Following the shocking news that Teresa Giudice’s husband, Joe Giudice, has been carrying on an affair with the family nanny, the couple’s Real Housewives of New Jersey co-star Caroline Manzo is speaking out about the cheating scandal.
“I hate to even think about [the reports],” she told In Touch at the Samsung Hope For Children Gala in New York on June 11. “I don’t like to talk about that stuff. He’s got four young children that see and read and understand and that’s a very personal thing between them.”
But there is one thing Caroline is certain of: Teresa will stay strong through it all.
“Come on, you don’t think she’s strong? My God, after what she’s been through. She’s a pitbull!” Caroline tells the mag. “You know, you’ve got to respect that about her.”
EXCLUSIVE: Caroline Manzo Confesses: "If My Husband Cheated, I Would Forgive Him"
And a source close to Teresa confirms that the reality star’s upbringing is the source of her strength.
“Teresa comes from a very religious Italian family that doesn’t believe in divorce— that’s why she’s put up with so much,” an insider tells In Touch. “It’s gotten to the point where, for the first time, Teresa could leave him and still have her family’s support. He’s put her through that much.”