<p><span></span><em>Real Housewives of New Jersey</em> star <strong>Teresa Giudice</strong> has stood by her husband, Joe, through a DUI arrest, eight-day jail sentence and filing for bankruptcy all while she tries to dig her family out of financial ruin. Now, <em>Life & Style</em> has learned that Joe has been leading a secret, double life - filled with regular visits to strip clubs.</p>
According to a former dancer at Showoffs strip club in West Orange, N.J., Joe was a regular at the strip club before it was closed in 2006 amid accusations of prostitution. "He was always up for a lap dance," reveals the insider. "There was a lot of hanky-panky that went down in the club's basement," the insider tells Life & Style. "If you had money, you could get pretty up close and personal with the strippers."
Joe was also allegedly a loyal patron of Latin Bar in Paterson, N.J. "There was one particular waitress Joe really liked there," recalls the insider. "She was from the Dominican Republic, about 5 feet tall with big breasts and long, dark hair. Joe would always make sure that wherever he was, he could be back in Paterson on a Friday night so he could see her."
Back at his former real estate development office, Joe's attention to the ladies also raised eyebrows. With Teresa nowhere in sight, he developed a very close relationship with a young female staffer who, says a onetime assistant, Joe suddenly hired despite the fact that she "didn't seem qualified."
Teresa, however, maintains that her marriage is strong. "I have a great husband," she tells Life & Style. "I wake up every morning and I'm like, 'Thank you, God.'"
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