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Teresa Giudice Clarifies Whether She Ever Caught Joe Cheating
Joe Gorga reveals what would have been "game over" for his brother-in-law during the RHONJ reunion.
After years of rumors of infidelity surrounding her marriage, Teresa Giudice finally said that she believes her husband, Joe Giudice, has been unfaithful to her during Season 10 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Teresa even revealed during the RHONJ crew's trip to the Jersey Shore this season that she once found Joe's "separate cell phone with one girl" (more on that in The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 10 After Show, above). "I should have left then. I didn't because he denied it to me. I believed him," Teresa told the group before adding that she now believes Joe was cheating on her. "Sometimes you're blind."
But after the RHONJ ladies watched a retrospective of all of the infidelity rumors surrounding Joe over the years during Part 3 of the Season 10 reunion on March 18, Teresa clarified that she never actually caught her husband in the physical act of cheating, as Jacqueline Laurita once said during the RHONJ Season 4 reunion. "I want to just make something clear: I never caught him because I don't want people to think I stayed with a cheater, because that's just not me," Teresa said at this season's sit-down. "If I caught my husband cheating, I would not be with him. That's all I would need to say, 'Bye-bye!'"
Joe Gorga also said during the reunion that he always thought the cheating rumors were true. "But she didn't believe it," he said.
He never discussed the gossip with his brother-in-law, either. "No, and I'll tell you why, because it wouldn't be nice. It wouldn't be nice," Joe Gorga shared. "If my sister was happy and she believed him, I stayed away. When my sister would ever call me and say, 'Joe, I need your help,' then game over."
Joe Gorga was also more outspoken about his sister's marriage than ever before this season, even telling Teresa that he never thought she "had a good relationship." "I just didn't see him treating you the way you should have been treated," he told his sister earlier this season.
However, Joe Gorga said during the reunion that he didn't think it would have been appropriate for him to step in when he saw how Joe Giudice spoke to Teresa over the phone while in ICE custody this season. "What could I say? It's my sister, it was her marriage, I'm not getting involved in her marriage," he shared. "So it hurt me, but I would just look the other way. I wasn't gonna ruin her marriage unless he physically abused her."
Teresa said that she has now seen the light. "Now, after everything I've been through, I do want more for myself, too," she shared during the reunion.
Teresa told her husband that she wanted to end their relationship after 20 years of marriage when she visited him in Italy after he was released from ICE custody in the RHONJ Season 10 finale. She said earlier in the reunion that they are "gonna take it one step at a time" when it comes to officially filing for divorce.
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