Joe Giudice

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It’s a new day in the Garden State, and that means everyone is suddenly singing the praises of ex-villain, Danielle Staub, including Real Housewives Of New Jersey’s very own Melissa Gorga. The season eight premiere set viewers up for some interesting dynamics to come, including Siggy Flicker being batsh*t cray-cray, the introduction of pigtail-bedecked Margaret Josephs (who actually seems kind of bada$$ and potentially awesome), and the return of Danielle. Melissa, for one, couldn’t be more delighted that she’s no longer the villain with this new setup!

But the first episode also replayed the sad loss of Joe Gorga and Teresa Giudice’s beloved mother, Antonia, who passed away earlier this year. Melissa admits it was painful to watch it all back again. “Watching the memories of my mother-in-law and hearing her voice brought instant tears to my eyes. She was a wonderful woman, and her life was taken way too young. I never thought I would see the day that Joe broke down and couldn’t work or get out of bed. He was devastated and heartbroken for weeks and still is.”

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They’re back and bronzer than ever! The Real Housewives Of New Jersey started season eight with new housewife  Margaret Josephs and the resurrected career of Danielle Staub ready to mix things up with the nuttiest broads the Garden State has to offer: Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Siggy Flicker, and Dolores Catania. (Pause here to observe a quick moment of silence for Jacqueline Laurita, who is likely still watching last night’s premiere in a loop on her bedroom TV while she drinks BLK Water and screams into her pillow.)

We start the premiere super-sized episode on a sad note for Teresa and Joe Gorga, who lost their mom this past year after she contracted pneumonia. Teresa cries that her mom was a fighter, but caring and loving too. She would want her family to be strong after her passing, which is what Teresa plans to be as she handles her four daughters, Audriana, Milania, Gabriella, and Gia, solo while Joe Giudice is serving his prison sentence. Or away at “camp,” as the ruse goes.

 

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Television personality Teresa Giudice visits

Say what you want about Teresa Giudice, but the woman definitely knows how to survive and she usually does it all with a smile on her face while keeping her (very public) problems to herself. Throughout the years Teresa has been all about her relationship with Joe Giudice, sticking by him and has insisted that she would never divorce him… until now.

Teresa isn’t saying that she is going to leave the man who she has called “Juicy Joe,” but now she is actually open to the possibility. Will it actually happen? I guess we’ll have to watch and see, but both of Teresa’s parents told the Real Housewives of New Jersey star that they would be on board with the idea if that’s what she decided to do.

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YES! Only one more sleep until The Real Housewives Of New Jersey are back and ready to brawl on Bravo. Melissa Gorga, Danielle Staub, and newcomer Margaret Josephs stopped by The Jenny McCarthy Show on SiriuxXM Stars this week to dish on the season to come – and to throw some serous shade at Siggy Flicker. Melissa also revealed that we’ll be seeing a more “real” Teresa Giudice this year as she navigates home life without Joe Giudice, and finally admits how pissed off she really is at him. Hint: It ain’t looking good for these two felons lovebirds.

Melissa, Danielle, and Margaret may not agree on everything this season – except that they think Siggy is kind of a mess. Margaret shares, “I don’t think we have a villain, but we have the insane. I don’t like to throw shade, but I do have to say that Siggy acts a little crazy – over the top. You know, she walks in a restaurant screaming, she cries very easily, her emotions run high. So that doesn’t really gel with me. I’m a little sarcastic, call it like it is, don’t cry at the drop of a hat.”

TOWACO, NJ - JANUARY 13: RHONJ Teresa Giudice Poses For A Portrait At Her Home on January 13, 2017 in Towaco, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey is poised to return October 4, so we know what that means…press tours for Teresa Giudice! In a recent interview, Teresa touches on the themes that have run her life for the past several years: fraud, prison, and hustling for money.

While Joe Giudice serves his sentence in New Jersey’s Fort Dix Correctional Institution, Teresa is back home trying to earn a buck to support their four daughters. Bravo paychecks, ghost written memoirs, and paid promotional appearances are keeping the family afloat for now – but how long will it last? According to Teresa, it better last a while, because she doesn’t want to depend on Joe for anything ever again!

Joe Giudice on RHONJ

Another day, another Giudice drama! This time Joe Giudice, who has been cooling his heels in prison after a money fraud situation went terribly awry, has been barred from the prison’s alcohol abuse treatment program over his immigration status.

Despite living in America since he was a baby, and marrying American citizen Teresa Giudice, Joe never completed his citizenship requirements and is currently eligible for deportation once his 41 month prison sentence ends. Last year Joe entered Fort Dix correctional facility and was placed in a special unit for substance abuse. At his sentencing hearing, the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star told the judge that he his drinking was out of control as a result of the legal issues, Teresa’s prison sentence, and the sudden loss of his father

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As expected, there’s another story circulating about the state of Teresa Giudice’s marriage right after the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 trailer is released. Once again, a “source”  is claiming (again) that her marriage is in trouble.

At this point this is a headline every few months. Nevertheless, there is never any new information and the source is either anonymous or the infamous Kim D, yet this rumor always makes headlines and Teresa always denies the story.

Teresa Giudice - Standing Strong Memoir

There’s never a dull moment in Teresa Giudice‘s life. Less than a year after being released from federal prison, Teresa suffered the tragic loss of her mother Antonia and the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star admits that nothing she’s endured has been harder than this. 

Teresa has been working through her grief with yoga and writing. She recently shared more details about her upcoming memoir, Standing Strong, which is about finding her way back to herself and figuring out how to handle not only Joe Giudice‘s prison sentence, but also her mother’s unexpected passing by finding zen and learning to rely on Joe and Melissa Gorga.