Do me a favor and work with me for a sec . . .
Do they even still own the pizzeria? I remember hearing/seeing something that they had maybe gotten out of it, sold their interest in it, or something?
Maybe I'm wrong, but if they DON'T still have the pizzeria, then there's nothing from his side, I guess. Just what he's bringing in through Bravo, maybe.
Most, if not all, of what I recall seeing of Juicy this season, so far, he always/mostly seems to be going off to somebody's house party, "running" in a charity event, going on vacation/retreat, or brawling at a christening, or rolling his big, juicy, half-naked butt over in bed, half asleep. Or drinking like a fish and being unbelievably rude and nasty to Teresa in front of houseguests because of that. Sure, he was the host for Gia's birthday party at the pizzeria, but how is that going to translate into $$$$, unless it's just his normal Bravo salary?
Call me crazy, but if it were ME and I was looking at just under 9 mil in debt that I couldn't file a BK on (well, I COULD, but I'd probably live to regret it later!), I'd want myself to be seen on camera (since it's out there already, anyway!) trying to do SOMETHING productive towards at least making a pretense of trying to do my share to address this ENORMOUS problem that I'd created.
Teresa is riding Bravo like an Arabian stallion, using them as a moneymaker, while she can.
What is Joe doing to TRY to help her?
So, if they ARE (or not) out of the pizzeria, has he maybe looked into starting up with something else? Has he said anything about being involved in helping Teresa negotiate her book contracts? Or at least reading the copy and providing suggestions before publishing?
Has he maybe tried to buy a carwash (yeah, yeah, I know; I DID open the door for that one!)? A dry cleaners? A restaurant franchise?
How about even going to WORK in a restaurant? No shame in that. No, he won't be able to put a dent in the 9 mil with that, but, as my grampa used to say: "Babe, if you ain't got but 25 cents, it's 25 cents better than nothin'! And if you don't get but $1, when you was expectin' $2, that's STILL $1 more than what you HAD!"
And why couldn't that $1.25 more be used to try to help keep the basic, everyday stuff going, while most of the Bravo funds could be given in payments to their creditors so they'd at LEAST be getting SOMETHING.
Sure, my train of thought is probably coming across as crazy as a road lizard, stupid and not-well-thought-out, but I'll take the hit for that.
The basic thought behind it, though, might be understandable.
To me, Juicy has not ONE OUNCE of self-respect.