Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice are headed for a divorce.
Sources confirmed this very expected news late on Tuesday, prompting a collective shrug from anyone who has been following the struggles of this estranged couple for the last two years or so.
However, while Real Housewives of New Jersey fans are likely indifferent to Joe and Teresa finally deciding to separate, there's a contingent of four people that must have feelings about this development:
The reality stars' four children.
Amid the ridiculousness that had become Joe and Teresa's marriage — both sides were accused of infidelity; Teresa openly said she didn't trust Joe to be in Italy alone — it was easy to forget that a quartet of young women have been caught in the middle.
The soon-to-be-foormer couple shares daughters Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10.
Like the general public, did these kids see the split coming? Yes.
But that doesn't mean it's easy on them.
“Teresa and Joe explained that they would always be their parents, and respect each other, but it was time for them to go their separate ways,” an insider told In Touch following yesterday's announcement.
“The girls got it, all four of them understood the situation,” adds this tabloid.
All four children accompanied Teresa to Italy just a few weeks ago in order to see their dad for the first time since he was released from jail.
(Joe must live abroad while a judge determines, once and for all, whether he will be deported for his violation of U.S. federal law.)
Upon their return, the girls who maintain social media accounts all shared pictures of their father, along with heartfelt messages.
They all wish they could spend more time with him, but they've also known that both deportation and divorce were strong possibiliities.
“They’re already planning visits back out to Italy,” this In Touch insider continued.
“The girls will be fine. Joe and Teresa too. It’s been a good long run, it’s very bittersweet, but it was inevitable.”
From almost the mooment Joe was incarcerated, rumors of Teresa filing for a divorce spread across the Internet.
She was seen holding hands with a younger man in Miami about a year ago and hasn't sounded remotely excited about staying in this marriage for the past several months, through a number of viral interview.
“Everyone saw it coming. No one is really surprised,” the source cooncludes.
“Even their daughters knew it was coming and their recent trip to Italy was all about spending quality time together and discussing the real issue at hand – they were splitting up.”
To be clear, the Giudices are merely separated right now — but, let's be frank, that is just a temporary formality.
“Teresa and Joe's marriage is completely over,” reports E! News. “Teresa is in no rush to file for divorce, but their relationship is done.”
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