Joe Giudice Spirals Out Of Control: Boozing, Smoking & Neglecting His Girls While Teresa Sits In The Pokey!

Posted on Mar 1 2015 - 10:05am by BeachSpin

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Teresa Giudice is sitting in prison, and her husband Joe Giudice, 43, is evidently not going to just sit around for another year, happily Mr. Momming it at home. Most people familiar with “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” couple, did not expect Joe wallow in lonely misery, and someone close to the soon to be incarcerated felon was bound to spill the tea. The blabbermouth in question is a celebrity security specialist, hired to hang with Joe, named Mark Behar. According to Behar, Joe is hitting the bar scene hard, and is simply not a committed presence in the lives of his four daughters.

“I am mostly concerned about the girls safety and well-being, first and foremost ” Behar tells the DailyCandidNews. “They are not in any danger, but could be better supervised and looked after by their father if he was around more often.”

According to Behar, some of the children are being home schooled, and Joe is spending his days drinking and smoking cigars. Behar also believes that Joe’s habits are swiftly catching up with him.

 “Joe has gained some noticeable weight and does not look healthy,” reveals Behar. “He must have had some money saved because he’s always at bars and strip clubs, where he knows the owners and has been going for several years — even before this whole legal mess and Teresa being in jail. He adds, “I even sat by Joe at a bar that he was at in disguise and undercover and he had no idea that was me and he knows me.”

​I am not sure how Behar is expecting to help the children ​by blathering this supposed info…however, the possible truth of his core claims comes as no surprise. Joe and Teresa both asserted that Joe was a bit of a drunk, and that his bad habits may impede his parenting skills, in Teresa’s absence. Many fans were hoping that Joe would step up to the challenging role of devoted sole parent to his four daughters. If Joe is indeed failing, it sadly comes as no significant shock.

 

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  • KJ

    Hi everyone!
    Long time I know! I’ve missed you all!! 🙁 things have been VERY hectic! Good & not so good! On the positive, my handsome son got engaged on February 20th!! She’s a wonderful young woman that is going to be an nurse practitioner!
    Alexine, will be 25 on Wednesday & jenny mckitty had a fabulous idea to have a card party for her! So far I’ve gotten 25 & I’m saving them for her, so I can’t wait for her to see them!
    I want to THANK all of you!! Especially the ones that have kept in touch & AATT for keeping everyone informed!
    It’s hard with Alex being in & out of the hospital, but we are SO SO blessed! God answered her prayers that she was able to make it to 25 & she will!
    Thank you again & God Bless all of you!
    Love KJ

    • Marsbars09

      Hi KJ! It’s so good to hear from you again.
      I wish Alex a blessed and healthy day on her special milestone. Please send her my kindest regards.
      And congrats to your son on his engagement!

    • Hi KJ!!! ****BIG HUGS**** It’s so nice to hear from you…..you’ve been greatly missed. I’m keeping your family in my prayers. Bless you all.

      Congrats to your son on his engagement and tell Alex happy birthday for me on her special day! ♥︎
      XOXOXO

    • WestCoastFeed

      Thanks for checking in KJ. Congratulations to your son and to Alex for another year. You and she will be in all our prayers.

    • twifan2

      Hi Hi KJ & Alex❣ ❤ ツ
      So good to hear some awesome news about your son & Alex!
      Happy ‘early’ birthday to her from me, Chats, Addie❣ We send ❤ & prayers to you all.ツ

    • Raine Woman

      Congrats and well wishes on all your wonderful news! I hope the rest of this year brings you even more happiness!

  • Marsbars09

    Hey Beach! I predicted something like this would happen. I’m not surprised by any of this.
    Joe has a drinking problem that the court should have made him address while he and Tre were being sentenced. I don’t know how the federal courts work, but it seems in this case they did not place the Giudice girls’ best interests at heart. Why are you going to place four young children in the care of an adult that can’t hold his liquor? And it didn’t take long for him to neglect his duties as a parent to hit every watering hole possible to drown his sorrows.

