‘RHONJ’: Andy Cohen Weighs in On Joe and Teresa Giudice’s Marriage

All The Real Housewives shows are full of melodrama but what goes on off-camera can be a different level of reality that isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. Case in point is the ordeal with Teresa and Joe Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

The two got into trouble with the law and served prison time, but from there, legal woes for the couple snowballed. Now, Joe Giudice has been deported to Italy and is fighting for chance to live in the U.S. again.

RHONJ fans probably have had questions about the toll the court drama has taken on the Giudices’ union, and with good reason. Recently, Andy Cohen gave his two cents on the couple’s relationship.

Andy Cohen and Teresa Giudice
Andy Cohen and RHONJ cast member Teresa Giudice | Photo by Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Cohen interviewed Joe and Teresa Giudice last month

A hot topic of discussion in the entertainment world, Cohen’s tension-filled October interview with the Giudices on Watch What Happens Live! was a revealing look at how they were doing in the aftermath of Joe being released. While Teresa was seated on set with Cohen in New York, Joe was streaming in from Italy.

Cohen brought up the time Teresa was photographed walking hand-in-hand with another man, and asked Joe’s opinion on it. He calmly stated that “Whatever she’s into, then that’s fine,” adding, “Look Andy, I’m in here, she’s out there. I don’t know what’s going on … I wasn’t happy about it of course.”

Cohen couldn’t believe his response, saying it didn’t seem the old Joe from years past, and Teresa downplayed his reaction by saying he’d never been the jealous type.

Cohen has his own thoughts on the Giudices’ love story

During that interview, Cohen reminded Teresa that she said if Joe got deported, she’d get a divorce. She also spoke with GMA this month and stated she can’t see show she could have a relationship with him when they’re in two different countries.

When speaking with Hollywood Life at BravoCon, Cohen said he’s not sure how things will work out for the couple, but he added their sit-down was the most open and honest they’d ever been with him. His assessment on the future of their relationship? He told the outlet, “Neither seemed that optimistic.”

As far as Teresa’s place on the show, Cohen remarked “We’ll follow Theresa wherever life takes her and…No, I don’t know where it’s going. I don’t know where she’s going to go, but I’m anxious to find out like everyone else.”

What fans think about Joe and Teresa’s marital life

To make it plain, fans think these two are about to call it quits. Based on that October interview, fans feel that both Teresa and Joe seemed to be distant, cold, and over each other. Many believe that Joe cheated on Teresa in the past, and some claimed that she did the same, and neither are committed to keeping the relationship going.

Although Teresa shared that the family had a tearful reunion in Italy after being apart for four years, she hasn’t shared anything definitive on where her marriage is headed. Like Cohen said, everyone will just have to wait and see.