[August 29, 2011] On Sunday’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Joe Gorga, Teresa Giudice’s brother, received threatening texts from Joe Giudice, Teresa’s husband.
Giudice also called his wife a ‘pain in the ass’ on camera, and has repeatedly told her that she is stupid.
- Click HERE to watch Joe Gorga discuss the text messages received from his brother-in-law
Apparentely the final straw for Joe Giudice was the fact that Joe Gorga was going to show up at Teresa’s most recent book signing. Giudice, believing it was all ‘for show’, then fired off a series of threatening texts to his brother-in-law, including one in which he threated to ‘break his jaw and have it wired shut’. Despite the threats, and inclement weather, Gorga and his wife Melissa, attended the book signing, albeit late, and purchased ten copies of Giudice’s cookbook, ‘Skinny Italian’. Joe Giudice did not attend the book signing.
- Click HERE to see Joe and Melissa Gorga at Teresa’s book signing
After attending her book signing, Teresa arrived home to find her husband hosting a party where the guests, and Giudice, appeared to be quite intoxicated. Giudice was home with the couple’s four children: Gia 10, Gabriella 5, Milania, 4, and Audrianna, 1.
- Click here to watch a drunken Joe Giudice make a fool of himself in front of his children
Giudice, 40, claimed that Gorga, 37, is to blame for the feud that has been brewing for at least 10 years. Giudice also claimed that his wife started her brother’s business for him, using marital assets to do so. Teresa claimed she ‘helped’ her brother start his construction company, but that he did all the hard work and became successful on his own. This started an argument between Teresa and Joe, who then claimed he originally broke up with her because of her crazy brother. Giudice went on to blame Teresa for a multitude of problems, claiming that she takes her brother’s side in everything, also claiming that they only reason that he and Teresa are together is because she came crawling back to him after he dumped her.
Teresa Giudice has repeatedly claimed that she and Joe are happily married, that divorce is not an option for them. After being verbally and emotinally battered, let’s hope that Teresa gets the counseling she so desperately needs, and that she can convince her husband to get clean and sober and join her in marriage counseling.
Joe Giudice is still unemployed and facing a multitude of criminal charges including obtaining a driver’s license fraudulently, tax evasion and fraudulently signing his business partner’s name to mortgage documents. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison. Teresa may also face six to twelve months of jail time if found guilty of bankruptcy fraud.
Teresa recently told Life & Style magazine:
“I have no fears. Hopefully everything is going to be good.”
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