  • Marsbars09

    I’m not surprised the girls are being home schooled. That to me proves they are being bullied and harassed at school due to the hoodlum parents. With Joe drinking and running the streets you know he’s not providing emotional support.

    • WestCoastFeed

      The home schooling story is disturbing. You are probably right, Mars, and it means they are being bullied. However, who in that family could be a competent home teacher for any of them?

      • Marsbars09

        Perhaps Maria and Sheila, Pete’s wife, have some scruples about them.

    • twifan2

      Could some of the girls be ‘home schooled’ because the Juicys don’t have the $ to pay for their extra-curricular activities?
      SO who is the person home-schooling them? Is that person qualified to teach the girls?
      This is getting crazier & crazier by the month! :/

      • Raine Woman

        Guess that private HS Gia was looking at was in their basement, next to the “wine cellar.”

        • twifan2

          & when the weather gets warmer, school is moved outside to the chicken coop! 🙂

          • Raine Woman

            Totally OT, but I noticed that nan upvoted KJ’s comment. Is there any way to send her a quick “hello” through Disqus, I miss seeing her snark on here and want her to know I’m thinking of her. I’m Disqus-challenged.

          • twifan2

            Sorry, Raine. Disqus doesn’t do private messaging. 🙁
            BUT never fear my little chickadee! 🙂
            Do you do Twitter? She’s on there.

          • twifan2

            Oops, you meant Nan.
            Sorry, she’s NOT on Twit. 🙁

          • Raine Woman

            That’s okay, hopefully she will stop by again soon!

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            Hi Rainey. Happy Sunday. I can & will pass along your message to Nan.

          • Raine Woman

            Hi’ya Tiger! Thanks so much!

            Hope you had a great weekend and you’re warm and dry enjoying our latest “weather.” 🙂

          • Raine Woman

            Have you seen what happens on Twitter? I try to limit my daily intake of “crazy.” So….that would be a NO to Twitter, but if you “see” her would you mind terribly sending her my best wishes?

          • twifan2

            😀
            Yep, Twit is cray cray!
            I shall pass on your wishes to her, Raine. 🙂

          • Raine Woman

            Thanks, twi, youz is the bestest!

  • DLister

    …and Behar next reports from the unemployment line.

  • WestCoastFeed

    When OK Magazine first carried the private detective story, Teresa’s rep denied that she had hired Mark, but he told OK that Tre had one of her cousins call him. Hmm!

    • twifan2

      & where did Tre get the $ to pay him, I wonder? :/

      • WestCoastFeed

        Or did OK Magazine hire him and just write the story so it is really not clear who he is working for?

        • twifan2

          Either way, he must have followed Juicy around-like to the ‘men’s club’.
          I would like to know who is looking after the girls tho.

          • WestCoastFeed

            One of the Teresa fan group claims that she gets her info directly from Sheila, and she says the girls are doing well.

          • twifan2

            Is that the teenie group lead by Leotard Boy? 😀
            Shelia? aahh, how many kids of her own does she have to take care of?

          • WestCoastFeed

            It’s one of the fan groups that he retweets often. Sheila has 3 daughters of her own. And Juicy’s sister, Maria, has 4 girls.

          • twifan2

            Leotard Boy is everywhere! 😀
            Sheila has a lot on her hands with her kids to be taking on 4 more. Seems she’s doing it for the camera exposure. :/

          • WestCoastFeed

            No, Sheila avoids the camera and very seldom even tweets. She uses that one fan page to disseminate her messages. However, she might very well be one of those insider sources that the tabloids use. Someone is certainly making an effort to keep Teresa’s name out in the blogosphere.

          • twifan2

            So Sheila doesn’t want to be a Housewife then? That was just gossip-but on who’s part?
            I wonder if she gives Juicy the $ from the tabloids? He certainly needs it with those high heating bills this year so far. :/

        • twifan2

          I’m thinking it was OK mag. His type of business requires ‘anonymity’. His future clients would not hire him, if he wasn’t discreet. If he was hired by the mag, then he works for the mag & his ‘investigation’ is paid by them.

