The 46-year-old mom has been working tirelessly to keep her family together, but it seems as though the distance wouldn’t be the best thing for the Giudice family. And it seems as though the Gorgas expected as much.
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“I did not think that she was gonna just pick up with her four daughters, who are about to enter college and high school, and move over to Italy,” Melissa, 39, told Entertainment Tonight.
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“I didn’t think that that was even an option or something that she was considering,” the former singer revealed.
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“She doesn’t discuss these kinds of things,” she noted. “It’s just not something she’s discussing.”
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Andy Cohen and the ladies actually touched on the communication aspect of Teresa’s family tragedy during the reunion finale that aired March 6, where they compared how Italians and Jews communicate during trying times.
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According to the Italians in the room, they’d rather keep it quiet, whereas costar Jackie Goldschneider, Andy, and the other Jewish folks in the room said they’re all about being upfront with their struggles.
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“I started crying,” Teresa’s costar Margaret admitted to ET. “I feel like this has been a long road for her, and for it to come to this, where she stuck by him so long, and to have it have to end this way is heartbreaking.”
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“No matter what the decision is, it’s still heart-wrenching … especially for her daughters, to have to live through all of this and to pay the restitution and everything else,” Marge, 51, continued. “To have it end this way, it’s devastating.”
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“You never know, it might it might not happen,” Melissa remarked. “He might not go.”
“It could turn around,” Margaret added.
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Teresa was as upfront as she could be during the reunion finale, where she explained that she would only make the move if it was something her daughters also wanted … and so far they haven’t exactly been into the idea of uprooting their entire lives.
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Her eldest daughter, Gia Giudice, was recently accepted to college and her daughter Gabriella has already expressed her hesitations about leaving the country. “That would be so hard for me, Mommy,” the 15-year-old said.
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When Andy asked Melissa if she would make the same choice as her sister-in-law, she mentioned that her husband and Teresa’s brother, Joe Gorga, actually asked her and their daughter, Antonia, the same question earlier in the week. She didn’t hesitate to say she was on board, according to her dad.
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Marge’s take on the whole situation? Though she had sympathy for Teresa’s specific situation because she has younger children, she said she’d be packing her bags to join her hubby if the tables had turned. Margaret’s kids are all grown up, so it sounds like more of a vacation than a burden for the Josephs.
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“It’s like starting a whole new life, and [my kids] have been through so much already,” Teresa told Andy during the reunion finale. “So, I mean, I’m not doing a long-distance relationship. I’m just not doing it. You know, I want somebody with me every day. And I know exactly what happens, like, I’m sure he’ll be with other women. It happens. So, if we do the long-distance thing, it’s not gonna work. I’d be like, bye-bye!”