Whisperings of Teresa Giudice’s husband, Joe Giudice, and his cheating ways have run rampant since The Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered in 2009.
Now, multiple insiders reveal exclusively to Life & Style that Joe had an affair with the very woman who Teresa trusted to look after her young daughters: the nanny, Nicole Cemelli.
Joe and Nicole's affair began soon after Teresa hired the recent college graduate to look after her four children while she was away at book signings and promotional appearances. Soon enough, Joe was romancing Nicole — even when Teresa was around, the two could barely keep their hands off of one another.
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“At first, Teresa was in total denial,” a friend of the family tells Life & Style, on newsstands now. “But another time, Nicole kissed Joe on the lips when she was in the room! Eventually, enough things were brought to her attention that she finally had to do something about it.”
By the summer of 2010, Nicole no longer worked for the family but shockingly Joe is still in contact with her to this day. On April 22, the two were photographed getting close in a secluded corner booth at NYC’s Hurricane Club restaurant. When presented with the photographic proof, Teresa recognized Nicole, but she denied any wrongdoing. “That’s Joe’s old secretary, who works in the city,” she insists to Life & Style. “He was in the city that day for other business meetings and he had met up with her after, to go over some things.”
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Fellow Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Jacqueline Laurita famously said during the show’s season four reunion special, “You told me…you walked in on your husband when he had someone on the desk in his office…You caught him with the secretary, babysitter.” Teresa also denied this. The “babysitter” Jacqueline was referring to, insists insiders, was indeed Nicole Cemelli.
For more inside Joe's affair with Nicole, pick up this week's issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now.