          • WestCoastFeed

            That’s what I am thinking is going on here. With OK trying to hype the story up by making it look like Teresa hired him.

          • twifan2

            Cagey! But at least he gives a ‘better’ pic odf what is going on with the fambly.

  • Raine Woman

    Giudice + home schooling = future felons!

    • twifan2

      Those kids are doomed, if Juicy is the one homeschooling them. 🙁

      • Raine Woman

        Hi’ya twi! Can you imagine their “English” lessons? Youz….is that a pronoun?

        Hope you’re enjoying your weekend, twi! 🙂

        • twifan2

          Hi Hi Raine! 🙂
          Weekend started out ok, til this morning. ICE everywhere. 🙁
          Youz is Simple Future…maybe?! o.0

        • Marsbars09

          LOL! I was thinking the same thing. “Uh, you knows”.

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Twi! Joe is barely literate. Gia and Gabriella are probably better off teaching themselves.

    • Lesson 1……Crime pays! Lesson 2…..Crime pays!

      • Marsbars09

        LOL! LOL!

    • DSS

      Giudice +ANYTHING = future felons

    • Marsbars09

      LOL! That was funny as hell Raine! That’s the homeschooling the girls are receiving.

    • Shieldmaiden

      It seems to me that home schooling is not a good answer for the girls…at least at school there would be teachers and counseling for them. Unless they are being teased and made fun of…that’s probably the reason..

  • CatsMeow

    It only takes a hot minute and a story like this everywhere to bring in the folks at the department of children & families to the attention of this family. Maybe it really is about time, don’t you think? I mean the girls are probably suffering terribly with all the publicity, and no matter what they didn’t ask for this and truly are victims of their own parents actions. Now we hear the only parent they have at the moment is drinking and not at home caring for these young children? Not a good scenario. Since Joe has no visible form of income, how is he out partying and keeping a roof over these kids heads? I’m sure it costs a lot of money just to survive day to day with a large family….more to come I’m sure.

    • Marsbars09

      Great commentary CM. Where are the child welfare authorities? Someone from either the State of New Jersey or the Feds need to look into these allegations.
      Joe is the girls’ legal guardian. He is truly accountable for their well-being, not his mother and sister.
      Joe should either apply for (if he hasn’t already) public assistance and/or unemployment to help take care of those girls.

      • fred

        the State of NJ has let this whole entire thing go on for way too long ,how do they let these people who have ripped off so many people for so long keep doing shit

        • Marsbars09

          The Giudices’ wouldn’t be able to get away with this sh*t if they lived in California. The child welfare authorities will check on ANY child, no matter if they’re related to someone rich and famous, if they feel they are in danger.

          • twifan2

            Brandi still has her custody of her boys. :/

          • Marsbars09

            The question is has anyone reported her to Child Welfare?

          • twifan2

            Somebody might have. She’s pissed quite a lot of people with that mouth of hers.
            But, I bet you SS found nothing wrong at her house.

      • CatsMeow

        Thank you Mars! I do believe child welfare services will be visiting this family soon. A parent can’t parent 4 young children when he’s drinking like a fish and has no income. And this is all over the internet.

  • She Stinks!

    Is anyone really shocked by this news? The man is a lying drunk, by his own admission, in court and on TV. He’s partying so hard, because his bitch wife (his own words again) is away, and he’ll be away soon, and much much longer!

    • Marsbars09

      I certainly am not shocked by these revelations. I predicted something like this would happen.

  • cait

    The word is that Bozo Behar has not been hired by anyone, but has instigated his ass into this situ, to jump onto the Beatrice interview Bandwagon ! KERRCHING $$$ ! Can’t believe a word out of his mouth !

    • twifan2

      I rathe read what Behar has to say than what Tre & her ‘head in her butt’ drivel of everything is vundurful. 🙂

  • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

    Joe if you truly are out there acting a fool & being drunk 24/7, (& I happen to believe you are.), then cut the crap.
    GTFU & take care of your girls.
    FFS, if you can’t do right by anyone else then at least do right by your kids!

