Welcome back, Real Housewives of New Jersey. Oh, how I have missed you! There is no doubt that much of the drama this season will center on Teresa Giudice, and if she has been seeing other men while her husband, Joe Giudice, was serving his 41-month prison sentence for fraud.

When he finished that sentence, Joe was immediately taken into custody by ICE. An immigration judge ruled that Joe, because he never became a United States citizen, should be deported to Italy. Joe filed an appeal bond so that he could await the court’s ruling at home with his family, but it was denied. So, Joe requested to return to Italy to wait for the final decision that is due this month. He flew back on October 11 to Italy.

Teresa has been spotted on more than one occasion with a much younger man, Blake Schreck. The duo was seen holding hands, but Teresa’s attorney maintained that the couple are just friends. Who are apparently very friendly.

During an incredibly awkward sit-down with Bravo’s Andy Cohen that aired on October 27, Teresa insisted that Blake is only a friend. Joe, who appeared via video call from Italy for the special Watch What Happens Live episode, seemed skeptical. Then again, Teresa also accused Joe of cheating. She previously made it clear that if Joe was deported, they were going to break up.

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In an interview with US Weekly, RHONJ’s Margaret Josephs sounded off on the rumors that Teresa was romantically involved with another man while her Juicy Joe was locked-up.“They’re rumors, but I wouldn’t blame her. I mean, everything’s circumstantial. I don’t know what goes on behind closed doors, and I am the last person to judge anybody cheating, considering the way I met my husband,” Margaret said. “And that’s what I stand by.”

In 2013, Margaret’s marriage to her first husband, Jan Josephs, broke up after 19 years. The reason? Margaret had an affair with Joe Benigno, who is her current husband.

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“My goal is for all my friends to be happy, and Teresa’s been through it. So, of course, that was my stance all along. I wouldn’t blame her, and I’m not one to judge cheating rumors,” the fashion designer stated.

Teresa was first spotted with boy toy platonic friend Blake on December 31, 2018. In February, they hit up Miami with friends. The final sighting of the twosome was of them having cocktails at a rooftop bar in New York City in June. Teresa’s attorney, James J. Leonard, Jr., has characterized their relationship as “100 percent strictly business.” Ummm…sure.

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Margaret’s only concern is for Teresa and how she is doing. “I am just always here for Teresa. I always text her,” Margaret shared. “I always check in, regardless of all any issue we’ve ever had. … She knows that I always stand by her, and I’m always thinking of her and the girls and just being supportive for her. Whatever she needs from me, emotional support, anything,” Margaret added. “Anything she would ever need from me.”


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