It is the end of an era.
Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice decided to split up after nearly 20 years of marriage, E! News confirmed. At this point, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars have yet to pull the trigger and file for divorce from her long-time husband, who lived in his native Italy after spending five months in an ICE detention center.
"Teresa and Joe's marriage is completely over," a source told us earlier. "Teresa is in no hurry to file for divorce, but her relationship is over."
It appears that reality TV personalities are focusing on their four daughters, Gia Gabriella Milania and Audriana .
"Teresa really focuses on being an amazing mother to her daughters. She wants to keep things as stable as possible, hard times around deportation," said the same insider. "She doesn't want to destroy her any more with the news of a divorce."
Despite the split of the beloved couple, a separate insider told E! News that his daughters will see him for Christmas. However, the 47-year-old fitness guru won't join them, and according to the source, that's one reason why they decided to announce their split.
This is the second visit of their children to Italy in the past few weeks. The family came together again in early November for the first time in three years. In a sincere interview with Good Morning America, Teresa shared her short but beautiful trip about her experience with Joe.
"We were there to enjoy each other's time. You know, many laughs, many tears, and getting to know each other again," the bravolebrity told ABC News Correspondent, Paula Faris . "It was pretty amazing. I had the best time ever, it was so good."
While the long-time couple had previously talked about working out, the decision to split up seemed the best for both of you. At this point, the two have not yet publicly addressed their separation.
If you have been a fan of their relationship since the early filming of Real Housewives of New Jersey, you can relive the highest and lowest values in our gallery below.
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A new show
Teresa and Joe appear in the first season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2009. From the introduction of the world to her daughters and her luxurious lifestyle to the turning of the tables, Teresa turns out to be an unforgettable housewife in no time.
A family of six
Teresa and Joe greet their youngest child in the second season, Audriana . Of course, their work and childbirth are documented. "The baby was born in a second and a half," she says.
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The Bravolebrities visit a flash mob in Times Square in December 2011 just before the holidays.
Rumor has it…
Jacqueline Laurita, former actress of Real Housewives accuses Joe of cheating Teresa. However, the couple deny the rumors.
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The family soaks up the sun and enjoys an entertaining trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in 2013.
Quality family time
The couple and their daughters enjoy the social day one last time before the fitness guru goes to prison. The famous family visits the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church.
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Appear in court
Reality TV personalities appear before a federal court in Newark in 2013. The duo are faced with additional allegations that are believed to have hidden assets and income during bankruptcy proceedings, in addition to the original allegations of lender fraud, illegal mortgage purchases, and other loans.
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A confession of guilt
In 2013, the giudices were accused of having committed postal and wire transfer fraud, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud. They are also accused of providing false information about loan applications. Joe is also accused of not filing a tax return from 2004 to 2008. The two complain of multiple allegations of fraud in 2014. They will be convicted later that year.
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The couple sits down with Andy Cohen to discuss their terms of imprisonment.
A sentence begins
Teresa started her time behind bars in early 2015. She was released on time for Christmas at the end of the year.
A second sentence begins
Joe started his prison term in March 2016. He was released in March 2019.
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A case of deportation
In 2018, a judge ruled that Joe would be deported to Italy after his sentence ended. However, Joe appealed later that year. In April 2019, a source shared E! News The Immigration Service has decided against Joe. However, his legal department has submitted an application to the Federal Court to review the appeal decision. An immigration judge later denied the petitioner's petition for bail and found that Joe had to remain in ICE custody pending the case. In September, Joe asked the court to extend his freeze-off period so that he could await the final decision in his deportation case in Italy where he was born.
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In addition to an anniversary
Joe and Teresa celebrated their 20th anniversary when Joe was awaiting the final decision in his deportation process in Italy.
An unforeseen future
Joe and Teresa appear at the special event "The Real Housewives of New Jersey": Joe and Teresa Unlocked, where they discuss the future of their marriage.
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The star of the Real Housewives and their four daughters fly to Italy to see Joe for the first time since his release on the ICE. He currently lives in his home country.
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The famous family takes pictures of their short but fine trip to Italy.
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