Teresa Giudice questioned the strength of cousin Kathy Wakile‘s marriage to husband Richie on Sunday’s part one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion, but when part two airs October 7, it’s Giudice’s own union to “Juicy Joe” that comes under fire.
In a shocking new preview clip from part two of the three-part season wrap-up, Giudice is rendered speechless when foe Jacqueline Laurita alleges that Giudice’s husband, Joe, cheated on her. “You walked in on your husband when he had somebody on the desk in his office,” Laurita snaps to Giudice, who is sitting beside Joe on the reunion couch.
(In a bizarre exchange on Sunday’s show, Teresa boasted that her husband, Joe, could pick up more women than Kathy’s husband, Richie.)
Laurita’s allegation is a follow-up of sorts to Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s August 19 episode, filmed during the cast’s trip to California’s Napa Valley. During a private, seemingly clandestine phone call, Joe referred to his wife — the mother of his four daughters — as “my bitch wife” and a “c–t”; he claimed to Teresa (who didn’t hear the ugly insults) that he was speaking with a coworker.
“Joe and I are happy together now. He’s a great dad and a great husband and we still really like each other. He’s not perfect, I’m not perfect, but you put up with each other’s faults for the good of the whole,” Teresa wrote in her post-show Bravo blog in August. “Should I break up my family and leave him because he called me an ugly name a year ago? My pride wants to of course, but I don’t think that’s the right or responsible thing to do.”
During part two of the reunion, Giudice also faces her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, who takes Giudice to task for insinuating that Gorga was once a stripper. “You don’t get to sit here and play victim! Guess who the victim is? Me!” Gorga fumes in the preview.
While Laurita and Gorga’s insults surely sting, Caroline Manzo puts things more succinctly for Giudice. “This is 15 minutes of fame,” Manzo says, referring to the Bravo series. “You are going to wake up one day and be alone.”
Part two of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion airs Sunday at 10 p.m. (EST) on Bravo.
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