Teresa Giudice on Joe Cheating Rumors: "If He Wants To Be With Another Girl, Bye!"
Ouch! The ladies of the Real Housewives of New Jersey appeared separately on a special Watch What Happens Live: Jersey Tell-All episode with Andy Cohen that aired on Sunday, May 19, and nothing was off-limits during the hour-long event.
Gearing up for their upcoming season five premiere on June 2, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Caroline Manzo, Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita dished about their most drama-filled moments from seasons past with Cohen.
Notably, Cohen asked Giudice, 41, about a notorious Napa Valley trip episode from Season 4 in which her husband, Joe, called her "my bitch wife" and a "c--t" during a clandestine phone call with an unidentified friend. (Joe claimed it was a coworker).
Talking to Cohen, Teresa briefly addressed their marital troubles -- including alleged reports, even coming from Laurita, of cheating on Joe's part.
"My thing is this, listen, if he wants to be with another girl, bye!" the Fabulicious: On The Grill cookbook author explained. "You know what I mean? There's no chain on his foot. We're not made that way."
Asked about the phone call in Napa Valley, Teresa said his insults made her "upset" but reasoned that "he didn't say it to me," and admitted she's called her husband "a dick" or an "a--hole" while venting with friends.
Noting that Joe "did feel bad" about his comments, Teresa said that the two have gotten past that low moment in their marriage.
Both Teresa's sister-in-law, Gorga, and Manzo told Cohen they cried when they watched the scene and felt awful for Teresa. Laurita, who feuded with former BFF Teresa during season four, said she texted Teresa after the episode aired to send her support, saying that she didn't "enjoy" watching the scene play out.
When Cohen asked Gorga who she really thought was on the phone with Joe, Gorga declined to answer.
"To be honest with you, that's a line I'm not going to cross," she said. "I'm not going to talk about marriage. I'll talk about a lot of things, but when it comes to that, I don't want to discuss that. That's between them. Marriage is a line I won't cross."
Despite the drama surrounding the Giudices, Teresa was in good spirits while talking about her marriage on the Wendy Williams Show on May 8.
When Williams said that Joe must really want a boy (Teresa and Joe have four daughters together -- Gia, 12, Gabriella, 8, Milania, 7, Audriana, 3), Teresa said that the two discussed having another baby, even by surrogate.
"He does [want a boy]," she said, adding, "We're done [having kids]. We're really done. A few of our friends had surrogate mothers … he knows I get the varicose veins, so he's like 'Hon, why don't we get a surrogate mother?'"
"But I'm so old fashioned, I need to carry my own baby, so I can't," she continued. "If I had a problem of course, by all means, then do that, but I carried four, if I was going to have a little boy, I'd want to carry him."
Calling the new season a "roller coaster," Giudice promised that, despite some drama, the "fun Teresa is back!"
The fifth season of RHONJ returns June 2 on Bravo.