Opening up about the tough times. Teresa Giudice joins her friends for her first outing after removing her ankle bracelet in The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Sunday, August 28, episode, as seen in Us Weekly's exclusive sneak peek.
The Bravo series' preview clip shows the ladies out to dinner at the spa resort, where Siggy Flicker reveals that some of her friends were incredulous years ago when she stayed with husband Michael after he lost his business. Melissa Gorga chimes in that she and husband Joe Gorga similarly know the pain of dealing with financial hardship.
"We lost everything in '08 — we couldn't even buy diapers when we were buying our house," the 37-year-old mom of three tells the group. "And he sent me out of Costco because my Costco card was expired, and you needed 50 dollars to renew it. I called him on the phone, I'm like, 'Joe, it's a $50 [fee].' He's like, 'Come back out.' Like, I came back out of the store, and we drove home."
At that, Teresa adds that she has had other friends approach her and ask if she's planning to divorce husband Joe Giudice.
"Everyone says to me daily, 'Any other woman would have left Joe. How do you stay with him?'" the Celebrity Apprentice alum, 44, says. "I'm like, 'What do you mean, how do I stay with him? I love my husband!'"
Teresa returned home in December after serving an 11-month stint in prison for fraud charges, and Joe began his 41-month sentence in March. (Teresa completed her 44-day house arrest in February.) Joe has previously said that he takes full responsibility for the actions that put the pair in hot water.
Watch the emotional clip in the video above.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Bravo Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.
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