Teresa GiudiceCaroline Manzo predicted the demise of Joe and Teresa Giudices' marriage on The Real Housewives of New Jersey recently, but things may not be playing out the way she thought. Oh they're likely headed for divorce all right, but it may not be just because he ruined them financially and ends up in jail. Rather it seems that Juicy Joe is caught up in a juicy scandal that no one saw coming. 

According to The Huffington Post, Joe has been caught in a scenario that pretty clearly indicates he's cheating on Teresa -- on tape by Bravo. He wasn't actually caught in the act (thank you, Jesus), but talking to a mystery women in an intimate way. He calls Teresa some pretty ugly names in the process too.

A source who has reportedly seen the tape (which will supposedly be shown in the August 19 episode) told the site it happened in Napa. Joe excused himself from a group dinner to take a "business call" but forgot that he was wearing his microphone.

Joe disappears away from the cameras but doesn’t realize that he still has a microphone on when a lady, not his wife, is heard saying, "Hi baby." After a while, Teresa goes looking for her husband, followed by the show's cameras, and Joe can be clearly heard saying, "Here comes my bitch wife. She’s such a c***."

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If he didn't make your skin crawl enough before, here you go. What a complete slime ball. Even if it wasn't a mistress, for him to talk about his wife like that is bad enough. And really, who else would call him baby but a mistress? Of course there's the big question -- what kind of woman would want anything to do with him? Teresa has kids with him and for awhile he supplied her with a really nice lifestyle, but how anyone else could find him remotely attractive, I have no clue.

Teresa has yet to respond to the bombshell, but in any case, this could be the best thing ever to happen to her. If she left him when he was in jail or in the midst of their financial problems, she could look insensitive and like she was only in it for richer not poor, in good times not bad, and all of that business. With this new smoking gun, however, she has the ammunition she needs to leave him with no one in the world faulting her. Not that we would have before either, but it still totally cements his status as scum and could ease considerably any guilt she may have had about ditching him.

Do you think this could finally be the thing that makes Teresa leave Joe?

 

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