Teresa Giudice is setting the record straight after a sneak peek or The Real Housewives of New Jersey appears to show the 47-year-old cheating on her husband Joe. On it, she admitted to hooking up with another guy. But her lawyer tells People that the incident happened 30 years ago.
He was prompted, he says, to clear things up after their eldest of four daughters, Gia, called him upset.
“She and her sisters have watched both of her parents go to prison, they are right now dealing with the deportation of her father, and then the headline yesterday is that her mother admitted to kissing another man. The problem is, and it always is, nobody ever tells you the full story or the real story,” attorney James Leonard Jr. tells People. “The real story is that Teresa did kiss the man in the supertease. His name is Tony. She kissed him more than 30 years ago when they were in high school together. But nobody calls to ask, they just write a headline to get clicks.”
He accuses Bravo of willingly mislead viewers.
“They have been writing about cheating and divorce rumors for the last 10 years, but guess what? Nobody is cheating, nobody is getting divorced,” he adds. “The truth? Teresa and the girls are going to see Joe the first week of November. They talk and FaceTime everyday. Everyone is happy. No one is fighting. There is an amazing story of love and perseverance, but I guess that doesn’t sell magazines or get clicks on websites. Even if you don’t like Joe and Teresa, think about their four daughters and please stop trying to destroy this family. They have been through enough.”
While she didn’t cheat on Joe, Teresa does appear to be struggling as the family waits to find out whether Joe will be permanently deported.
“I haven’t been happy in so long,” she tells sister in law Melissa Gorga in the tease. “And I just want to be happy again.”
Meanwhile, in a new video that Gia shared on Instagram, Joe can be seen practicing martial arts in Italy. While he was behind bars, Joe lost about 50 pounds and trained as a martial arts fighter.