During part 3 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey season, 9 reunion Teresa revealed that she and her husband will go their “separate ways” if he is deported from the United States.
Teresa explained: “I mean, unless my kids say, ‘Mommy, I want to move to Italy. Gia’s going to college next year; I haven’t spoken to Milania or Audriana about it, we haven’t gotten there yet; Gabriella already voiced her opinion to me. She was like, ‘That would be so hard for me, Mommy.’ She doesn’t speak the language. She’s like, ‘That would kill me even more.’”
Adding that her four daughters have “been through so much already.”
“I’m not doing a long-distance relationship. I’m not doing it. You know, I want somebody with me every day. I know exactly what happens. You know, I’m sure he’ll be with other women. It happens. We do the long-distance thing, it’s not going to work. I’d be like, ‘Bye, bye,’” Teresa revealed.
On Friday, March 8th, it was revealed that Joe will not be released from prison on March 14, 2019. It was revealed that Joe’s current appeal could take up to a year to be reviewed and until a decision is made he will remain in custody. Unless by some miracle a court releases Joe he will be transferred to an immigration hold facility within the next few weeks.
As for Teresa, she was spotted with her 26-year-old rumored boytoy Blake Schreck in Miami over President’s Day weekend. The RHONJ star also stepped out without her wedding ring on Thursday, March 7.
Now Teresa’s former best friend and co-star Jacqueline Laurita is giving her two cents on Teresa’s recent decisions.
Jacqueline starts off by revealing that she can’t relate to Teresa’s decision not to keep her family all together.
“I don’t understand Teresa’s decision to not stand by her man and keep her family intact,” Laurita tells Us Weekly. “If Joe is truly the love of her life and the father of her kids, you’d think she would go wherever he goes to keep the family together as a unit! I feel like they’ve been separated long enough! Her decision seems a little selfish to me.”
Jacqueline, also claims that Teresa’s decision comes down to family values; noting that her family moved around constantly due to her father’s job.
“My father was in the military, and my family moved several times growing up,” she explains. “When my dad got stationed somewhere new, we all moved together, and we all learned to adjust to wherever we went, whether that was somewhere in the United States or in another country, such as places like Germany and Korea.”
While Jacqueline may not agree with Teresa’s choice she admits it’s different strokes for different folks. However, Jacqueline makes it clear that children shouldn’t dictate what happens in a family. In fact, Jacqueline insists that it’s the parents’ job to make big decisions.
“As children, my siblings and I never got to dictate to my parents where we lived. It was important to my parents that we stuck together as a family,” Laurita says. “Learning different cultures, meeting new people and experiencing new surroundings made me more well-rounded as an adult. I learned that I can adjust to anywhere I live.”
Meanwhile, Jacqueline also revealed that her family is thinking about leaving the Garden State despite her 14-year-old son CJ Laurita’s eagerness to stay put.
“My family and I are actually contemplating moving to another state right now,” she reveals. “Would my older son love to stay here? Yes, but if we decide to go, guess what? He’s coming with us, and I know he would adjust just fine. That’s just how I was raised.”
To wrap, Jacqueline hinted that Teresa only wants to stay in NJ for the money she gets from appearing on RHONJ.
“I don’t care if I was making $1 million in the state of New Jersey. If my husband — the love of my life and father of my kids — said we were moving to a new state or a new country, I’d be like, ‘Bye, bye,’ and I’d get my kids together, pack up our s–t and go with him. That’s just what families are supposed to do. Ride or die.”
Wow. This is a lot to take in. Damn.