She’s trying to stay strong. Teresa Giudice is coming to terms with her husband’s looming deportation and she took to Instagram with a cryptic message on Oct. 14. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star broke her silence by posting a photo of the Statue of Liberty holding her face and crying.
Joe Giudice will be deported from the United States back to his native Italy, according to Radar Online. The 46-year-old pleaded with the judge, however he wasn’t able to change the outcome. “Based upon the law, I find you deportable and ineligible for any kind of relief,” Judge John Ellington said at the court hearing in Pennsylvania. “Mr. Giudice, no matter how this turns out, I wish you the best. I decided this case as a matter of law.” Once he’s finished with his 41-month prison sentence for conspiracy to commit wire and bankruptcy fraud, Joe will be sent away.
During his last court hearing on Sept. 1, Joe pleaded his case to stay in the U.S. with his famous wife and their four daughters. “I’ve been here my whole life, I wouldn’t know what to do in any other country,” he said at the time. Joe is scheduled to be released in 2019, however it’s unknown if Teresa and the kids will follow him. Both Joe and his wife were previously indicted on 39 counts of fraud and tax charges back in 2013, later facing an additional two counts that November. In 2015, Teresa was released from federal prison after serving 11 months of a 15-month sentence.
This weekend, Joe’s daughter Gia Giudice also revealed how she felt about the news in a lengthy post. “This is one of my favorite pictures of me and my dad,” the 17-year-old wrote. “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.”