Following the revelation that she "probably wouldn't" join husband Joe Giudice in Italy if he ends up getting deported after the completion of his prison sentence later this year, Teresa Giudice elaborated on what that decision would mean for the future of their marriage during Part 3 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 9 reunion Wednesday night.
When Andy Cohen asked if she and Joe would "split up" if he is deported, she said, "I mean, unless my kids say, 'Mommy, I want to move to Italy.' But Gia's going to college next year. I haven't spoken to Milania or Audriana about it. We haven't gotten there yet," Teresa explained. "And Gabriella already voiced her opinion to me. She's like, 'That would be so hard for me, Mommy.' She doesn't speak the language. She's like, 'That would kill me even more.' You know, it's like starting a whole new life, and they've been through so much already."
Teresa went on to say that she's not interested in having a relationship with Joe if they can't be in the same country. "So, I mean, I'm not doing a long-distance relationship. I'm just not doing it. I want somebody with me every day," she said. "And I know exactly what happens. Like, you know, I'm sure he'll be with other women. You know, it happens. So, if we do the long distance thing, it's not gonna work. I'll be like, 'Bye, bye.'"
Teresa admitted that she and Joe haven't had too many conversations about what will happen to their family if the decision for the appeal they filed for the deportation ruling does not go their way. "We hate to talk about it, so believe it or not, we've only, like, talked about it once," she revealed. "But he's said it, too. He's like, obviously, if that happens, I'm gonna move on with my life, you're gonna move on with your life, and that's what's gonna happen."
In reaction to Teresa's comments about her husband, her brother, Joe Gorga, said he was supportive of her decision. "In a way he deceived her. He lied, he cheated his family. She shouldn't have went through what she went through," he said. "So whatever makes her happy, that's what I want for her."
Melissa Gorga and Margaret Josephs echoed that sentiment, saying they just want to see Teresa happy as well. "I want to be happy. I haven't been happy in a long time," Teresa said. "I'm tired of legal stuff."
But Teresa made it clear that she's "sticking by" Joe "to the end." "Yeah, it's just a lot to deal with, my children, what's gonna happen with him, it's a lot. And listen, everyone makes mistakes, but to get deported, that's so sad," she shared. "So I'm doing everything I can. I'm spending all this money, I'm appealing it, like everything. Like, whatever has to be done, I'm doing it. I'll fight to the end. That's what I'm doing."
See more from Part 3 of the RHONJ Season 9 reunion, below.
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