Melissa said the decision to do the holiday solo wasn't an indicator of more problems with Teresa Giudice! "We honestly haven't spent Thanksgiving together. We try to do Easter and Christmas with them," Melissa told NY Daily News. "Joe and I usually go away for Thanksgiving or spend it with my family."
Melissa and Joe packed up the kiddos (aka Joey, Gino and Antonia) and headed off to Jamaica for the week. Melissa shared a few photos of their getaway on her Instagram account. With as cold and crummy as it was supposed to be in New Jersey this week, I don't blame her a bit. And hey, with downsizing their house back in September, they can maybe afford a little family vacay these days since they're renting a smaller place. For the record, this mysterious "house sale" still doesn't show up on the county records.
In the photo, you can't really make out if it's a man or a woman. It's someone in a hat and sunglasses, but that's all you can see. It could be Teresa for all we know, but the fan is adamant, "It was DEFINITELY not Teresa,”
Teresa took to Twitter to share a few snaps from the night and to gush about helping such a worthy cause.
I know that Teresa was involved with Nephcure before the Federal indictments were handed down, but I'm sure her new crisis PR management team, headed up by Wendy Feldman, is encouraging her to do anything that looks good right now.
Wendy spoke out yesterday to E!, explaining how she and Teresa got connected and why we should feel bad for the Giudices during this stressful time.
Teresa Giudice is having like the worst year in the history of bad years. I would say things can only get better but with her federal fraud trial scheduled to begin in February 2014, I don't believe that's true!
This week Teresa and husband Joe Giudice were charged with an additional two indictments for Bank Fraud and Loan Application Fraud, bringing the total number of charges to a whopping 41! FORTY-ONE counts, people! FORTY-ONE. Seriously – I am still in disbelief about the 39 original counts, my brain can't handle more! #CheckMyCharges
Oops, she did it again! Teresa Giudice and husband Joe are now being indicted for a total of 41 counts of fraud. The feds have added two NEW counts to the current charges!
The authorities shared today that the two additional counts are related to a $361,000 mortgage loan that Teresa took out in July of 2005. Teresa claimed on the loan application that she was employed as a realtor making $15,000 per month. But the fact is that Teresa wasn't even employed outside the home at the time!
Teresa's attorney says she will plead not guilty to these new charges as well. “As she did with respect to the allegations contained in the original Indictment, Teresa intends to plead ‘not guilty’ to the allegations in the new indictment. She looks forward to defending herself. … Beyond that, we will answer all of the charges in court, not out.”