Teresa and Joe Giudice Celebrate 14th Wedding Anniversary as Impending Fraud Case Gets Closer

Celebrity News Oct. 25, 2013 AT 2:30PM
Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice celebrate their anniversary Teresa Giudice hugs her husband Joe on their 14th wedding anniversary on Oct. 24, 2013. Credit: Courtesy of Teresa Giudice

From their broad grins at their 14th wedding anniversary dinner, you'd never know Teresa and Joe Giudice were awaiting a federal fraud trial where they could face up to 50 years in prison. The couple, who rose to fame on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, is facing 39 counts of federal fraud, and their February 2014 court date is just around the corner. 

The Giudices finished up season 5 of the Bravo show earlier this month and have already signed on for the sixth season, which is rumored to include details on their legal troubles. 

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On Oct. 24, Teresa Giudice, 41, tweeted a photo with her arms wrapped around her husband, whom she affectionately calls Juicy Joe, saying, "My honey and I had a great time at Rao's for our Anniversary." 

The New Jersey parents of four have been married for 14 years. In September 2011, they had a second wedding ceremony at Oheka Castle on Long Island, which they admitted was mainly to put divorce rumors to rest. 

Teresa and Joe Giudice head to court for their arraignment on Aug. 14, 2013.
Teresa and Joe Giudice head to court for their arraignment on Aug. 14, 2013.
Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty

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In the second ceremony, Tre wore a $25,000 Pnina Tornai gown and the couple's four daughters were all involved. 

Many have criticized the New Jersey housewife for showing no emotion since the charges were filed against her, but in a special interview with Andy Cohen, Teresa explained her stoic behavior. 

"I can't fall apart, Andy," she said. "I have my daughters. They mean the world to me." 

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The couple's trial was originally slated to start this month, but was pushed back to ensure both sides had enough time to comb through the various financial documents involved.

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