Teresa Giudice Concerned About Leaving Her Girls with Joe While She’s In Prison

Posted on Oct 23 2014 - 12:55pm by Editor

Teresa Giudice

As Teresa Giudice fans continue to come to grips with the prison sentence of their beloved “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, a new report has surfaced that the stress is starting to affect her marriage.

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According to US Magazine, the marriage is in crisis. A source tells the tabloid:

“Teresa and Joe’s emotional connection is fading,” a family insider tells Us Weekly. “Resentment is creeping in. There is an icy distance.” 

Teresa Giudice was sentenced to 15 months in prison and her husband, Joe received a 3.5 years prison sentence. Teresa must report to Danbury Federal Prison on Jan. 5th and the judge was gracious to allow Teresa to serve her sentence first, allowing Joe to stay home with their four girls. With prison looming, Teresa’s main concern is the care for her four girls while she’s serving her 15-month prison term. 

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It appears, Teresa operates like a single parent with no help from her husband, Joe. In a recent interview, Wendy Feldman, seemingly supports that sentiment:

“She is a good mother and the sole caregiver. But she needs to get real, humble and honest.”

The US Magazine source seems to back up the claim also:

“The Real Housewife expects him to step up and learn the girls’ schedules,” the insider notes. “But he hasn’t shown interest.” And if she complains, the source adds, “Joe says Teresa is nagging.” 

Do you think it’s wise for Teresa to leave the kids in the care of Joe while she’s in prison? Joe has publicly admitted to having a drinking problem. Tell us what you think. Sound off in the comments.

 

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  • michey

    No she needs to get other family members to care for the girls

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    The cynic in me thinks they are really going to play on this to try and get her out of prison as early as possible. Teresa was going on and on at Joe in their WWHL interview about looking after them and not wanting anyone else to step in but I can’t help wonder if that is more to do with wanting to make sure Joe is occupied and she knows where he is at all times. I think those girls have so much support from other family members they will be well looked after.

  • Anne Green

    I imagine that this must be the most profound dilemma for the Giudice fambly. When I watched the WWHL interview…my main focus was Teresa’s undeniable fear at the very thought of those girls being left in Joe’s care for over a year. He has had multiple DUI’s, abuses alcohol (I thinks drugs too) by his own admission, will be losing his driver’s license in March and has little to no involvement of the day-to-day raising of the girls. This is a huge problem for maintaining a normal home/school/activities for them. Clearly, someone will need to reside in the residence to be there for the time that Joe is “schnockered” daily. He needs more that just his mother’s help. If she throws him under the bus and admits that he is incapable of caring for the girls, CPS will get involved to determine “why?” If the girls are placed with other fambly members it will require Joe to serve his sentence along with Teresa since his delayed surrender was to care for the girls.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    I’m sorry but I have no sympathy for Teresa or the kids. The mother should have thought about the consequences of breaking the law.

    • jane

      The sympathy well for Teresa and Joe for that matter ran dry a long time ago. On that I can agree with you. However, it is not the kids’ fault their parents didn’t think about those consequences you speak of. Needless to say, their parenting skills are lacking a great deal and the kids are suffering from it. There should be sympathy for those kids who were innocent pawns and had absolutely no control over what their parents were doing. They were just going about being little kids and living their lives to the best of what they were capable of given what they have been put through. Kids are just that – kids. They have been betrayed by the two people who they have trusted since the day they were born. Imagine the confusion and the thoughts that are running through those little minds that haven’t developed enough to understand. Having had the dysfunctional childhood that I had I have somewhat of an idea how a child’s imagination can run rampant and how scary those thoughts and feelings can become especially when the capability of understanding them is just not developed yet or has been sidetracked by circumstance. I will always advocate for children who are going through rough times because they have little or no voice in what is happening to them. So I respectfully disagree with you in that the children do deserve sympathy, concern, and best wishes that they will be able to find their way in the wake of the horrible mess their own parents put them in and come out in relatively one piece after all is said and done. I believe every child deserves that.

