Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice gave their first joint interview since their back-to-back prison sentences to Andy Cohen on Sunday's Joe and Teresa Unlocked. The couple opened up about their legal issues, Joe's deportation to Italy, the future of their marriage and much more during the bombshell special. Here are the biggest revelations from their tell-all sit down.
The Bravo boss teased the special days before it aired. "For the last five years, the world watched as Teresa and Joe Giudice served back-to-back jail sentences, followed by Joe’s transfer to ICE custody, and two weeks ago, his departure to Italy. Now, the fate of the entire Giudice family hangs in the balance as Joe awaits overseas for a final verdict about where he’ll spend the rest of his life," Andy, 51, said in the teaser clip.
Teresa, 47, appeared live in the Bravo clubhouse with Andy, while Joe, also 47, video conferenced in from his new home in Italy. Joe hesitated to respond when he was asked if he was "still in love" with Teresa. The couple proceeded to accuse each other of cheating during their years apart while serving jail sentences. "Do I feel like he was faithful? No. You were photographed with women also," Teresa said. "That’s why it made it okay for you?" Joe shot back. Andy pushed for clarification on whether each of them had strayed in their marriage. "Joe, were you faithful to Teresa while she was in jail?" Andy asked. "I was actually, yeah," he responded. "Teresa, have you been faithful to Joe while he was away?" Andy questioned, but before she could answer, Joe interjected. "I don’t know, I don’t think so," he admitted.
Andy pushed for clarification on whether each of them had strayed in their marriage. "Joe, were you faithful to Teresa while she was in jail?" Andy asked. "I was actually, yeah," he responded. "Teresa, have you been faithful to Joe while he was away?" Andy questioned, but before she could answer, Joe interjected. "I don’t know, I don’t think so," he admitted.
In a preview of season 10 of RHONJ, Teresa confessed that she had "hooked up" with an unnamed man. The cookbook author was linked to Blake Schreck, 26, in June. She also revealed that she was unsure she still had feelings for her spouse when asked about their relationship by costar Jennifer Aydin. "I don't know," she replied. "I haven’t been happy in so long,” she told her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga. “And I just want to be happy again.”
Later on during her sit-down with Andy, Teresa teared up while discussing Joe's deportation drama and expressed that she was “just happy he’s free." Andy picked up on the tension and pointed out to Teresa that “those don’t seem like happy tears," before voicing his observation that it seemed as if she was speaking about their marriage "in past tense." Teresa said that she planned to visit Joe in the coming weeks, a trip that would be filmed by Bravo. Teresa shared that she was nervous for their reunion because she has not seen Joe in 3 years and 7 months. They both agreed that they would not know for sure what's next for their relationship until they saw each other face-to-face. However, Joe joked that she needed to date a man with a lot of money, adding, "She's high maintenance."
Teresa and Joe share daughters Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10. Their 20th anniversary was on Wednesday, October 23. Teresa snubbed Joe by failing to mark the milestone on social media, leading fans to speculate that they were headed for a divorce.
During the interview, Andy showed a vintage clip where RHONJ alum Caroline Manzo predicted that Joe would go to prison, and Teresa would have to pull herself up by her bootstraps. Teresa alleged to Andy that Caroline was living a "crooked" lifestyle and questioned whether or not she had ratted her family out to the feds.
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