The Real Reason Teresa is Planning to Stay in New Jersey No Matter What

Much is happening for the Giudice family. Not only is Juicy Joe nearing the end of his 41-month prison sentence, but the felon is likely to be shipped back to Italy, a country he left when he was just one-year-old. While the Giudices have made fans giggle for years on RHONJ with their invented drama and overblown feuds, this real-life issue is no laughing matter.

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Teresa Giudice, who served 11-months for similar crimes, has been open about the fact that she will not be moving to Italy and her marriage will effectively end if Joe is booted back to Europe.  If you think her take on the situation is coldhearted you are not alone!

Jacqueline Laurita weighs in on Teresa’s decision

Jacqueline Laurita, a former housewife herself, believes that Giudice is coldhearted. According to Hollywood Gossip, Laurita doesn’t understand why Giudice would not stand by her man and keep the family together as a unit, no matter where they need to be stationed. Laurita went on to tell the gossip mag that Giudice is merely selfish.

Giudice has argued that her kids are not interested in living in Italy, and she is making the decision for them, but it seems like most people aren’t buying that line. Giudice has been seen out and about with a new man in recent months, and she indicated to Cohen that she doesn’t believe Joe would be faithful if the couple went long distance.

Teresa doesn’t want to leave the spotlight

Giudice’s decision to leave her husband behind if he is deported likely has a lot to do with her current role on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Back in December 2018, Giudice got real with Kim Zolciak on House of Kim, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s podcast. Giudice said she doesn’t always enjoy appearing on RHONJ, but she refuses to leave now.

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Giudice went on to claim she made the show what it is today, and she plans on cashing Bravo paychecks for as long as she can. The 46-year-old reality star is rumored to make roughly $1 million per season for the show. She is the only original cast member still appearing.

The $1 million paydays are keeping her family afloat at the moment, and Giudice just can’t imagine walking away from that. If she were to head out to Italy, her role on the famed Bravo show would need to come to a close, and it doesn’t look like Giudice is willing to entertain the idea.

A Giudice spinoff could be in the works

Teresa Giudice hasn’t spent the time that Joe has been in prison pining away. Allegedly, the reality star has been jockeying for her own spinoff show. According to Celebrity Insider, the mother of four has pitched the idea of a new reality show to Bravo executives. The show would follow her life as a single mom once Joe is sent back to Italy.

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According to insiders, Giudice is hoping any payday form a new show would allow her to buy out Joe in what is sure to be a messy divorce. Insiders note that Giudice is concerned about money, and thinks a new reality show could be her meal ticket. She would, after all, be raising the couple’s children alone and that could get expensive.

Joe has not spoken about a potential divorce or his family plans if he is sent packing. The reality husband has been heavily featured on RHONJ, and all the cast members, both past and present, seem to have nothing but nice things to say about him. Teresa Giudice, however, is far more polarizing.