Teresa Giudice has been facing rumors of a secret romance for the past several months and recently, a face was put to those shocking rumors.

According to a new report, Kim DePaola sparked rumors during season eight that suggest the 45-year-old Real Housewives of New Jersey star had been hooking up with real estate consultant Shane Wierks, who is just 32-years-old. However, she maintained that she was not cheating on Joe and insisted she and Wierks were just friends.

Unfortunately, the rumors have persisted and on Feb. 15, an insider spoke out, claiming that no one believes Giudice is staying faithful to her incarcerated husband.

"Teresa publicly claims she and Shane are just friendly, but no one believes her. She’d been talking about finis a man, and now it seems she’s found one," an insider told Life & Style magazine, via OK! Magazine.

In addition to spending time together in October 2017, as seen in the photo above, Giudice and Wierks were reportedly together in Mexico over the holidays and both shared photos from their trip. As fans can see on Wierks' Instagram page, he is not only close with Giudice, but also with her brother, Joe Gorga, and Gorga's wife, Melissa.

“Teresa felt she could trust Shane because he knows the family,” the source continued.

The insider then said that Joe won't be happy when he gets wind of the recent rumors.

“When [Joe] hears about Shane, he’s going to freak out.”

Since Joe began his prison sentence, he and his wife have been faced with ongoing rumors of a potentially impending divorce. That said, Giudice has denied the divorce rumors on numerous occasions and continues to remain dedicated to her marriage and their four children. 

Before Joe entered prison, Giudice served her own 11-month prison term at the Danbury Correctional Institution in Connecticut. As fans may recall, Giudice began her sentence in early 2015 and received an early release from the facility just before the holidays later that year.

The Giudices have been married for 19 years and share four daughters, including Gia, Milania, Audriana, and Gabriella.

Teresa Giudice and her costars, including Danielle Staub, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, and Margaret Josephs, are expected to begin filming on the upcoming ninth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey in the coming weeks.