Relive the Highs and Lows of Teresa and Joe Giudice's Relationship

The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple opened up about their future during a special with Andy Cohen

By Elyse Dupre Oct 28, 2019 2:30 PMTags

After being married for 20 years, Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice are being forced to make some tough decisions about their future. 

The couple spoke candidly about their relationship during Sunday's episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Special Event: Joe and Teresa Unlocked

"If we stay together, we stay together," Joe, who called in from Italy via video chat, told host Andy Cohen. "If we don't, we don't. You know, it's a conversation that... you know, we'll see."

Teresa said she and her kids—Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana—are planning on traveling to Italy to visit Joe in the next few weeks. As fans will recall, Joe was transported to Italy after being released from U.S. ICE custody earlier this month. He will await the final decision in his deportation case there.

During the interview, Teresa admitted she was nervous about the trip, especially considering she hasn't seen in her husband in-person in over three and a half years. 

"We won't know until we see each other," she said when questioned about where their relationship stood.

Still, Joe insisted that, "no matter what happens," he'll "always love her." 

It certainly has been a time full of ups and downs for the couple. To look back at a few highs and lows over the course of their marriage, check out the gallery.

A New Show

Teresa and Joe appear on the first season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2009. From introducing the world to her daughters and luxurious lifestyle to flipping tables, Teresa proves to be a memorable Housewife in no time.

Young Love

Joe shares a photo of a time when the two were over-the-moon in love. "when we were young," he captions his throwback pic.

A Family of Six

Teresa and Joe welcome their youngest child, Audriana, on season two. Of course, her labor and delivery are documented. "The baby was born in a push and a half," she shares.

Play Ball

The former construction business owner recalls the time he and Teresa enjoyed the Met Life stadium to themselves. "Had all of met life to ourselves... let's play ball," he writes.

All That Glitters

Joe posts about the ''good times'' he had with his estranged wife.

Beach Babes

"Miss the days down the shore," the former Bravo star writes about his longtime love.

All Smiles

The Bravolebrities attend a flash mob in Times Square right before the holidays, in December 2011.

Double Date

Date night! "Good times with good friends," Joe remembers on Instagram.

Green With Envy

The reality TV personality reminisces on the good ole days. "best days.., he shares. "miss these days so much."

Rumor Has It...

Former Real Housewives star, Jacqueline Laurita, accuses Joe of cheating on Teresa. However, the couple denies the rumors.


Family Getaway

The family soaks up the sun and enjoys a fun-filled trip in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in 2013.

Quality Family Time

The pair and their daughters enjoy each other's company day for one last time, before the fitness guru goes to prison. The famous family attends the Cathedral Basilica of Sacred Heart Church.

Court Appearance

The reality TV personalities appear at a Newark federal court in 2013. The duo faces additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud, in addition to original charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans, allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case.

A Guilty Plea

In 2013, the Giudices are accused of committing mail and wire fraud, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud. In addition, they are accused of making false statements on loan applications. Joe is also accused of failing to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008. The two plead guilty to multiple fraud charges in 2014. They are sentenced later that year.

Puckering Up

The couple sits down with Andy Cohen to discuss their prison sentences.

A Sentence Starts

Teresa started her time behind bars in early 2015. She was released at the end of the year just in time for Christmas.

A Second Sentence Begins

Joe started his sentence in March 2016. He was released in March 2019.

A Deportation Case

In 2018, a judge ruled that Joe would be deported to Italy upon finishing his prison sentence. However, Joe filed an appeal later that year. In April 2019, a source told E! News the Board of Immigration Appeals ruled against Joe. However, his legal team filed a petition for the federal court to review the appeals decision. An immigration judge later denied the petitioner's application for release on bond—noting Joe would have to stay in ICE custody until the case is settled. In September, Joe asked the court to lift his stay of removal so he could await the final decision in his deportation case in Italy, which is where he was born.

An Anniversary Apart

Joe and Teresa spent their 20th anniversary apart as Joe awaits the final decision in his deportation case in Italy.

An Unforeseen Future

Joe and Teresa appear on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Special Event: Joe and Teresa Unlocked, where they discuss the future of their marriage.


The Real Housewives star and her four daughters fly to Italy to see Joe for the first time since being released from ICE. He is currently living in his home country.

Family Matters

The famous family snaps pics from their short but sweet Italy trip.

Season 10 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres Nov. 6.

(E! and Bravo are both part of NBCUniversal).

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