Teresa Giudice Claims She's 'Still Friends' With Rumored Boyfriend Blake Schreck — Who's 20 Years Younger Than Her

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Who Is Blake Schreck? New Details About Teresa Giudice's Boyfriend — Who's 20 Years Younger Than Her!

Things haven’t been easy for Teresa Giudice over the last few years. In 2013, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her husband, "Juicy" Joe Giudice, were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wife fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications, and bankruptcy fraud. 

At the beginning of 2015, she began her sentence and served 11 months at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. While she was “away,” as she liked to refer to her prison sentence, her husband Joe took care of their children.

When she was released two days before Christmas in 2015, she was hit with the reality that Joe would then be sent away to serve a 41-month sentence. However, in October 2018, a judge ruled that Joe would be deported back to Italy once he was released.

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Though Teresa claimed she would be okay with moving to Italy if he were to be deported, it seems she has changed her mind. She apparently told her Real Housewives of New Jersey co-stars the couple would separate if he was deported.

And just last month, she sat down with Andy Cohen as he interviewed both her and Joe about the status of their relationship.

Back in February, she was spotted holding hands with a younger man, revealed to be Blake Schreck. Asked about his reaction to seeing the photos of Teresa and Blake, Joe said, “If we stay together, we stay together, if we don’t, we don’t. It’s a conversation, we’ll see. I don’t like that she took a photo with another man, but I’ve asked her about the guy, she said he’s just her friend. I don’t know.”

But just who is Blake Schreck? Well, during a trip to Miami, Teresa and Schreck were spotted holding hands, sunbathing, and getting dinner with friends.

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According to Us Weekly, the couple was first spotted together on New Year’s Eve at the Big Pink in Miami, where Teresa was “aggressively flirting” with him. One source said, “Teresa had her hands on his leg. At points, the two had their hands intertwined, and then the man was rubbing her leg in a romantic way.”

It seems a connection between the two blossomed. And while we know that Teresa is a Bravo housewife-turned-bodybuilding-competitor, she and Schreck may have more in common than you think.

Not only is he from New Jersey like Teresa, but he was raised in Totowa, about 10 miles from where Teresa lives. Schreck works as a realtor for Leopizzi Real Estate in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

But just this past weekend at the first ever BravoCon in New York City, during a panel, Teresa tried to set the record straight. Despite the rumors, she maintains that they are just friends.

Cohen asked her if she was "still friends" with Schreck, to which she replied, "Yes, I am," prompting screams from the excited audience.

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Oh, and did we mention he’s significantly younger than her? Schreck is 26 years old, making him 20 years her junior. Looks like Teresa has upgraded to cougar status. 

Still, the jury is out on whether or not she and Joe will divorce, since she's stated she won't move to Italy to be with him.

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