Rumor: Did Joe Giudice father a son with mistress Tara G.?

May 03, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - TERESA GIUDICE AND JOE Bravo's ''Real Housewives of N.J.'' kick off thier 2nd Season in Patterson N.J. 05-03-2010. 2010.K64721JBB. © Red Carpet Pictures

Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice nearly took down both Andy Cohen and Danielle Staub after Danielle asked if T. if she visited her nephew when he was born. Rumor mills have since ground out various explanations, and it turns out that some of them may be true. Where there’s smoke, there’s often fire.

At least one nephew has been uncovered. The first is a baby born to her brother and sister-in-law Giuseppe and Melissa Gorga, who is also rumored to be the next cast member of RHNJ. Teresa reportedly doesn’t get along with Melissa, who has a bigger and nicer house.

A source close to the situation has claimed that there is ANOTHER nephew who may have sparked Teresa’s rage. The rumor is that brother Giuseppe also recently had a baby with a black woman, and that’s supposedly the nephew Danielle was so craftily referencing. Teresa has denied this rumor on her Bravo blog (via Famecrawler):

I don’t have an African American nephew on mine or Joe’s side, but if I did, I’d welcome him with love like I have all my other nieces and nephews and cousins,” she writes. “I grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, I have always had lots of African American friends and still do. The story that I wouldn’t acknowledge someone, let alone a family member, because of their race is horribly untrue. I love people for their hearts, not their appearance.

There’s more. A blind item that’s obviously about the Giudices which hints that Joe may have fathered a male child with another woman. Absurd to Sublime says this woman’s name is Tara G., and our sources confirm that a young, hot, blond woman named Tara G. has a six-month-old son with Joe Giudice. According to our source, she is being supported financially by Joe, and the two have not gone to great lengths to conceal their relationship. Absurd to Sublime reported that Tara attends parties in expensive designer gowns Joe purchased for her, and displays pictures of the two of them together.

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