  • RealitytvJunkie

    I despise this family. Joe is a drunk and I do believe he’s drinking all the time and neglecting the girls just like he did before his wife went to prison. He’s been doing this for years so why change now.

    • Marsbars09

      I couldn’t agree with you more. I predicted something like this would happen after Tre was locked up.
      I’m sure someone is reporting Joe’s behavior to Tre and there’s not a damn thing she can do about it.

      • WestCoastFeed

        If I remember the prisoners’ handbook rightly, it is possible for inmates to subscribe to the gossip magazines. If so, then Teresa is getting a ton of negative press to read. And there’s not a thing she can do about it from inside.

        • twifan2

          I think she might have her cousin ‘leak’ stories about how awesome she’s doing. But that’s about all she can do, considering mags are having Juicy followed now. NOW that’s nothing she can do anything about! It must be eating away at her! 😉

          • DoneWithBravo

            Oh, puleeeze! Any news item on these idiots is good news to Tre! They just NEED their names in the spotlight. BEETLEJUICE.

      • RealitytvJunkie

        Teresa didn’t do anything about Joe’s behavior when she was free. She just allowed him to drink and not do his job as a father. Teresa did everything and it’s now come back to bite her in the butt. Teresa should have kicked Joe to the curb long ago.

        • commonsense12

          One, if anyone wanted to get away, it was Joe. Now, he can’t. He said on the show he “dumped” Teresa when they were dating and only went back because she came crawling after him.
          Two, Teresa was never one to do the work. She was spoiled rotten and parenting, housework and cooking was never her thing. Teresa’s parents lived with them when Teresa claimed she did everything herself. The reason she always seemed so frazzled around the kids is that she didn’t know how to handle them because it was the parents who were the main caretakers. While she went about doing her thing they took care of everything else, including cooking and cleaning. Both parents aren’t that old. While the father has health issues, it didn’t prevent him from cooking and barbecueing for them during those growing up years of the kids. The mother is fairly young, gets around and makes yearly or more trips to Italy. There was a scene when Teresa said her mother was coming home after having had plastic surgery. She was the one who called a family member (Kathy Walkile’s mother?) to get a family recipe without explaining it was to be used for Teresa’s cookbook. It’s impossible the parents didn’t know what Teresa and Joe were up to with all their schemes and scams all those years going back to 2001. I think they just went along with it all.

  • RubyT

    so, who IS there in the home taking care of the children? someone has to get them up, cleaned up, off to school, to appts, bathed, fed. who’s washing clothes, etc.

    i don’t believe its gia.

    • Marsbars09

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the girls were living with Pete and Sheila. I believe Joe’s mother and sister Maria are doing the bulk of the child rearing.

  • Ravello

    I assumed Joes mother was involved with the girls, same with Teresa’s Mother. The homeschooling story is sad, my guess is the older two girls are hooked up to an Ecot site, online curriculum.

    • WestCoastFeed

      The story doesn’t say that all of the girls are being home schooled. I would guess that Audriana and Milania would be the two most likely to be removed from school. Audriana is only 5 and that would just mean pulling her out of kindergarten. Milania is 9 and we have seen what a problem she is. She may be too difficult to handle right now and needs private supervision.

  • cait

    Is Lil’ Audie in foreclosure yet ? Tell you hon, the Clinic’s the first bill I’d pay !

    • Marsbars09

      That’s bad Cait. Audriana is collateral damage to her parents’ selfishness.

      • WestCoastFeed

        They wanted a boy. The clinic didn’t deliver for them, so why pay if they didn’t get what they wanted?

        • RealitytvJunkie

          Makes logical sense to me. The Giudices are menaces.

        • DoneWithBravo

          Okay, then how about the hospital where she gave birth to lil Audriana? PAY THEM!

  • WestCoastFeed

    We’ve seen Joe do far more cooking than Teresa, so it is probably he who is doing the cooking for the girls. And I remember that he did coach Gabriella’s soccer team, so he really has done some of the parenting.

  • Jennymckitty

    If Joe isn’t taking care of the kids, then why not let him start serving his sentence now? The only reason they were given the opportunity to serve separately is so one parent would be their to care for the girls.

