"Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Joe and Teresa Giudice were grilled about their marriage during Sunday night's reunion show part two special, and the pair denied recent affair allegations made by their co-star Jacqueline Laurita.
Joe, who reignited affair rumors after the infamous phone call debacle in Napa, joined his wife and her female co-stars on the couch, where Bravo TV host Andy Cohen asked him about the suspicious phone call. Laurita also accused the father of four of cheating on Teresa with other women.
"[It was] a longtime friend of mine. I was taking care of things back home," Joe said in an attempt to explain who he was speaking to during the bizarre phone call scene.
During a recent episode, Joe was seen leaving the dinner table while celebrating his co-star Caroline Manzo's 50th birthday. He took a private phone call and was heard groaning and having what sounded like an inappropriate phone conversation on camera.
"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 b---- wife. She's such a c---!" a source previously told the Huffington post.
"Was it a girlfriend?" Cohen asked. "No," Joe responded. "I basically shouldn't have said what I said to her. That word isn't even in my vocabulary. I messed up. There was no excuse. I said it, it was stupid."
Cohen pressed Joe with more questions, explaining that many viewers suspected that he was on the phone to another woman and Joe gave a very detailed explanation for the incident, insisting that he was actually speaking to his friend "Albie." Cohen then asked why he began speaking in a foreign language.
"What happened was he put my Spanish pizza guy on the phone because he was having a problem," Joe said.
Laurita also pressed the subject, claiming that Teresa previously confided in her about Joe's alleged affairs.
"You told me your husband cheated on you several times ... you caught him with the secretary, the babysitter ... yeah you did tell me that because you asked me what you should do because my ex-husband had cheated on me!" Laurita exclaimed.
"If my husband cheated on me he wouldn't be sitting on this couch right now!" Teresa countered.
Teresa then accused Laurita's husband Chris of having an affair, which Laurita vehemently denied.
"Not two years ago, didn't he cheat on you a long time ago?" Teresa asked, to which Laurita responded "No he didn't!"
"Oh ok, that's what you told me! That's why you told me you don't trust him," Giudice pressed.
Part three of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion airs Sunday on the Bravo network.