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Teresa Giudice is speaking out for the first time in the new issue of In Touch — on newsstands now — after watching the shocking scenes from an upcoming episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey which reveal her husband of 10 years making a secretive phone call to what many believe was another woman – and referring to Teresa over the phone as a “b*tch” and a “c**t.”
In the revealing interview Teresa tells In Touch after watching an advance screening of the episode, “I felt like I’d been kicked in the stomach. I was humiliated.”
“I can’t defend him on this,” Teresa continues. “I’m hurt by him and disappointed by him.”
Joe’s shocking behavior took place during a 50th birthday party for fellow Housewife Caroline Manzo in California’s Napa Valley. In the scene, Joe excused himself to make what he said was a “work call.” RHONJ’s cameras caught Joe sneaking off and speaking in a soft voice to the person at the other end of the line, whispering suggestively, “What are you doing right now?” and “Don’t even tell me that.”
When Teresa approaches, Joe very clearly tells the caller. “Here comes my b*tch wife. She’s such a c**t.”
While Teresa clings to the belief that Joe was on the phone with a “worker” at the New Jersey pizzeria he owned, she tells In Touch, “I am not stupid,” adding that if Joe continues to humiliate her like this, “I will not be with him. I will totally leave him.”
Teresa says that after she sat her husband down and forced him to watch the clip, “He was so ashamed and embarrassed,” she says. “He was like, ‘I can’t believe I ever said that.’ ”
While Joe has promised to turn over a new leaf, Teresa tells In Touch, “If this continues, I will leave.”
Read the full interview with Teresa in the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.