Teresa Giudice‘s husband Joe has a sense of humor when it comes to rumors the couple’s home is in foreclosure.
In a clip from next week’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, Joe shows Teresa around a pizza parlor and an apartment complex, two new business ventures he plans to open.
“Joe owns a construction company. He’s always been an entrepreneur,” Teresa says before asking, “That means a person that own their own businesses, right?”
The couple, who filed for bankruptcy last year, then head to the apartment complex, where Joe jokes, “I’m going to show you our suite, too, that we have, when we get kicked out of our house.” During a fight between Teresa and her nemesis costar on Monday’s episode, Danielle Staub yelled that Teresa’s home was in foreclosure.
“Danielle is telling everyone my house is under foreclosure and it’s not,” Teresa explains. “I own a lot of properties in my name – some good investments and some bad investments. The economy is bad.”
Last month, Teresa denied her house was even for sale when it appeared very briefly on a real estate Web site.
And as recently as Monday, when she appeared with costar Jacqueline Laurita on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, Teresa told Andy Cohen her home is not in foreclosure and that the couple is not in danger of losing their famous, $1.7 million mansion, despite their financial problems – and Joe’s teasing.
“Joe is totally kidding that I’m going to be living in one of those apartments. That’s never going to happen. I could never see myself living there,” Teresa says at the end of the clip, before looking in the camera and giving a big wink.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Monday (10 p.m. EST) on Bravo. –Aaron Parsley