It’s no secret that Teresa and Joe Giudice are having a tough year. The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars, both 42, recently received separate jail sentences in a federal fraud case, which will take the cookbook author away from her four daughters for 15 months, after which her husband will serve 41 months. Read about her prison fears and daughters' reactions.
Not only has the looming pressure of jail time weighed on their minds, but the couple’s relationship also seems to be suffering in the wake of the sentencing.
“Teresa and Joe’s emotional connection is fading,” a family insider tells Us Weekly. “Resentment is creeping in. There is an icy distance.”
Tre’s main concern lies in the care of her daughters Gia, 13, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 8, and Audriana, 5. The hands-on mom doesn’t think her hubby will step up to the plate when it comes to their children.
The Real Housewife “expects him to step up and learn the girls’ schedules,” the insider notes. “But he hasn’t shown interest.” And if she complains, the source adds, “Joe says Teresa is nagging.”
Though tensions are running high in the Giudice home, the couple will likely remain married.
“Splitting up would cause the kids turmoil,” one friend tells Us. “She wouldn’t bring them more harm.”
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