While the cats away the mice will play? Well, that’s not the case for RHONJ couple Teresa and Joe Giudice who are taking a united stand against rumors that Joe was unfaithful to Teresa while she was in prison.
In an interview with PEOPLE Teresa and Joe tackle the ridiculous, and untrue infidelity rumors head on.
“No women has ever come up to me and said that my husband was having an affair with them. It’s sad that if there are any women around him people take pictures of him and sell the photos to a magazine. I feel bad for him,” Teresa reveals.
Teresa claims that “every photo that I see of him with other women I know who the women are. He could be out with friends that are single and, you know if they’re talking to girls, that doesn’t mean that Joe is doing anything just because a girl is sitting at the same table as them. So I feel bad for him in a way. Because the poor guy, you know, he’s not doing that.”
Following the cheating allegations Joe claims he’s had to turn away picture requests with fans saying, “Now if a girl comes up to me and says can we take a picture, I’m like, ‘I really can’t, and I’m sorry.”
Joe reveals that he has a new appreciation for his wife,“Our marriage has always been strong. We never had a problem with our marriage. But I definitely learned to appreciate her more not having her around for a year.”
Teresa says that Joe implicitly trusts that when he goes to prison, she’ll remain faithful.
“I have single friends so if I’m going to be out and if there’s people around us and if there’s men around us, I’m not going to be like, ‘Oh my God, stay away from us, I’m afraid somebody is going to take a picture of us.’ I’m just going to live my life. Joe trusts me, he knows I’m faithful, I know he’s faithful, and that’s all that matters. We’ve been married 16 years. Listen, we’re both devoted to each other, and I don’t have a collar around his neck. If we didn’t want to be around each other, we would both go our separate ways.”
Thoughts on Teresa and Joe’s interview? Did you ever believe any of the cheating allegations against Joe? Do you think Joe and Teresa’s marriage can withstand his 41-month prison sentence?