      • Pinky Pie

        I agree with you. But, I do believe that their parents have ruined their lives. There really isn’t much of a way out for those little girls. I believe Teresa is lying to Gia about all of the events, twisting facts so that little girl won’t be angry. Times are different, at the touch of Gia’s fingers the truth awaits. This cannot be hidden. Teresa sits in front of cameras and lies, lies, and lies some more. How can Gia, and in the future the rest of the girls ever have respect for their parents without thinking this behavior is okay? Teresa and Joe are responsible for all of it, but the little girls will pay throughout their lifetimes. There is the try shame and the price of all of this. That is Teresa and Joe’s true punishment… The daughters will, unfortunately, pay.

        • Pinky Pie

          Sorry, iPad corrects what I don’t want corrected. I meant: there is the true shame.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Teresa has said that none of the family members would be able to take in all 4 girls if Joe should lose custody of them. But if Filomena moved in she could easily take over for Teresa. Filomena is only 58 and with Gia helping out, Joe could continue with his lesser role. He has been Gabriella’s soccer coach, so he is stepping up in some capacity.

    • Dani-K

      I think that’s the best idea so far.

    • Maybe her parents can help also.

    • Anne Green

      I have to tell you….my daughter has 4 children. She runs a very tight ship….she has to. Teresa’s kids seems to have the run of the house. Even under the best of circumstances, it would be a huge sacrifice for Joe’s mom. What if she just doesn’t have it in her. A year is a long time to expect someone to even partially step into your shoes. These kids might be difficult to handle over the next year.

      • WestCoastFeed

        She is a recent widow, and from my own experience at widowhood, I’d say the best thing in the world for her is to get VERY busy for the next year. I think Teresa’s mom can help, too. Though I wouldn’t expect a lot from Teresa’s dad other than emotional support for the kids. He has emphysema, but I don’t know how advanced it is.

        • jane

          Agree! There is something to be said for taking care of your grandchildren to ease the pain of loss.

      • Marsbars09

        Great point Anne.
        Remember, Filomena also lost her husband recently, so we don’t know if she’s emotionally equipped to handle 4 girls.

        • tia mimi

          and she is now homeless thanks to her son

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      ITA. And don’t the Gorga parents call to Teresa’s every day as it is?

    • tia mimi

      How is Filomena going to move in if the house is for sale and Joe made her loose the house she lived in? I hope they kept the apartment above the pizza place! Then Joe an his mother can move in there with the 4 bratty girls, and maybe Joe can work making pizza’s, that is if doesn’t drink all the wine that’s for sale to paying customers.

    • Addie2U

      Good idea. Only problem is Tre’s parents will have to move out 1st. ☺

  • Dani-K

    I have a bad feeling that when it’s time for Joe to do his “time” he might take off for Italy and leave Teresa high and dry. I wonder if they’ve taken his passport away?

    • WestCoastFeed

      Yes, they both had to surrender their passports when they posted bail.

      • prycer

        I’m sure that Joe will try and steal his brother’s passport for him or get a counterfeit passport.

        • Addie2U

          There’s NO WAY would Juicy ever even consider doing such a thing.

          Okay let’s see how long it takes for my eyes to roll back into place☺☺

  • chicagocollen

    Giudice’s crimes contributed to the econimical crash the U.S. experienced. My family and I personally suffered BC of fraud felons. The judge went to easy on them.
    Tre worried about that drunken loser Joe watching kids??? I’d be worried too. What happened to all the family and friends these self proclaimed “good people” have to help with the girls?
    I hope the girls will be OK, but I also hope Tre gets a bleeding ulcer worrying about them. Juicy? Kick his ass to Italy

  • DLister

    Every single quote is from an unnamed source or some unnamed “family insider.” US Ragazine, and their ilk. What a waste of trees and ink.

    • LMAO!! I admire your insightfulness.

    • italiano bambino

      Is important for the world to know how much teresa is suffering with the sentence HUGE EYE ROLLING lol

  • jane

    On a previous article, your own Beach Spin had a great solution. Have the family members all chip in and hire a responsible nanny. While it probably would be a good idea to get family members to be a little more hands on with the girls, by hiring someone who could run the day to day operation, it wouldn’t be too taxing on the extended family members who did lend a hand or tire out the grandparents too much. I thought Beach Spin’s suggestion was brilliant.

