Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice are now living apart while he serves his 41-month jail sentence, but there's no doubt in Siggy Flicker's mind that the couple will be able to weather the storm. Their separation comes just months after Teresa was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut after serving nearly a year in prison. Still, the the time and distance between them won't do much to damage the core of their relationship, according to The Real Housewives of New Jersey rookie and relationship expert.
"Well Teresa's very busy with the girls. One has soccer, one has dance, one has cheerleading — she's busy all the time. How she keeps that fresh [with Joe] is she goes to visit him every week," Siggy told The Daily Dish. "He's not in another state. She can send the car with the girls and she goes to visit him. And they keep it alive like that."
And, Siggy knows what she's talking about, having penned the relationship book, Write Your Own Fairy Tale: The New Rules for Dating, Relationships, and Finding Love On Your Terms in 2015. Given her credentials, she offered up some advice for Teresa during this tough time. "What's saving Teresa right now are her beautiful daughters because the busier you are, you don't think about, 'Oh my god, I really miss him right now,'" she said. "She's constantly running around and she's so busy. But the love, the foundation of their love is there. And anybody who tries to rip it apart, it's just not gonna work. It's not gonna work, I saw it with my own two eyes."
Siggy then recalled the moment she knew that what the Giudices have is the real deal. "The first time I met Joe Giudice, we were watching Teresa [record her] audio book... and he had tears in his eyes," Siggy said. "And, listen, I know she's going through some tough times. And I can only imagine what it's like not to have your husband at night to cuddle with, to help you with errands, to just say, 'Hey, honey, I want to share with you what my day was like,' but I know that she's in constant contact with him via phone and she goes to visit him every week."
You can catch Siggy, Teresa, and the rest of the RHONJ ladies every Sunday at 8/7c. Check out a highlight from the Season 7 premiere, below.