One of this week's tabloids claims Teresa Giudice plans to move to Los Angeles with her four daughters if her husband Joe Giudice gets deported to Italy following his release from prison. The story is made-up. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
Earlier this month, the reality star's husband was released from prison after serving a 41-month sentence for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud. A judge ruled last October that he would be deported to his native Italy after completing his sentence, but his lawyer filed an appeal in November so he could remain in the United States. Joe is now being detained at a facility as he awaits a decision on his appeal.
According to OK!, Teresa intends to leave New Jersey and head to the West Coast should her husband's appeal be denied. A headline in the latest issue of the magazine reads, "Teresa: Hollywood Bound?" The accompanying article quotes a supposed source as saying, "She's definitely looking at a fresh start and figures why not go to the bright lights of Tinseltown?"
The alleged insider further contends that if the "Real Housewives" star moves to L.A., she'll likely pursue an acting career or try to score her own spinoff show. "She could use a change of scenery and wants to lighten her load," adds the questionable tipster. "She's ready to go solo and putting out the feelers, and she's getting a lot of positive feedback."
The tabloid's story is based on claims from an anonymous and seemingly made-up "source," but Gossip Cop checked in with Teresa's lawyer, who tells us on the record that a move to L.A. is simply "not happening." Despite what the outlet's unidentified "insider" says, a rep qualified to speak on the reality star's behalf confirms she's not pursuing a Hollywood career if her husband gets deported.
Unfortunately, we're not surprised by the magazine's bogus report. Gossip Cop busted the tabloid last year for falsely claiming Teresa was cheating on Joe with a real estate consultant. Also last year, we busted OK!'s sister outlet, RadarOnline, for wrongly reporting Teresa was filming a "spinoff special" about her husband's possible deportation. As time has proven, the TV star never shot such a project.
It remains to be seen if Teresa's husband will be deported back to Italy, and the future of her marriage remains unclear as well. Whatever the outcome, however, Gossip Cop can confirm that she's not starting a new life with her daughters in Hollywood.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.