AceShowbiz - Teresa Giudice has been accused of cheating on husband Joe Giudice, who is serving out a 41-month prison sentence at The Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix due to fraud charges. Her frenemy, Kim DePaola, has made claims that the 45-year-old reality TV star has been dating a "handsome smooth talker" while her husband is in prison.
Kim has told Us Weekly that Teresa has been dating the unnamed suitor under the radar, stating that it was her hairdresser who told her in April that Teresa's seeing a new man. "They've been pretty cozy I'm going to say in the last five months," Kim says to the publication, adding, "I think Teresa has every right to go out and find somebody else. She should leave Joe."
However, Teresa has denied all of the above claims. "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star's lawyer James J. Leonard tells PEOPLE that speculation about any estrangement or infidelity between the reality TV star and her imprisoned husband is "the embodiment of fake news."
James says "manufactured" stories about the parents of four "all sizzle and no steak. Sadly, Teresa is used to this. She and her family have been a target of these types of attacks for years." A source close to the show also tells the site that "There's no truth in [any suggestion of] an affair."
James adds that Teresa talks to Joe "every day." The author, who is finishing up her new book title "Standing Strong" that comes out this fall, even "saw Joe two weeks ago." She "will be seeing him this weekend for Father's Day."