Teresa Giudice separates from Joe Giudice: relive her ups and downs


It's the end of an era.

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudicehave decided to separate after being married for almost 20 years, E! News confirmed. At this time, the Royal Housewives of New Jersey Star has yet to pull the trigger and file for a divorce from her lifelong husband, who has been living in her home country, Italy, after spending five months in an ICE detention center.

"The marriage of Teresa and Joe is completely over," a source previously shared with us. "Teresa is in no hurry to file for divorce, but her relationship is made."

It seems that reality show personalities are focusing on their four daughters, Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana.

"Teresa is really focused on being an amazing mother for her daughters. She wants to keep things as stable as possible during this difficult time surrounding deportation," the same source shared. "She doesn't want to crush them even more with the news of a divorce."

Despite the separation of the beloved couple, a separate source told E! News that his daughters will see him at Christmas. However, the 47-year-old fitness guru will not join them and is part of the reason they decided to announce their breakup, according to the source.

This will mark the second visit of his children to Italy in recent weeks. The family met for the first time in three years at the beginning of November. On her short but sweet trip, Teresa talked about her experience with Joe in a sincere interview with Good morning america.

"We were there to enjoy each other's time. You know, lots of laughs, lots of tears and meet again," Bravolebrity told ABC News Correspondent. Paula Faris. "It was quite surprising. I had the best time of my life, it was so good."

While the lifelong couple had previously discussed things, it seems that the decision to separate was the best for both. At this time, the two have not yet publicly addressed their breakup.

If you have been a fan of your relationship since your first days of filming Royal Housewives of New Jersey, relive your highs and lows in our gallery below.

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