. In the caption, Joe wrote that his daughters “are so cute, so happy.” And, in the comments, Teresa Giudice wrote, “So happy they’re with you ❤️😍.”
The Celebrity Apprentice alum recently revealed that she encourages her girls to spend time with their dad. She says she is busy “with work and stuff,” so when they went to go to Italy she has no problem sending them.
New episodes of Real Housewives of New Jersey air Wednesday nights on Bravo.