    • WestCoastFeed

      That is a good idea and a nanny could impose much needed discipline more effectively than the pushover relatives those girls have been manipulating for years.

      • Marsbars09

        I don’t know about that WCF. Those are some strong willed, entitled girls. I don’t think they’d take orders from a nanny.

    • Marsbars09

      I like that too. No way is Joe a “Mr. Mom”.

    • tia mimi

      If I was related to them I would not chip in, I have my own family and bills to pay for. You ( Joe and Teresa) made them you figure out how you are going to support them.

  • italiano bambino

    Wait didn’t this crazy woman just did an article last week for intouch magazine about knowing that juicy might leave her while she’s in Jail.. this famewhore needs to just accept she’s going to JAIL not going AWAY

  • She Stinks!

    There will be other people around to watch the children. Juicy will be too busy out drinking, driving and partying with strippers. Just wait and see. He cannot wait until that screechy tan ball and chain is imprisoned.

    • Addie2U

      With her orange tan Tre will give a whole new meaning to ‘Orange is the New Black’. ☺

  • Marsbars09

    Well hell Tre shouldn’t have been committing crimes if she was so concerned about her daughters. She really has no choice in the matter as the court doesn’t find Joe to be an unfit parent.
    On the contrary, I can see how Tre is concerned. Joe drinks like a fish and that will affect the way he cares for the girls. As for Joe, I have a real bad feeling about his fate.

    • Pinky Pie

      He is the same guy she was married to six months ago. You remember, the great dad Teresa drones on about.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      Plenty of kids grow up in homes with a functioning alcoholic parent – it’s not nice and in an ideal world wouldn’t happen but it does and many don’t have the grandparents around every day or extended family support. His admission is he drinks a couple of bottles of wine a night, thankfully he’s not drinking during the day and hopefully he might now be forced to cut down because he’s on his own with the girls.

      • Marsbars09

        BH, Joe can be telling us anything it doesn’t make it true. We don’t know when he drinks and really how much he drinks. The court or somebody should have mandated that he seek help with his alcohol assumption as he is caring for 4 young girls.

        • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

          Yes I agree – I wouldn’t believe anything that come out of their mouths now. I just suspect they are playing on the drink thing for prison purposes rather than out of any concern for the children’s welfare.

          • Norrth

            Which is worse, in my book, because it only confirms that they are liars if they are willing to lie in court while facing such serious charges. ;(

          • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

            Exactly. If he really has a problem then he needs to do something about it. Why wait for the Government to do it for him? He can go to AA and Teresa can make sure it happens today if they are so concerned. They have over two months to get started on this.

          • Addie2U

            They’re both going to milk this until that cell door is closed behind Teresa. They’ll say whatever they need to in hopes the judge modifies her sentence & gives her home confinement.

            Don’t recall if it was you or another commenter but I like the idea of the judge reversing her decision & mandating they both serve their time together. The judge gave them both a gift – talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth!

          • Addie2U

            They’re both scammers. It’s been well established that they’ve both been lying dating back at least 13yrs since Tre stopped working when her eldest was born. During those 13yrs she listed several bogus jobs with inflated salaries along with fraudulent W-2’s all to receive millions in loans.

            Joe didn’t make her sign anything (as she’d like us to believe) – unless Joe forged her penmanship she personally filled out & signed these documents. After all, she’s the 1 with the degree – a 2yr Associates Degree in fashion (or more than likely a certificate from a program)! ☺

      • tia mimi

        And cut down because he is jobless and how will he pay for this little habit? Oh maybe he will just drink what is left in that container they “paid for from their own money”

  • Susie Whats Her Name

    Maybe the girls shouldn’t have such hectic schedules. Be more like normal kids who go to school and go home after school. Occasionally, have friends over or visit with friends. Those kids don’t have to have all the extras. My kids didn’t cause I couldn’t afford them.

    • Karma

      Yep they really do have too much extra school activities one is plenty if you can afford it.

