Late last year, fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey were devastated to learn that Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice had decided to get a divorce.
US Magazine confirmed the news in December of last year. An insider at the time confirmed the following: “Teresa and Joe have separated, but have no plans to divorce yet. Teresa and Joe talked about their future when she and the girls were in Italy and decided it was best for them to separate.”
“Neither of them wanted to be in a long-distance relationship,” the source continued revealing at the time. “Joe has been dating in Italy, Teresa is busy taking care of their girls right now. They harbor no ill will toward each other and will continue to co-parent their kids. The girls will be going to Italy in December, Teresa will be staying home.”
Then, at the beginning of last month, Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. During the appearance, Joe Gorga discussed the status of what was going on with Teresa and her Joe Giudice.
On Watch What Happens Live, Joe Gorga confirmed that Teresa had indeed started divorce proceedings. He specifically stated that the “paperwork” for the divorce proceedings “was almost done.” He also noted that, at that time, Teresa wasn’t dating anyone. It seems that is set to change, though.
According to multiple reports that surfaced this week, Teresa is planning on making her new dating life part of her storyline for the upcoming eleventh season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
An insider spoke to US Magazine this week to confirm these reports.
Specifically, they stated that “Teresa is ready to fully put the past behind her and move forward in every part of her life, that includes allowing Bravo to film her dating.”
“She wants all this to be past her, focus on her girls, but not feel scared anymore,” they added. “She’s ready to get back to a more normal life with her family and her dating life.”
They then reiterated that “When the cameras start rolling, dating is going be a part of Teresa’s storyline.”
We reached out exclusively to Joe Giudice to get his reaction to reports that his ex would be dating again.
“I am not dating anyone,” Joe began with exclusively confirming to us.
“We’ve been separated,” he continued, “but all I want is my kids safe and for (good) co-parenting.”
Then he specifically responded to the reports of Teresa dating others, noting that, “I wanted to try, but she felt that this was best.”
It’s clear Joe isn’t letting Teresa pursuing dating other men get in the way of his future plans though.
“I want to go forward,” he told us. “It’s been easier without the extra. I don’t want any bulls**t from her family. All I want is mutual (love and respect) for the kid’s sake.”
Joe also shared that he will be competing in a Celebrity Boxing Match in the Bahamas later this year.