The Real Housewives of New Jersey” TERESA GIUDICE is making plans to divorce her cheating hubby JOE for the New Year!

Sources tell The ENQUIRER that Teresa wants to call it quits after Joe’s ongoing criminal case is settled, even if he’s proven innocent.

But in a desperate bid to fool fans, she’ll act like everything is hunky-dory with her short, dumpy, troublemaking hubby through the holidays, insiders say.

“Teresa will leave Joe regard­less of the outcome of his court case,” a friend revealed. “But to keep up appearances, they’ll play happy family until that time.

“Her game plan is to make nice with Joe over Thanksgiving and Christ­mas, dress up their girls – Gabriella, Audriana , Milania and Gia – in their finest party clothes, plas­ter a fake smile on her face and act as if all is well.

“But in reality, things couldn’t be worse between them!”

A close pal added: “Teresa is counting the days until she can divorce Joe and then launch a spinoff show featuring her and the girls as they try to rebuild their lives.

“She’s a fame junkie!”

Joe, 42, created his own legal woes w hen cops caught him using his brother’s identity to obtain a driver’s li­cense. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

A court hearing on the case was recently postponed until after the holidays. While that means Joe has dodged jail for now, sources say he hasn’t dodged his wife’s razor-sharp tongue.

“Although Teresa doesn’t criticize Joe in public, she gives him holy hell at home,” said the first source.

“When their girls are either out of earshot or at school, she rants and raves about everything from his legal mess to his inability to be the family breadwinner to his cheating.

“It’s like World War III at their place!”

But sources say 40-year-old Teresa’s biggest beef is Joe’s wandering eye.

His alleged cheating has been a hot topic ever since a “RHONJ” episode in August when he walked away from his wife and a table full of pals to use his cell phone.

Sources say the person on the phone was his hot young mistress, whose name is being withheld by The ENQUIRER – and when Teresa went over to check on him, Joe referred to her us­ing an extremely vulgar term.

“As much as Teresa says she’s forgiven Joe for trash-talking about her, nothing is further from the truth,” said the source.

“To have all of America hear his dirty remarks about her was totally humiliating. That’s when the curtain came down on their marriage.

“For now Teresa plans to go ahead with holiday get-togethers, and even step out with Joe while putting on a brave front. But whether he’s hauled off to prison or acquitted, Joe’s fate will be the same. In 2013, their mar­riage will go bust.”