    • Atomicbetty1000

      I wish I could up arrow up twice. Put the fat man in prison.

  • Sherri

    Does anybody find this a little suspicious, If Joe can’t take care of the kids and her parents are not doing well, would the judge modify the sentence to In House Arrest to care for what her husband couldn’t do? Sounds a little fishy to me. But them again we are talking about the ones that is holding the bar high for future felons with in the Bravo industry

  • ButterflyArtGuild

    It is a shame. He is in denial I guess or he is a sociopath. I hope he gets his act together and turns it around.

  • DoneWithBravo

    It’s not Tuesday. Why did the Guidice camp put out this tidbit of news? LOL. Seriously, so very sick of reading about this family. They both have large extended families and people who could care for the girls. We don’t need to hear about Joe going to strip clubs and drinking too much (big shock there). Who hired this blabbermouth to babysit Joe anyway? These people have endless cash, yet they’re too poor to pay back the people they STOLE it from. Hmm. Go figure!

  • Shalom

    Meatball is a looser. Shame on him y is destroyed in his family.

  • misstc

    Isn’t he the same POS that was wondering how to feed his kids? Looking for welfare/food stamps? Too bad for the girls stuck with such a loser. I can see how much respect he’ll get when they get older & understand more fully exactly what he did, and IS currently doing!

    • DoneWithBravo

      He doesn’t deserve ANYTHING from the U.S. government, when he hasn’t even paid taxes here and he bilked so many companies and people here! He should be last in line! Welfare and foodstamps are a wonderful resource for people who REALLY need it. It shouldn’t be looked down upon, if you truly need it!

  • bellaboo

    I want to know where hes getting money???? The kids are being home schooles, that takes money. Electric bill, water bill, cable bill, food, all of the girls activities, taxes and ins on the massive house, and then income taxes. Also does he have a drivers license. Does he even work???? I wouldnt be surprised if he tried to pull off more crrimes. People who get jail time, most likely commit crmes, after spending time in prison. So please if anybody has a clue, i want to know, because i have to live off of $1700.00 a month, because im on disability, and i make it work

    • DoneWithBravo

      bellaboo, you must have worked on the books MANY more years than I did. I regret that I didn’t work 2 more years on the books or I could have gotten as much disability $$ as you. I consider that to be amongst the highest! I only get $584/mo. 🙁 and I figure a way (legally) to make it work!

  • commonsense12

    I don’t know anything about home schooling or how it becomes approved by the state. It’s not all the girls, but do the ones who are being home schooled, if that is actually the case, have to take and pass standardized tests to prove they are meeting the educational level of their age? Could it be that a private teacher has been hired since no one seems to have the ability to actually educate the girls? Along with out of pocket money for books and other materials, this sounds like they have the money for this more expensive alternative.

  • saw_that_coming…

    If Tre cared anything about these girls, she would have had her brother Joe and his wife Melissa step in to help out, but instead she’d rather leave her children in the care of an alcoholic parent – all in the name of pride.

  • Just a jersey girl

    I am calling bullshit on this entire story.
    The girls are not being homeschooled. Yes I do know for a fact. Additionally Joe still has a driver’s license at least until March 20. Also the children’s in Montville township are bused to school.
    That whole drinking thing was brought up in court because Joe go go through rehab in Federal Prison and receive up to a year off his sentence.
    Joe was sentenced to 47 months, with good time that means he will serve 3 years, with rehab he can make that 2 years. Also the US will not deport him until his restitution is paid.
    Also Judge Salas said it had to be paid separately. So Teresa is not responsible for his half. Ask Wendy Feldman she is paying back multi-millions at the rate of $500 per month. So it sounds like Joe could be here until he is 80.
    There are too many people who are just ready to believe all the negative press.
    Also the children have plenty of adult supervision. Joe’s brother, sister, sister in law, and mother are doing plenty.

  • treasureglen

    The Giudice Macmansion is listed as “Off Market” on some sites and “Sale Price Not Available” on another.