The season nine reunion of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is revolving a lot around the personal lives of the ladies. Teresa Giudice has been opening up about her husband, Joe Giudice. They have appeared on the RHONJ since season one. According to People, Teresa said that Joe feels “tremendous guilt” as he’s facing deportation. In previews for the reunion, Teresa opens up about Joe’s future. Teresa explained, “He has tremendous guilt, but he’s very positive, very strong.” She also noted that he had appealed his deportation ruling in November and that they were still waiting for a decision. Teresa added that they were “trying their best” to prevent him from having to return to Italy. It was an emotional reunion for Teresa!
Recently Radar Online reported that Joe will be turned over to ICE immediately following his release from prison. He’s set to be released next month in March of 2019. Joe has been serving a 41-month prison sentence for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud. Whether Joe would return home after his release or have to report back to Italy right away, was unknown during the reunion. At the time of the reunion, Teresa said she, “didn’t know exactly the technicalities of it.”
Teresa remained hopeful and stated, “I hope I don’t have to cross that bridge.”
Joe and Teresa have been married since 1999 and have four daughters together: Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana. They have remained close during their legal problems, with Teresa first serving 11 months for the same crimes as her husband and now he’s been serving his sentence since March of 2016.
Reunion host Andy Cohen told Teresa, “You have been so ride or die and so devoted to him.” Teresa said back, “And I still am!”
Prior the reunion episodes starting to air, sources told People, “Teresa told Andy that if Joe gets deported, she’s not going. She said that she and Joe had talked about it over the phone, and that he understood.” The sources added that she was just focused on her girls. Both Bravo and Teresa and Joe’s lawyer James Leonard Jr. didn’t respond for comments. Recently rumors have been swirling that Teresa has a boy toy, however; her lawyer denied the claims. Teresa’s sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, also denied that it’s true. Melissa noted on Watch What Happens Live that she would know something if it were actually true. Teresa hasn’t responded yet, but she will likely clarify and address it all soon.
My thoughts and prayers are with Teresa, Joe, and their families. It’s a very sad situation and I wish them all the best. I hope they’re able to be reunited soon for the sake of their family. Hopefully he will somehow be able to stay in the United States so they can remain united as a family.
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