For the first time in years, Teresa and Joe Giudice finally sat down with Bravo head honcho Andy Cohen to discuss their prison stints, deportation crisis and even their explosive marriage, RadarOnline.com can confirm.
“It was very, very intense,” a source close to the troubled couple told Radar, adding that no topics were off the table during the talk. “No punches were pulled. It was a very aggressive interview, not fluffy at all.”
The interview, which was filmed earlier this week in New York with exiled Joe, 49, phoning in from Italy, will air on Bravo on Sunday, October 27, just over a week before the Real Housewives of New Jersey season premiere.
Now, Radar can exclusively report, Teresa, 47, is filming new scenes for RHONJ with brother Joe Gorga in the aftermath of the tense tell-all.
Husband Joe will even FaceTime in for the taping today, a production source told Radar.
And as Radar first revealed, Teresa and her four daughters will head to Italy for an emotional reunion early next month — and the meeting will all be caught on Bravo cameras.
The couple hasn’t spent time together free from prison bars in three and a half years.
They’ll certainly have a lot to talk about. Teresa has admitted she will leave Joe if he’s officially deported, and a source previously told Radar Joe is the one thinking of pulling the plug on his marriage first.
Radar first reported that Joe was en route from a Pennsylvania ICE facility to his native Italy on October 11. Sick of suffering in the detainment center and unable to get out on bail, he decided to continue his deportation appeal from overseas.
Now, he’s starting over in Italy, showing off his massive weight loss and getting adjusted to life in Europe.
“His brother and sister are still there with him, and more family will be flying in soon,” a source said.
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Joe and Teresa just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary, but their home life is in shambles due to their deportation nightmare.
After years behind bars, the family will finally set the record straight with longtime friend Andy.
Joe looks like a different person since finding freedom, and showed off a smile for the first time in years in social media photos.
He recently showed off his new physique in shirtless shots.
Though Teresa has not yet flown to Italy, Joe’s brother Peter and mother greeted him overseas upon his release.
Mom Gone Wild
During Joe’s prison sentence and later detainment, Teresa acted like a single lady, and partied all over the world — which upset some of Joe’s family.
Joe and Teresa’s girls have been devastated by his deportation crisis.
The Giudice clan hasn’t been all together since before Teresa’s imprisonment in early 2015.