"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is facing new criticisms about her marriage following an incident at the reunion show taping, where her co-star, Jacqueline Laurita, suggested that she and Joe Giudice have a dysfunctional marriage.
Laurita, 42, made explosive claims that Giudice, 40, is in an abusive marriage both physically and emotionally, and their bitter confrontation is set to air in an upcoming episode of the reunion show special.
"Ok now that we're being honest, [Joe] calls [Teresa] names all the time and she calls him [names] and they punch each other!" Laurita blasted.
"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," she went on. "If my husband cheated on me he wouldn't be sitting on this couch right now!" Giudice countered.
Laurita initially made the explosive cheating allegations via her Twitter page. But, when Bravo TV host Andy Cohen invited Joe to the stage and invited Laurita to express face-to-face criticisms about the Giudices marriage, she initially backed down. The mother of three then explained why she initially made the allegations before blasting Giudice.
"You had put something in your blog about my husband and I got really upset when I saw that, it wasn't true. You insinuated that my husband [Chris] cheated on me two years ago or something," Laurita said.
"Not two years ago, didn't he cheat on you a long time ago?" Giudice 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.
Joe, whose behavior throughout season four sparked rumors of infidelity, appeared to be unfazed by Laurita's allegations.
During a recent episode, Joe was seen leaving the dinner table to take a private phone call, which the father of four claimed was work-related, but a suspicious Giudice followed him and exposed what appeared to be a questionable situation.
"They are all in Napa to celebrate Caroline's birthday and enjoying a group dinner when Joe gets up from the table and pretends he has to make a business call," a source previously told the Huffington Post.
"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---!"
Cohen reportedly grilled Joe about the incident during the reunion show taping, and his explanation will be revealed in the upcoming show.