The Prenup Teresa Giudice Almost Signed Before She Even Knew Luis Ruelas

Teresa Giudice seemingly shaded her ex-husband Joe Giudice and his prenup in a new interview. Since 2011, reality TV enthusiasts have flocked to their televisions to watch the scandalous and dramatic "Real Housewives of New Jersey" series. Across 11 seasons, the show has delivered unforgettable moments and introduced "Real Housewives" fans to some of the biggest Bravolebrities. However, one of the most notable and recognized housewives to come out of the New Jersey series is Teresa.

When viewers first meet the cookbook author, she is a doting mother and dedicated wife to her then-husband, Joe. While the two reality stars showcased a "picture-perfect" marriage in front of the camera, their life behind the scenes slowly unraveled. In 2013, the former couple was indicted on 39 counts of fraud and tax charges, per USA Today. The shocking charges resulted in Teresa getting a 15-month prison sentence, with Joe getting 41 months behind bars.

After years of legal drama, cheating allegations, and Joe's deportation to Italy, the couple finally called it quits in 2019, per US Weekly. "Neither of them wanted to be in a long-distance relationship. Joe has been dating in Italy. Teresa is busy taking care of the girls," an insider told the publication. In the years following, Teresa moved on with her second husband, Luis Ruelas. While the reality TV star has refrained from mentioning Joe since their divorce, she recently shed some light on their marriage and the shocking prenup he wanted her to sign.

Teresa reflects on the joke prenup Joe asked her to sign

When it comes to the most dramatic "Real Housewives" couples, Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice top the list. After announcing their separation in 2019, the two kept quiet about their tumultuous marriage, which included fraud charges, cheating allegations, and prison sentences. However, in a recent episode of Teresa's podcast Namaste B$tches, the reality TV star opened up about her marriage to Joe and his "joke" idea to have her sign a prenup. "The whole prenup thing ... that story is out there with my ex that he made me sign a prenup ... like that's such a joke for him to make me sign a prenup," she stated. "I really wanted to call off my wedding a week before my wedding." Teresa also added that she opened up about the prenup to her kids due to the topic making the news headlines.

While her first marriage featured a surprise prenup bombshell, the cookbook author had nothing but good things to say about her current marriage to Luis Ruelas. ”When Luis didn't ask me to do that, I was just like 'Wow, he really does love me,'" she explained. "But he also showed my daughters, that was really eye-opening to my daughters, that he didn't do that to me." Teresa's latest podcast episode comes a few months after she and Luis tied the knot in a lavish affair at the Park Chateau Estate & Gardens in New Jersey, per People.