"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice's eldest daughter is rushing to her family's defense after rumors began circulating regarding her father's infidelity. The 14-year-old tweeted about how "hilarious" she finds it that people are making up rumors about her mother and father during this difficult time. She added that she could use "a break from all this ... a new beginning."
"Honestly hilarious how people go out of their way to make my family looks bad ... #nicetryppl," she wrote.
Tabloids reported that the 42-year-old, who has been sentenced to serve 41-months in a federal prison, had an affair with model Jamie Jackson in Atlantic City. Both Joe and Jackson have addressed the rumors, denying that there is any truth to these claims.
Joe told InTouch he "had no idea" what they were talking about after the magazine published photos they claim to be from that night. He added that Jackson was just "a friend" and that he might have "had an arm around her." He denies it went further than that and said their Atlantic City meeting was work-related.
"We were at a business meeting," he insisted.
It was previously reported that Joe planned to file for divorce from his wife while she was locked up. People, however, says those rumors are untrue. A source close to the couple told the magazine, "It's not happening." Another source told People the couple were doing "OK."
"She and Joe are OK," the insider revealed. "They have a really loving marriage and have been together a long time. She's known him for her entire life, and he's been a part of her family circle since she was a young child."
Meanwhile, Joe's sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, revealed earlier this week that Joe has been busy "doing what he has to do" to raise his daughters. The reality TV star has been solely responsible for the care of his four children while Teresa serves out a 15-month prison sentence; his wife has been behind bars for just over two months. Joe will begin his own prison sentence shortly after his wife returns home.
The Giudice's were found guilty of multiple crimes, including mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, falsifying loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. Before entering prison, the couple sat down with Andy Cohen, the executive producer of a majority of the "Housewives" franchise, to discuss their crimes. Both accepted responsibility for their perspective roles in what happened, though Joe revealed he felt he was mostly responsible.
It is unclear at this time whether or not Teresa and Joe will return to "RHONJ," though insiders have reportedly told Radar Online the show will move forward without the couple. Fans are still holding onto some hope for her return after the cookbook author told Cohen during their one-on-one that she would like to continue working.
Bravo has made no official announcement regarding filming or casting for Season 7.