The RHONJ star was seen looking happy while out with Anthony, also known as “Tony the pool guy”, Saturday morning according to Us Weekly.
Anthony was spotted with his arm wrapped around the Bravo star as she smiled and laughed. Teresa also had her arm linked through Anthony’s at one point. The pair were seen hugging as they stood outside of a restaurant, as reported by Us.
Teresa and Anthony have known each other for a while and the contractor even appeared on an episode of the show when he installed a swimming pool for the Bravo star. The two briefly flirted with each other while Joe, 49, remained in ICE custody awaiting his return to his native home of Italy.
Teresa’s lawyer James Leonard told Us that “people should spend time with their families and enjoy the Christmas holiday, not worry about Teresa Giudice eating breakfast with a longtime friend.” This comes after Teresa and Joe announced that they had split after being married for 20 years.
A source close to the pair told Us, “Teresa and Joe have separated, but have no plans to divorce yet. Teresa and Joe talked about their future when she and the girls were in Italy and decided it was best for them to separate.”
The insider also told Us, “Neither of them wanted to be in 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 towards each other and will continue to coparent their kids. The girl will be going to Italy in December, Teresa will be staying home.”
Teresa and Joe tied the knot in October 1999 and share four daughters together, Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10. The last few years in the pair's marriage have been rocky and filled with prison time and accusation of infidelities. During the RHONJ season 10 trailer released last October, Teresa admitted to “hooking up” with someone while Joe was in prison.
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