When Andy Cohen asked Teresa Giudice about her husband Joe’s impending criminal trial during the June 2 episode of Watch What Happens Live, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star played it cool. “I don’t know,” she said of the potential outcome of the case. “I guess you’ll have to talk to his attorney.”
But behind the scenes Teresa is terrified that Joe — who’s accused of falsifying documents to obtain a drivers license and faces up to ten years in jail if convicted — will, indeed, lose the case.
“She’s hoping for the best, but she’s also upset and completely freaking out,” an insider close to the Giudice family tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “She is so, so worried.”
“It’s not about being left alone if he goes to jail,” the insider continues. “She’ll be fine, she makes her own money and can take care of the girls. It’s just that she honestly, truly loves him. If he goes away, she’ll be devastated.”
Until the July 15 trial start date, she’s doing her best to stay strong and put on a brave face. “Joe has total faith in his attorney,” the insider says. “So she’s trying to stay positive as well. She was raised in an old-fashioned Italian home and was taught to stand by her man. But the stress is getting to her.”
We feel for you, Tre. Hang in there!