Credit: Eric Liebowitz/Bravo Photo: The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 4 Reunion: Teresa Giudice Joins Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita on Their Couch

When Joe Giudice joined the housewives on the couches at the Season 4 Reunion of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Andy Cohen didn’t give him long before peppering him with questions about his infamous Napa phone call.

At the time, it looked like Joe was chatting on the phone with another woman in the middle of Caroline Manzo’s birthday celebration, and he certainly didn’t make the situation any better when he referred to Teresa Giudice as his “bitch wife” and a “c—.”

Yet as Andy was questioning him during the reunion, we saw a softer side of Juicy Joe. “I basically shouldn't have said what I said to her. That word isn't even in my vocabulary. I messed up. What you gonna do,” Joe said.

Calling his choice of words “stupid” Joe also admitted, “I regret saying it.”

And Teresa is sticking by her man, thanks in part to plenty of diamonds. “It's for better or worse. For him just saying that word I'm not going to divorce him,” she revealed.

So, who was Joe talking to? “Albie, a friend of mine,” he told a baffled Andy.

“If I was talking to a girlfriend I probably would have ripped my mic off and threw it in the bushes.”

When Andy asked Joe if he’d ever cheated on his wife (as Jacqueline Laurita had claimed) Joe replied, “Never.”

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