Joe Giudice, estranged husband of RHONY star Teresa Giudice, has been living in Italy since he was released from ICE custody, and his new residence has made things a bit more complicated for the family. The couple’s four daughters — Gia, 19, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, Audriana, 10 — have been to Italy twice to see their dad since he was deported, but busy schedules might not allow for a third visit any time soon.
“Joe and Teresa remain in a good place and are communicating constantly about the girls. The girls will absolutely visit Joe again soon but nothing is planned as of yet because of so many different school schedules, so it’s a matter of timing. The older ones can travel alone but someone needs to go with the younger ones so it’s all being figured out but everyone’s hoping it’ll happen sooner than later.”
The Giudices have been undergoing some serious changes in their 20-year marriage, announcing their separation at the end of 2019. A source told People that while they do not intend to divorce currently for the sake of their children, they are definitely living separate lives.
“They discussed their future when Teresa and the girls went to Italy in early November and they agreed that each had to move on. They are doing so amicably and very slowly. Joe has been out on a few dates, Teresa has not. She has been too busy with the girls, with work obligations and taking care of her father. She is happy for Joe. They have been very friendly with one another and are very supportive of each other’s happiness. They still love one another, but as Teresa told Andy Cohen on the WWHL special, they are separated by the Atlantic Ocean. Neither is interested in a long distance relationship.”
This separation has meant major changes for their family, but their daughters are coming around to their new normal. The Hollywood Life insider dished:
“Teresa and Joe’s girls understand their parents are moving on. They understand their parents aren’t together and just want them to be happy. They can see they’ve both found some peace and happiness in all of this.”
Still, Teresa got candid in an interview with TooFab explaining that Joe has been unfaithful to her over the course of their marriage.
“Listen, he had a separate cell phone with one girl,” Teresa said. “I found it! It was his ex-girlfriend’s sister. He said she was going through her divorce. He was helping her, trying to sell her house. Like, I quit my job. [Our eldest daughter] Gia was 3 [at the time]. And I was like, ‘What am I gonna do?’ I should’ve left then, right? I didn’t because he denied it to me. I believed him… I’m just saying, sometimes you’re blind.”
Sounds like this marriage had definitely run its course.