Joe Giudice's announcement that he and Teresa are getting divorced surprised many, but that doesn't mean it was completely unexpected, especially for their loved ones! You may know that this decision is something that Joe and Teresa have been discussing for a while and that it definitely did not "come overnight."
A source tells HollywoodLife that Giudices' inner circle knew that the announcement would probably come sometime.
Joe went to his social networks earlier today to post a photo side by side with him and Teresa with the caption: "It's time to let go."
While most expected it, it was still quite sad to see it since they have been married for more than two decades!
Now, the source says that "this decision is not shocking to those around them," and that includes their four daughters who are "doing their best given everything."
They went on to say that ‘Teresa and Joe have been living separate lives. This decision is not something that emerged overnight and they have known that this division was happening for a while. They still talk all the time, but Teresa really struggled with what Joe made happen to her and her family. Her priorities have changed since she and Joe went (to jail) and her focus is to raise her daughters and regain her father's health. "
In addition, the source mentioned that Teresa is not interested in remarrying or even dating someone else.
Teresa has been doing a good job taking care of the girls alone while Joe was in prison and knows that he can do it in the future as Joe runs the risk of being deported to his native country of Italy.
That said, the Real Housewives star has made it very clear before that if that happens, she and the girls would stay in the United States.
Obviously, in that situation, there was no way to make it work as a married couple, but it is also safe to say that after so much time being separated due to their prison sentences, they have simply separated.