Sharing a bed with your husband of 20 years? Couldn’t be Teresa Giudice. In an upcoming episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey, however, the star is faced with just that issue. After she and her daughters with Joe Giudice fly out to visit him in Italy, they’re met with the dilemma of figuring out the sleeping arrangements — and that’s when things get, as the mom of four calls it, “kinda weird.”
“Are you sleeping here tonight? … Do you want to stay with the girls?” Teresa, 47, asks Joe, 47. When he counters that their daughters’ beds are too small to share with their dad, she asks if he “was expecting” that they’d share, and, yeah, he clearly was. “I mean, we got 20 years in our marriage,” he answers back. But his wife isn’t on board with that idea.
“We haven’t been together in almost four years, so it’s kinda weird,” answers Teresa, who seemingly enjoyed her sort-of-single status while her estranged husband was behind bars. “I don’t know,” she continues. “It’s been a long time, you know? You need to slow it down.”
The couple, who officially announced their split in December 2019, have stayed flirty on Instagram, however — and that translates on screen in the show. “Listen: By the end of this trip, things could change,” Joe tells the mother of his children. “Who the hell knows?”
IRL, though, the relationship is still complicated. In January 2020, the father of four used the social media platform to reflect on his two-decade long marriage. “Whatever happens in our future, remember we were friends to begin with,” he captioned a slideshow of photos of the couple over the years. “We will always stay strong. It’s not distance that breaks a couple, it’s actions!”
The star shared that he’s looking to younger couples for inspiration. “I’m growing and learning more from today’s generation. Egocentrism was [a] thing in [the] Baby Boomer and Gen X era. Now, Millennials believe in joint effort, not separating roles,” he wrote. “Not that I didn’t love my era, [but] I see the ego thing got in my way like a trap. One bedroom is good today, simplicity, girls and family first, and actions speak louder than a car or big things.💪🇮🇹👏☝️”
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