      Like you said Susie if you can’t afford it bring friends home or go to their home what happened to good old fashioned playing on bike, twister or karaoke etc

  • Pinky Pie

    No offense, but how on earth does Wendy Feldman define a good mother? I believe he will use his mother to take care of their daughters. He will be to busy out partying in his finally year of freedom before his own prison time.

    • Pinky Pie

      And, all of those extra curricular activities are expensive times 4 daughters. So, where is the money coming from. Teresa said she didn’t save money for college. Another lie. Where did the money come from for the “discount” handbag? Even a fake would have been $50. That money could have been put into a college fund. Dance, soccer, cheerleading and gymnastics are all extra. Where is the new life plan for financial responsibility?

      • Anne Green

        She didn’t save money for college because she thought the money would just continue rolling in…….and then she got caught!

        • Pinky Pie

          Sorry, I think they stashed cash, from all of those cash only no receipts wine and book signing. Also, I’ve heard that clubs give appearance fees in cash. I’ll bet she stashed that alone. Plus, when she paid for furniture, she paid over $120,000. Cash. That was before she wrote her cookbook. Where did the cash come from? I think they have plenty of money. Their big problem, now, is how can they pay with their stolen cash, the FEDS will be watching.

        • Addie2U

          Or they’d still be able to take it from that ‘money tree’ in the backyard!

    • chacha1

      He will have his homeless mother move in to care for the dawders while he works nights at his girlfriends house

  • BuckJohnson

    If true, Teresa had better be careful. The judge might say okay Joe can go to prison at the same time too since we don’t need him anymore to watch the children another family member can take care of them. If not Teresa then there is always CPS. Teresa saying your criminal other half isn’t a good provider and attempting to get the judge to say your right, let her stay at home no prison won’t work. You might end up in a worse position.

    • Addie2U

      That’s actually a perfect solution all around. At least maybe then the kids could learn that crime doesn’t pay & they’d finally have a chance to learn values & morals.

  • Tre’s Going to Prison

    She needs to just take care of what needs to be done and stop making it some kind of “BREAKING NEWS” situation. Just do it and stop whining about her problems are.

    • Addie2U

      Exactly — she needs to just shut up & do the time — after all she sure enjoyed doing the crime. She’s by far luckier than the majority of criminals — not only did the judge give her & Joe staggering sentences but they both having extended families willing & able to step it & help. Tre should be ashamed of herself. Too bad as part of her “rehabilitation” the judge couldn’t order her to spend at least 6 months in a 3rd world country living & working with families or even here in the US for that matter. Can you imagine poor Tre living in a “used” house or hut for that matter — oh the horrors!

  • doggiedaddy

    I’m still betting on Joe jumping or sneaking out of the country, either before Tre goes in or a few months after. She gets out early ‘for the kids sake’
    Then joins him in Italy.

  • Karma

    I’m pretty sure Joe won’t be able to look after the girls on his own & most likely not be able to keep up with their schedule I’m sure he’ll get a lot of help from family & maybe other mum’s picking up the girls for their activities.

    It also concerned me when Joe told Andy on WWHL that he drinks 2, 3 maybe 4 bottles of wine a night to help him sleep what if one of the girls gets sick or need emergency care he won’t be able to drive to the hospital or in a frame of mind to think fast enough to respond.

    By the way does Joe have is drivers licence back?

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      I think a lot of fathers that aren’t used to being the main hands on parent would struggle to keep up with 4 girls and their activities. He said he drinks 3 or 4 bottles with someone else and two on his own. I know a guy who was an alcoholic and lost his wife to cancer and had to look after two young kids. He struggled for first couple of years and is now a changed man. Joe’s family really need to step up now and make sure he cleans up his act.

      • Norrth

        One on his own is excessive. Two on his own is a problem. Three or 4 even with someone else scares the living daylights out of me. He talks about drinking bottles as if he’s drinking glasses of wine.

        • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

          Oh don’t get me wrong, I do think he drinks too much, but I just see them trying to use this as a reason for him not to look after the girls. He needs to get his act together and not expect the State etc to hold his hand. He’s lucky he has such a big close family on hand – lots of people don’t.

