Teresa Giudice may be Standing Strong on the outside but turns out it’s all one big facade.
“It’s very, very hard. You see, she puts up a good, strong front — she has to,” Gorga, 39, told Us Weekly. “She has to raise her children by herself, so she has to be strong. She can’t be weak. You know, you see this tough girl [on TV] all the time, but she’s weak.”
Joe reveals that Teresa has been doing everything and anything to keep her mind off the ongoing legal battle surrounding her husband.
“She’s got to keep herself busy,” he said. “She’s constantly going out because when she’s home, she has no one to hold. No one’s around. [Her] kids, they’re in their activities and they want to be with their friends. You know, she’s a mess.”
Joe also says that if his brother-in-law is deported to Italy his four daughters will visit him.
“That will be their vacation. I’m sure of that,” he said.
When asked if his sister would do the same, Joe said, “I want her to be with her family. That’s what I really want.”
Joe Giudice was handed over to ICE following his release from prison on March 14, 2019, and is currently awaiting a decision on his appeal that would ultimately dictate if he stays in the United States or is deported to Italy. For now, Joe’s case is in limbo, which means he will remain in ICE custody until his appeal is reviewed. Joe’s appeal could take up to a year to be reviewed and unless a court releases Joe he will remain in custody until a decision is made.
In the meantime, Joe’s kids have publicly vowed to continue fighting for him to remain in the United States.
“His lawyers and his family are hopeful that justice will prevail and Mr. Giudice will return home to his wife and four daughters who love him and miss him,” Teresa attorney, James J. Leonard, told Us Weekly on Thursday.