Always and forever. Although Joe and Teresa Giudice announced their split in December, the Italian native, 47, can’t help but gush over his longtime love. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star took to Instagram to rave about the brunette beauty, also 47, on Wednesday, January 8.

“Love my wife, always working. Great, [inspirational] women stay focused,” Joe wrote on a photo he posted of the reality star promoting her new business endeavor.

Following Joe’s expression of support, one troll questioned whether Tre’s new product is legit. “She doesn’t use that product, but I do hope she sells a lot …,” they wrote. “She is [the] mother of my four beautiful girls love is always there, family first,” he wrote back with pride.

Joe Giudice Instagram Comments Regarding Soon To Be Ex Wife Teresa Giudice
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This isn’t the first time Joe gushed over his estranged wife on the ‘gram. “Cougars,” Joe commented on a photo of Tre in a sexy blue dress with her pals on Monday, January 6. “Hot mama looking good, babe,” he added with heart emojis, a thumbs-up and a rose emoji.

Although it’s clear Joe still has love for Teresa, it makes sense the two grew apart — all things considered. After Joe — who shares Gia, 19, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10, with Tre — completed his 41-month prison sentence for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud in March, he was transferred to ICE custody until October when the reality star requested to return to Italy until his case is settled. While Joe is stationed overseas, clearly the distance and time apart put a strain on their relationship.

“Everyone saw it coming. No one is really surprised,” a source exclusively told In Touch after the duo announced they’re uncoupling. “Even their daughters knew it was coming and the recent trip to Italy was all about spending quality time together and discussing the real issue at hand — they were splitting up.”

The insider continued, “The girls will be fine. Joe and Teresa too. It’s been a good long run, it’s very bittersweet, but it was inevitable.” Even though they may not be husband and wife for much longer, their love and admiration for one another might never fade.

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