Teresa and Joe’s 20-year marriage got here to an finish after he did not take any accountability for his actions — the exact same actions that despatched them each to jail.
The Feb. 26 season finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was titled “Family Reunion”, and that’s as a result of it showcased Teresa Giudice‘s highly-anticipated reunion with then-husband Joe in Italy, following his launch from each jail and ICE. Teresa’s important goal was to chaperone her 4 daughters as they reunited with their dad, however Joe additionally needed to reconnect together with his spouse. Unfortunately for him, she wasn’t within the temper.
The women’ journey to Italy got here 5 months after Teresa wrapped filming Season 10 along with her co-stars, throughout which Danielle Staub revealed that Teresa urged her to tug Margaret Josephs‘ hair, so Teresa had somewhat of a clear mind when she reunited with Joe. And it was with that clear mind that she told Joe she didn’t need to sleep in the identical mattress as him. Then, when he tried posing in a photograph along with her, she prompt she simply take the picture of him and their daughters as an alternative.
“I know Joe is trying to be sweet to me — I think Joe wants to be a couple again. But I haven’t been happy with Joe for a long time,” she stated as a sequence of flashbacks confirmed a few of their darkest occasions collectively, together with that point he took a mysterious telephone name within the vineyards throughout a solid journey to California in 2012. She continued, “I remember when I first got married to Joe everything was great, and I truly do not want to hurt him, but sometimes you just can’t get over what happened and you need to move on”.
Later that night time, after a stunning Italian dinner with daughter Gia, Milania, Audriana and Gabriella, Teresa and Joe sat down for a chat, one-on-one. “I want you to know how I feel, and I want you to tell me how you feel [before we leave]”, Teresa informed Joe. “We haven’t been with each other in so long,” she added, earlier than Joe stated, “By the time we get used to each other, you’ll be gone.”
“I’m just saying, how do you see us with this whole situation?” Teresa requested. He prompt that they will get on planes usually and see one another in varied areas, at any time when they need. But that didn’t fulfill Teresa. “I want somebody to be with me every single day,” she stated.
“Listen,” he informed her. “I can’t change what the present is, okay. I got an appeal going, and we still got a while before that.”
“So we’re both going to wait?” she requested. He stated, “I don’t know. Maybe it’ll make our relationship stronger,” earlier than he began twirling the wine in his glass, which irritated Teresa. “Stop swishing your wine … I’m trying to talk to you.”
She continued, “The past five years have been really dark. You’ve said a lot of hurtful things to me like you wish you never married me and all this other stuff. It just makes me think about some things, like you marry someone and they’re supposed to protect you. It’s just, I don’t know, I trusted you and then you made s*** happen.”
“[Teresa], s*** happens to everybody,” he shot again. “Are you out of your mind? My crime was a bogus crime. People don’t even do time for that kind of crap. So let’s just forget about it. It’s in the past.”
She then informed him, “Listen, I haven’t been the same since.” But he informed her to not blame him. “Do you think I want our marriage to fall apart?” he requested. She stated she understood it, however nonetheless felt upset, so he requested, “Do you just want to end [our marriage]?”
“Do you want me to lie to you?” she requested.
“It’s so infuriating to me. After four years of us both doing time, he still does not take responsibility for what he has done. He hasn’t changed”, she stated in a personal confessional.
“I guess that’s it,” Joe then stated, earlier than they hugged and stated goodbye to one another. “No matter what, I want you to be happy endlessly,” Teresa informed Joe. He then went to spend the night time with their daughters.
After her alarm clock went off at three within the morning, Teresa revealed in a confessional, “I’m not ready to tell the girls that things are over between me and my father. We’re still going to fight the appeal and there’s a chance Joe might still come back to America. But I’m jut really happy that Joe is out and free and my daughters are reunited with their dad. Even if they’re definitely going to have to get on a plane to see him. This is not the end, so that’s how I want my daughters to feel. The past five years, we’ve been through a lot and of course, I put everyone else’s needs before mine. But hopefully now that this chapter’s closed, I can start thinking about what makes Teresa happy.”
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