          • Addie2U

            Joe is full of it. I’m 100% sure he said that hoping word would get to the judge & she’d reconsider allowing placing Tre in home confinement. I can’t understand why anyone would believe anything these 2 say. Their lies have been documented going back 13 yrs (& I’m sure they don’t end there).

    • Addie2U

      Absolutely nothing will change — Joe’s mother &/or Tre’s parents will be caring for the girls — just like they’ve been doing for the past 10 yrs. Who do you think has been caring for them when they’re both away doing appearances? And re Joes excess drinking — guaranteed it’s yet another ploy & was said to garner sympathy → get Tre’s sentence changed to home confinement. These 2 have been lying & playing the system for 13 years (ironically since Gia was born & Tre became a “full-time” mom).

  • itsjustme

    Wise or not, I don’t think she has much of a choice now. Besides, once again I’ll say she should have thought of her girls LONG ago. It’s a little late to worry about their welfare now.

  • Gia takes care of them now. Gia also takes care of Joe. Nothing will change. I am sure Gia will feel the weight of the world on her shoulders.

  • Mommyof4qtpies

    Teresa should leave the kids with Joe and Melissa. It’s not fair to put Gia in this situation;she will be the sole caregiver now. I wouldn’t be surprised if DYFS steps in, knowing that Joe has admitted he has a drinking problem. The kids need professional counseling for what they are going through. This is not something Joe and Teresa can just brush under the rug.

  • Trippinhhard

    She should be worried about the girls and Joe the drunk..
    These kids need a solid loving foundation, this is really going to be hard on them..
    Teresa is their mother and she does love her girls, however misguided it shows to us, it’s going to be hard for them.. I think all the girls will need therapy, the fallout from all their crimes will follow them for years. I just think Joe should not be thinking about him, he should be doing everything and anything to spend quality time with his family. I don’t foresee thus marriage hold up, with Joe drinking, nit working and most or all of Teresa’s businesses are a bust. JMTC

    Happy Friday to all

    • DLister

      Happy Friday to you too! LOVE those gorgeous purple flowers — they are tulips, correct?

      • Trippinhhard

        Yes they are..

  • DLister

    There’s an undercurrent or implication from her that Joe doesn’t give two sh*ts about being a father. I find that sad and horrible. I feel he does adore his girls and does the best HE knows how to do. He loves his kids, probably just as much as Teresa does. It angers me that she seems to champion her love of her kids as more than that of her husband.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      ITA. She does that a lot. Gia seems to be very close to Joe and from what I have seen on the show it looks like he is the one who has the big talks with her about life. Maybe Teresa going away will be good for Joe in one way. She does the same with her brother about their parents – as if he doesn’t love them as much as her.

      • Trippinhhard

        That’s the trut, we all know it’s teresas way or Jo way.. They only concern is his drinking so much.. He loves his girls and men don’t do things the same way we do….

      • chacha1

        They are all a bunch of sexual perverts .. who calls the mother of his children a CU*T on TV and Joe and Teresa always talking about cock rings and BJ’s … I would just die if my parents talked about that and I would be seeing a phychiatrist if my Dad sat me down and told me about the facts of life when I have a mother to do that …. they are all bottom feeders and greaseballs, my Italian family had class with a bunch of sass ….

        • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

          TBH I don’t see this great mom everyone talks about – I’m sure she loves them but that doesn’t automatically make someone a great mother does it? I don’t ever see her do anything other that dress them up and take “fabulous!” pictures. Even when Gia was crying Teresa’s hug seemed quite perfunctory. I don’t get why a mom wouldn’t have “that talk” with her daughter – very odd.

          • Addie2U

            Tre thinks being a “good mom” involves making sure their cellphones are activated, buying them pretty dresses, iPads, & anything they desire. (Her eldest Gia’s been tweeting for a few yrs now!) First & foremost a parents role involves protecting, nourishing, & guiding their children – other than feeding them, they’ve failed miserably.

