When photos of Joe Giudice out with other women at a resort in Mexico surfaced last month, one might have thought that Teresa Giudice's reaction would have been more along the lines of her Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 1 table flip. However, it appears that she has more of a "Namaste Teresa" attitude to the whole situation.
Teresa shared her very calm reaction to the photos during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on February 5. "I was happy for him," she said. "I was totally fine with it. I'm not jealous."
Actually, it was Teresa and Joe's four daughters (Gia, 19, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, Audriana, 10) who had a problem with the pics. "I made it OK with our daughters. At first, Milania saw it and Gia, and they're like, 'Are you kidding me?'" Teresa recalled. "And I was like, 'Girls, it's fine. He's living his life.' Because I was fine with it, they were fine with it."
Hearing how his girls felt about the photos made Joe "really upset," according to Teresa. "He didn't go out that night, he said, because he didn't want our daughters to see that," Teresa shared.
These photos of Joe came about a month after reports surfaced that he and Teresa had separated after 20 years of marriage. “They discussed their future when Teresa and the girls went to Italy in early November and they agreed that each had to move on," a source told PEOPLE in December 2019. "They are doing so amicably and very slowly."
The source also told the outlet that “there are no plans for divorce" and that Teresa and Joe "are focused" on their daughters. “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," the insider said. "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."
Teresa shared a similar sentiment while reflecting on the photos and her current relationship with Joe while speaking to E! News' Pop of the Morning this week. "I'm like, it's OK," she said. "We're not together. I want him to be happy. He was having a good time, and that's what he's supposed to be doing, you know?"
However, Teresa expressed her hope that she and Joe will have some privacy moving forward. "It's unfortunate that we're in the public eye, and it wasn't even paparazzi taking his pictures; it was people staying at the resort. It's like we're humans, leave us alone. We're just like everybody else," she said. "Let us live our lives just like you do."
Teresa opens up more about her relationship with Joe while he was in ICE custody in The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 10 After Show, above.
Watch a preview of the next episode of RHONJ coming up on Wednesday, February 12 at 8/7c, below.
Photo: Joe Giudice/Instagram
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