There’s nothing like jail time and the threat of deportation to put stress on a marriage, and a source close to the couple has revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY whether Teresa and Joe Giudice are planning to divorce after their multiple counts of fraud landed the ‘RHONJ’ couple, his and hers prison sentences.
Teresa and Joe Giudice, both 42, have been married for 13 years. However, their relationship has been put under more strain than ever following their sentencing on Oct. 2. Joe will spend 41 months in prison and Teresa, 15 months. Not only that, but the fact that Joe never received his American citizenship means that the family also faces his possible deportation back to Italy. Is their marriage in danger? A source revealed the truth to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Teresa & Joe Giudice To Divorce Now That They’re Both Headed To Jail? The Truth
“Teresa would never leave Joe in a million years,” says a source close to the couple. “She would never ever do that. She will never divorce him.
“It’s not even a concern in her mind that both of their jail sentences could possibly affect their marriage.”
Teresa Giudice To Start Her Sentence On January 5
That’s amazing to hear — and kind of surprising! It was their legal team’s plan to put more of the blame on Joe in the couple’s fraudulent activities in the hopes that Teresa might get a lesser sentence. When that particular strategy failed, it wouldn’t be particularly shocking if Teresa got fed up with their arrangement.
However, it’s clear that Teresa remains dedicated not just to her husband but to her four children and to the family dynamic.
Teresa will serve her sentence first while Joe takes care of the kids; once her term is up, he’ll take his turn. Seems like a pretty fair compromise on the part of the sentencing judge so that a parent is always in the home! Teresa will start her sentence on January 5, after the holidays.
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that Teresa and Joe will continue to lean on each other during this difficult time, or was it to be expected? Let us know!
— Amanda Mitchell