Through thick and thin. Joe Giudice sent his wife, Teresa, flowers from prison in honor of their 17th wedding anniversary on Sunday, October 23, and the Real Housewives of New Jersey star could hardly contain her excitement as she shared photos with fans.
“What a surprise got these beautiful roses from Joe for our Anniversary today October 23, 1999,” she captioned an image of a giant bouquet of red roses. “I spent 17 years married with man that I know my whole life pretty amazing adore and love him. ❤️”
In another post, Giudice, 44, showed off another, smaller bouquet that she displayed on the kitchen table.
“I also just got more flower for our 17 Year Wedding Anniversary!!!” she captioned the picture of the gorgeous blooms. “Love my honey ❤️ #grateful #love #soulmate.”
The final anniversary post showed the couple in happier times, with Joe, 44, perched by the fireplace, with his hands resting on Teresa’s arm. “Happy Anniversary to my Love Joe,” the reality star captioned the image.
Joe is currently serving 41 months in prison for fraud, a sentence that comes hot on the heels of Teresa’s own 11-month sentence. (She was released from prison in December 2015, and Joe began serving his time this past March.)
Though the pair have had their ups and downs as they struggle to retain a sense of normalcy for their children — Gia, 15, Gabriella, 12, Milania, 10 and Audriana, 7 — Teresa revealed in an August episode of RHONJ that she has no intention of ever leaving her man.
“Everyone says to me daily, ‘Any other woman would have left Joe. How do you stay with him?’” she said on the episode. “I’m like, ‘What do you mean, how do I stay with him? I love my husband!’”
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