It’s a dark time in the world of Real Housewives of New Jersey. Teresa Giudice got real with Andy Cohen about her husband, Joe Giudice, and his possible deportation to Italy on part 2 of the season 9 reunion, airing on February 26. According to the 46-year-old, her husband is really going through it over the fact that he may have to leave his family behind.

“He has tremendous guilt, but he’s very positive, very strong,” Teresa said, noting that Joe’s lawyers are “trying their best” to keep him in the country after serving an agonizing 41-month prison sentence for fraud charges as the family attempts to appeal the ruling.

We really hope the Giudice family is able to make some strides on their appeal of the deportation ruling, because the judge actually determined Joe “ineligible” to apply for readmission back into the United States following the potential deportation.

When Andy asked her if Joe would go directly from the facility he’s in to the airport upon his release, Teresa admitted she “[didn’t] know exactly the technicalities of it.” She admitted, “I hope I don’t have to cross that bridge.”

According to an insider that spoke with Life & Style exclusively, word on the street is producers are hoping to capture Joe’s potential deportation on camera for season 10, so they’ve adjusted the production schedule to mesh with his release. Between that and Teresa’s new rumored romance, there’s a lot going on in Jersey.

The fitness guru and a younger man, Blake Schreck, were seen “flirting, holding hands and cuddling” at a cocktail party in Miami on February 16, according to In Touch. “They looked really into each other and were having a wonderful time,” an eyewitness said. As for Tre’s castmates, they reportedly had no idea about the tryst.

“They had no idea she was dating someone else,” an insider close to the cast revealed to Radar Online on February 20. “She kept this away from the show. She didn’t tell the ladies at all.”

So, if that rumored romance is truly on, we don’t know if we should expect the “wife” thing from the RHONJ OG.