Months after the former couple finalized their split following a 20-year marriage, Teresa confirmed what she was given during their divorce proceedings while also revealing if she gave any of her own money to her now-ex-husband.
“In our divorce settlement, I get the house and Joe walked away with nothing because I paid off all his debt,” Teresa revealed during a cast confessional. “And I’ve been taking care of our daughters for five years now all on my own.”
As RHONJ fans well know, Teresa began raising her children, daughters Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana, as a single mom when Joe began serving his 41-month prison sentence for charges of bank and wire fraud in March 2016. Then, in late 2019, when Joe was deported back to his native Italy following a series of failed appeals, Teresa, who served an 11-month sentence of her own, officially announced their separation.
Also during the March 24 episode, Teresa was seen telling Joe on FaceTime that she wanted to sell their $2.25 million home in Montville, New Jersey. And in response, Joe told her she can do whatever she wanted to do with the home because it was hers.
“You can do whatever you want, it’s your house,” said Joe to Teresa.
And later in the episode, Teresa called Joe a “class act” for how he handled their divorce settlement.
Although some of Teresa’s castmates, namely Joe and Melissa Gorga, were concerned that Joe would go after Teresa’s money amid their split, Teresa said their breakup was “the easiest divorce in the whole entire world.”
In the months since their divorce was made final, Teresa has been enjoying a romance with boyfriend Luis Ruelas as Joe splits his time between Italy and the Bahamas, where he is currently training for his October celebrity boxing match against Jennifer Lopez’s ex-husband, Ojani Noa.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 11 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.
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