          • Pinky Pie

            I agree with you. Do u remember the Christmas when Gia was sick and Teresa was click off camera shots? I get it, Gia would have some nice memories of her throwing-up. All of those awful bedroom sex scenes… Wouldn’t u just die if your teenage friends saw those, whether it was staged or not? Good mother’s and father’s don’t do this stuff. They should have told BRAVO “NO!”

          • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

            ITA. Teresa has had some pretty sordid scenes with Joe, the worst to me was the vineyard scene – it smacked of desperation it was sad. Even what she revealed about Danielle and that Stephen guy calling around for his daily BJ was gross – Teresa has not exactly left a lovely trip down memory lane for her girls when they grow up.

          • Pinky Pie

            Oh, I think that former episodes are filled with every teenager in the U.SA. Would be humiliated by. All of the sex talk, bedroom scene with the sex toy, bath tub scene, constant screaming, fighting, calling relatives names (how childish was the name “horsey face? Or was that an extra teaching lesson on how to disrespect the adults in their lives ( and basic respect for loved ones). Then, like Teresa is trying to brainwash us, she says Joe is a good father. I want her definition of good father and good mother. I’m sure some kid at school said, “hey saw your mom and da in the bath last night on tv.” “Saw your mom in bed explaining hoe her and your dad have sex toys, and how they work.” Good mothers and fathers refuse to do tv scenes like that, in my opinion.

        • Addie2U

          The RHONY (along with the other cities) are 100% geared toward a mature audience & their 4 daughters shouldn’t even be on the show. These faux celebrities are all so delusional & narcissistic they seem to forget their kids have their own social circles & must put up with constant ridicule from their peers & classmates — Guaranteed many of their parents watch the show & all we all know not all parents watch their tongues in front of their kids.

    • equinox2009

      There is no way Joe will be able to take care of these children on his own. His mother will have to step in along with Teresa’s mother. Milania concerns me more than any of them. She has been able to speak horribly to anyone in her way and no one shuts her down As cute as she is emotionally she speaks out inappropriately with no consequences She will not do well with Teresa gone and I am concerned for this child. The others will be able to bond more with Gia, the big sister and will follow her lead-Milania will not bond with Gia!

      • DLister

        Hola, Equinox! I really like your post and I agree with you that he is certainly not a reliable caretaker — but I do believe his love for his girls is very strong.
        Milania is such a sprite and with proper guidance and discipline, can turn out to be highly productive and happy. I hope that is the case, as I do not wish anyone anything bad!

        • equinox2009

          ITA. Thanks;- really is all about the girls now-I pray they will get through this and Joe can step up and get them through this horrible disruption in their short lives!! Be well!!!!

  • chacha1

    Not that Jailbird Joe isn’t a drunk, we know he is, but admitting to excessive drinking while being interviewed after the sentence was only playing to the judge for sympathy for Teresa hoping the judge would see it and reverse the sentence because the dawders shouldn’t be with a father who drinks 2 to 4 bottles of wine per night … Joe thinks everyone is stupid …. who admits that kind of drinking if he wasn’t trying to mind phuck the judge ….

    • Addie2U

      Exactly. Isn’t it ironic how his drinking only became a problem AFTER their sentencing?! Joe will have absolutely no problem taking care of those kids — his mother or her parents have been

    • Pinky Pie

      Don’t u wonder where the money for 2 to 4 bottles of wine per night, times 7 days per week, times 4 weeks per month comes from? Just 2 bottles per night times 7 is 14 bottles of wine per week. Then 14 times 4 weeks is 56 bottles of wine per month. Where is he getting the money for 56 bottles, minimum, that he is suppose to be drinking? Oh, maybe he recycles the bottles for drinking money 🙂 🙂 🙂 seriously, he was drinking away the profits.

      • chacha1

        Exactly and it is probably the crap they try to sell but no one is buying

        • Hey Cha! Come join us over at the the sneak peek thread and there’s a new Honey Boo Boo thread up too.

  • Neisha75

    Teresa shouldn’t have burned her bridges with her brother and sister-in-law. All she has to do is have a heartfelt conversation with Joe Gorga and acknowledge that she needs his help. I’m sure he and Melissa would help raise those girls while Teresa is “away”. It will truly take a village to raise them during this time.