The housewives may have received elaborate presents on Valentine’s Day, but it was Victoria Gotti who delivered the best gift of all: A rumor about Teresa and Rino Aprea that left even the most controversial housewives speechless!
On Sunday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, new girl Teresa and her husband Rino celebrated the holiday by going out to dinner with her family.
During the dinner, Teresa was asked to share her sweetest moment with her husband, as viewers learned more about Teresa’s relationship with her once ex-hubby.
“My first sweet moment was when Rino you first met me,” the twin said. “It was at Angelo’s. I went to the restroom and the restroom attendant was like, ‘You’re going to marry Rino upstairs.’”
Teresa shared more about their relationship in her confessional: “I was with Rino when I was 18 years old and we were divorced at 28. I know we took each other for granted, but you know what? Rino and I got married again because he always loved me and I always loved him.”
Teresa then went on to explain how Rino “screwed every stripper possible” during their divorce, and that she didn’t care because “he’s a guy.”
Teresa told her husband, “We have a lot of legal bills to pay. Every meeting counts and every appearance counts.”
Joe consoled her by saying, “We’re around a good group of people right now. I’m staying on top of everything.”
“At the end of the day, I’m working for the family,” Teresa said. “Everything Joe and I have done since we had kids, it revolves all around our daughters.”
During an appearance to promote her Fabellini sparking wine line, Teresa’s friend Victoria Gotti stopped by to surprise her. Victoria then invited Teresa and Amber Marchese – who showed up to surprise her as well – to her home to catch up.
Victoria explained how she met Rino while out to dinner at his restaurant. After only knowing him for two weeks, he gave her a diamond Rolex watch while she was recovering from surgery in the hospital. Despite thinking that he was insane, Victoria continued a friendship with him.
She then shared with Teresa and Amber a rumor no one expected to hear.
“One night we were all out as a group in his restaurant. He started talking about his divorce and he tells me this crazy story.
“He said, ‘It’s something that she will never forgive me for’… and I said, ‘You cheated?’ And he went, ‘Yeah.’ And I said, ‘If the love is strong enough she’ll get over it’ and he went, ‘No.’ I went, ‘So you cheated more than once?’ And he said, ‘No, it’s who I cheated with… Her mother.’”
A shocked Teresa replied, “Was he drunk?!”
Amber responded to the news in her confessional, “I don’t necessarily know if it’s true or not, but the thought that Rino slept with Santa, it would have been better if I would have heard Rino slept with Nicole. I get that, it’s not too shocking. Twins, it’s understandable.”
Victoria continued: “I don’t know if he was pulling our leg, but I wasn’t the only one that heard this. He just looked at me and went, ‘I’m not joking.’”
“Nicole and Teresa, they have a lot of family issues, and now here I am being told something yet again. This is twice now. I don’t want to hear any of this!”
Teresa then began to discuss her legal issues with Victoria.
“My businesses are getting affected right now. Some businesses are not taking in my Fabulicious Desserts because of what’s going on.”
Victoria consoled her by saying, “It’s okay, you’re stronger than that. Rise above it.”
Teresa then shared with Victoria a text her daughter Gia wrote her: “Mommy I love you so much. You are the strongest, most loving, caring and supportive person I know. As long as we are together as a family nothing can break us… This is my Valentine’s Day gift from my heart to yours.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Sunday nights on Bravo at 8/7c.