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Teresa Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey has been married to Joe Giudice for 18 years now. Currently, rumor has it that Teresa and Joe Giudice’s relationship is on the rocks. Are Teresa and Joe Giudice getting a divorce? Let’s look at the details.

Financial trouble started to hit the Giudices, who filed for bankruptcy in 2009. However, they withdrew their petition the following year. On March 4, 2014, Joe and Teresa pleaded guilty to committing mail, wire, bank, and bankruptcy fraud.

Teresa’s 11-month sentence began on January 5, 2015, but she was released December 23, 2015. Joe’s 41-month sentence started on March 23, 2016. With Joe in prison, Teresa is taking care of their four daughters —Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana.

When Did the Trouble Start?

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Teresa took to Instagram and posted a photo of herself and Loren La Forge-Kyriakoulis, a New Jersey divorce attorney, which reportedly had the caption, “Dinner with a great friend getting great advice,” which was later changed to, “Dinner with a great friend lots of laughs.” This had people speculating that Teresa might be planning to divorce her husband. But the rumor about their marriage being over were shut down by Teresa’s attorney.

False Rumors 

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Teresa Giudice’s lawyer, James J. Leonard Jr. said, “It’s extremely sad that there are actually people out there and semi-reputable media outlets who seem to take pleasure in perpetuating horrible rumors and fake news stories about this family,” adding, “Haven’t they been through enough? Haven’t the children suffered enough? People need to let this family live their lives. Enough is enough. No one is cheating, no one is getting divorced. The truth is they can’t wait to be together again.”

In fact, he claims that, despite their personal problems, the couple are stronger than ever. He said, “These last few years have been very challenging and very difficult. Both Joe and Teresa have each lost a parent, have both experienced incarceration and have both been without one another for long periods of time. I can tell you from having deeply personal conversations with both of them, what they want more than anything is to be together with one another and their children and move forward to brighter days as a family.”