This fiery Italian couple has become one of the most iconic and controversial couples in the entire Real Housewives franchise. Teresa and Joe Giudice have been starring on The Real Housewives of New Jersey since the show began back in 2009 and have risen to reality stardom together over the past seven seasons. Viewers love to watch the family dynamic of the Giudices because of the hilarious way that they banter with each other — even Joe and Teresa! It’s no secret this family has been through a lot in the past few years and fans have been privy to a lot it through the media and by watching RHONJ. It’s no surprise their legal troubles have put a huge strain on their marriage at times, but despite all their hardships, Joe and Teresa’s relationship has only gotten stronger and it’s clear this family is in it for the long haul. In honor of their most recent wedding anniversary, here’s a look at 8 things you might not have known about Teresa and Joe Giudice’s relationship!
8. Long History
Teresa and Joe were friends for a long time before they got married. In fact they knew each other even before they started dating. Teresa has talked about her past with Joe briefly on the show, usually to reinforce that she’s known Joe her whole life. They met when they were only 16-years-old so they kind of grew up together. “I’ve known him my whole life. Our parents were friends and so we’ve known each other our whole lives. Our first date was when I was 17. I would say when I started driving, that’s when our first date was. We didn’t start [seriously] dating until I was 23,” said Teresa.