Is ‘RHONJ’ Star Teresa Giudice Still Dating Boy Toy Blake Schreck?
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is still waiting to find out if her husband Joe will be allowed to remain in the United States after he appealed a judge-ordered deportation. But while Joe sits in an ICE detention center awaiting his fate, Teresa has been spending time with her 26-year-old boy toy, Blake Schreck.
Teresa Giudice and Blake Schrek are still an item
Even though cameras have not caught the couple together in recent months, Teresa and Blake are reportedly still an item, says AllAboutTRH.com. However, while the 46-year-old waits for the ruling on Joe’s deportation, she has put her relationship with Schreck on hold.
“Teresa and Blake are trying to lie low and let the situation with Joe play itself out,” claims an insider. “I think anyone would be trying to figure out how to move on. I Mean, what choice does Teresa have? Is it really a marriage at this point?
Joe and Teresa Giudice pled guilty in 2014
Teresa and Joe have been married since 1999, but they have been apart for four years because the couple pled guilty to bankruptcy fraud charges in 2014. She went to prison first, serving 11 months of a 15-month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut before her release in December 2015.
Then, Joe went to prison in early 2016 and served 36 months of a 41-month sentence before his release from custody in March. However, instead of being allowed to go home, prison authorities turned him over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because last October a judge ordered his deportation to his native Italy upon completion of his prison sentence.
Joe immediately appealed the decision, and the court is allowing him to stay in the United States until he gets a final ruling. If he loses his appeal, Joe will be deported to Italy and will not be allowed back in the US. If he gets a ruling in his favor, Joe will be able to go home to his wife and daughters.
Teresa and Joe Giudice will split if he gets deported
During the RHONJ Season 9 reunion. Teresa Giudice made it clear that if Joe ends up being deported to Italy, their 20-year marriage will come to an end. The mom-of-four explained that she doesn’t do long-distance relationships because they simply don’t work.
“I’m not doing a long-distance relationship. I’m not doing it,” said the Standing Strong author. “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 Giudice added that she refuses to uproot her four daughters – Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10 – because they aren’t familiar with Italy and they don’t know the language.
The reality star also revealed that she and Joe have discussed the possibility of a split, and he understands that his wife and daughters aren’t moving if he is ordered to leave the United States.
Photos surface of Teresa Giudice and Blake Schreck together
Cameras first spotted Teresa and Blake together on President’s Day weekend back in February when they were leaving a charity event at Coral Gables Country Club in Florida. The couple was holding hands and eyewitnesses said: “they looked really into each other.”
They were reportedly spotted together just weeks earlier on New Year’s Eve at Miami’s Big Pink, and eyewitnesses say they were “aggressively flirting.”
Blake reportedly lives in a town just nine miles away from Teresa Giudice’s home in Totowa, New Jersey, and he works in real estate. He graduated from the University of West Virginia in 2014 and is currently working towards his masters in Business Administration at NYU.
Teresa’s lawyer, James Leonard Jr., attempted to put an end to the rumors of a relationship between Teresa and Blake after the photos surfaced, telling the press, “This is a story about someone helping a woman who had some wine and was wearing high heels to her car. That’s what you see in those pictures. There is no cheating, no divorce, no scandal, and no story.”
However, insiders claim that Teresa Giudice and Blake are very much an item, but their future together remains unclear as Joe’s deportation drama continues to play out.