Teresa Giudice Confirms She'll Split From Husband Joe If He's Deported: 'It's Not Going to Work'
Teresa Giudice opens up about her future with husband Joe
In January, multiple sources told PEOPLE that Teresa Giudice revealed that she and her husband Joe Giudice would go their separate ways if he is deported during the taping of the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 9 reunion.
PEOPLE can now premiere an exclusive clip from Wednesday’s final part of the reunion, in which the reality star makes the emotional admission.
“I’m not doing a long distance relationship. I’m not doing it,” Teresa tells host Andy Cohen. “I want somebody with me every day.”
“I know exactly what happens — I’m sure he’ll be with other women. It happens,” she adds. “You do the long-distance thing, it’s not going to work. I’d be like, ‘Bye bye.’ ”
Teresa also said that moving to Italy with the four daughters she shares with Joe — Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10 — just isn’t in the cards.
“Unless my kids say, ‘Mommy, we want to move to Italy,’ [we] are not going],” Teresa says. “Gia’s going to college next year; I haven’t spoken to Milania or Audriana about it, we haven’t gotten there yet; and Gabriella already voiced her opinion to me. She was like, ‘That would be so hard for me, Mommy.’ She doesn’t speak the language. She’s like, ‘That would kill me even more.’ ”
“It’s like starting a whole new life,” Teresa says. “and they’ve been through so much already.”
Joe and Teresa, both 46, have been married since 1999.
The couple has remained by one another’s side through their legal problems, which first sent Teresa to prison for 11 months on the same crimes as her husband’s (she was released on Dec. 23, 2015; Joe began his sentence in March 2016).
That support has appeared to cross over to Joe’s deportation ruling, which came in October. Even though Joe has lived in the United States since he was a child, he never obtained American citizenship, and immigrants can be deported if they are convicted of “a crime of moral turpitude” or an “aggravated felony,” according to U.S. law.
“You have been so ride or die and so devoted to him,” Cohen reminded Teresa during the previous installment of the reunion — a point which she clarified, “And I still am!”
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Meanwhile, rumors are currently swirling that Teresa is romantically involved with Blake Schreck, a realtor who is 20 years her junior. Speculation of a potential romance first sparked after photos of them holding hands in Miami were published last week.
Attorney Leonard Jr. has denied the affair to PEOPLE, saying the two were just friends and that their interactions were brief and completely amicable. (“There is no cheating, no divorce,” he said. “End of story.”) Teresa’s sister-in-law and fellow Housewife Melissa Gorga has also said it’s not true, stressing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, “I know nothing about it, and if it were true, I’d know something.”
Cohen, on the other hand, told Gorga he was actively rooting for the rumors to pan out.
“I hope it’s true. I really do,” said Cohen. “I want her to be getting it from this guy.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 9 reunion part 3 airs Wednesday (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.