Teresa Giudice got very real about her marriage and subsequent split from Joe Giudice at the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 10 reunion.
The RHONJ OG revealed that while her four daughters “don’t love the idea” of their parents splitting “but they get it.”
Teresa and Joe announced their official split in December 2019. This came after months if not years of speculation that their marriage was over.
During part two of the reunion, Andy played a clip reel of all the harsh words Joe said to and about Teresa over the years, he then asked if Teresa has talked to her daughters about Joe’s comments.
“I tell my daughters, I say to them, ‘Daddy’s a great father, I don’t want a guy to speak to you the way daddy speaks to me,” she said. “I want you to find a guy who puts you on a pedestal in front of everybody.”
She went on to claim that Joe only talked to her like that when the cameras were rolling.
“The only time he treated me like…the way he spoke to me like that was on the show,” Teresa explained.
According to Teresa, Joe “tried to act like this macho guy” when the cameras were rolling “but behind the scenes he was good to me.”
Teresa also insisted that she wasn’t “unhappy” in her marriage to Joe.
However, Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga disagrees.
“No, it was not just on the show,” Melissa insisted. “He hated the cameras – he did. He would get so frustrated so you would see it more. But he didn’t baby her at all. He wasn’t passionate, he wasn’t kissy-huggy. He was NEVER praising Teresa.”
Despite Melissa’s claims, Teresa buckled down and said Joe “didn’t treat me bad because then I would have never stayed.”
Teresa then said they had a “great marriage” while Melissa told her, “You can do a lot better.”
Meanwhile, Teresa also revealed that she hasn’t had her “pipes cleaned” since splitting with Joe, adding “I want to though. I’m dying to!”
As for her next man, Teresa says she’s done with Italian men.
“My first guy was Italian, I want my next one to be Jewish,” she confessed. “I heard Jewish men make the best husbands. I want somebody to talk so sweet to me and gentle, I want to be beautiful to him. I’m done with the whole Italian, tough guy. I’m tired of that. I want something different.”
The final part of the three-part RHONJ season 10 reunion airs on Wednesday, March 18 at 8/7c.
Do you think Teresa can do better than Joe? Did Teresa and Joe have a good marriage? What type of guy would you like to see Teresa with next?