In late November, Teresa Giudice and her daughters visited Joe in Italy while he awaits the verdict in his deportation case and during the visit, “They discussed their future when Teresa and the girls went to Italy in early November and they agreed that each had to move on. They are doing so amicably and very slowly,” reports People.
“Joe has been out on a few dates, Teresa has not. She has been too busy with the girls, with work obligations and taking care of her father. She is happy for Joe. They have been very friendly with one another and are very supportive of each other’s happiness. They still love one another, but as Teresa told Andy Cohen on the WWHL special, they are separated by the Atlantic Ocean. Neither is interested in a long distance relationship.”
The sources adds, “there are no plans for divorce” at this time, adding that “both of them are focused” on their four daughters: Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10.
The writings were on the wall when Teresa Giudice announced that their daughters would visit Joe for Christmas in Italy, while she stayed behind in New Jersey with her father.
The couple have been married for almost 20 years and share four daughters — Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10. They have been living apart for nearly four years while Joe served a 41-month prison sentence for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud and Teresa served 11 months prior to that.
Teresa Giudice, 47, and Joe Giudice, 47, appeared on a special edition of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. During the interview, Teresa and Joe told Andy Cohen that they’re at a crossroads with their marriage and would not be making any decisions until they spent some time together in person.
“I’m waiting until I get there to see if I feel differently,” Teresa said. “I just feel like when you live apart. … He says the same thing, when he sees me, he may not want this either. We’ll know when we see each other.”
“I want to wake up with someone every single day,” Teresa said, explaining that her kids understood. “I think they get it. I don’t think they want to see it happen, obviously, but I think they understand. Because the way I explained it to them, how are we going to live apart? I don’t think he would be faithful. I think he would have someone there and have me here. I just don’t want to live that life.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Wednesday nights, at 9 p.m. ET, on Bravo.