Fans of Real Housewives of New Jersey know that Teresa and Joe Giudice are no longer together after their separation confirmation in December. However, it turns out that the mother of four actually realized that things were going to end between them a long time ago!

In the show, it was finally shown the exact moment when Teresa ended things with her husband of two decades.

This happened during his and the girls’ visit to Italy, and now an insider tells HollywoodLife what exactly made them realize that it wouldn’t work between them. Teresa Giudice Opens Up About How Her And Joe’s Daughters Reacted To Their Split

Apparently, Teresa has been considering separation since 2017, when her mother Antonia Gorga died.

It was then that she realized that she had blamed Joe for his prison term which had caused Teresa to lose a year of her mother’s life.

“When Teresa’s mother passed away, she really realized how angry she was at Joe because she was away and missed a good year in her life [as a mother]. She started looking at life differently, ” the source told HollywoodLife.

As you may remember, she spent 11 months behind bars and after her release in 2015, it was Joe’s turn to serve his much longer sentence for fraud.

In addition, he also spent several months in the care of the ICE and currently lives in Italy, pending a final decision in his deportation case.

Of course, it seems less and less likely that he will be allowed to return to the United States over the days.