Poor Teresa Giudice is at her wit’s end after learning that a judge decided that her husband Joe Giudice should be deported to Italy after he completes his time in prison for bankruptcy fraud, among other charges. Now that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star has realized there’s nothing she can do to change the court’s mind, she’s begging her family, friends, and fans for prayers, and hoping for a miracle to keep her family together.

Since the 46-year-old’s income is now the only income for her family, the reality star appeared at a Reality Check event at Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut on Oct. 21, and she took a moment to ask the packed audience to support her man, 46. She teared up as she asked for prayers that Joe “gets to come home” and be with her and their four daughters. According to a source, she’s made similar requests from friends and family as well.

“[Teresa] feels like her hands are tied,” a source told Life & Style exclusively. “There’s nothing she can do to change the legal system or the court’s mind, which is why she’s asking her friends, family, and fans to pray for Joe, to bring him home.” And while the matriarch is obviously upset about losing her husband, she’s even more concerned about the kids.

“Teresa’s mainly worried about her girls not having their dad around for those important moments like graduation, first dates, and prom,” said the insider. “It’s heartbreaking, She doesn’t think deporting Joe, tearing him away from his family, does anyone justice. Teresa really believes that he’s being unfairly punished because she’s famous.”

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This is one of my favorite pictures of me and my dad❤️ my father is no threat to society he is one of the most warm hearted people I know, he would never harm a soul. He puts everyone else before himself. I know who my father is and I think many of you do too. My father did his time and learned from his mistakes. Isn’t being in there supposed to make you realize your mistakes so you can become a better person? And that’s exactly what my father did. He hasn’t felt or looked this good since he was in his 30’s. We have so many plans to do as a family when he gets out. I need my father to be here. My father belongs with us and his entire family. My father came into this country when he was one years old, the United States is the only country he knows, spread the word #bringjoehome

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However, Teresa knows she has a very tough choice to make if the court does go through with deporting her husband, and a source explained she already knows what she’ll have to do. Insiders believe she will divorce Joe and continue living with her daughters in America, not wanting to disrupt their whole life by moving them to a country where they don’t know anyone. We hope, for the family’s sake, that doesn’t happen!