The Giudice family is still taking the hits. Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice will not be allowed to go home to his wife, Teresa Giudice, and their four daughters upon his release from prison on March 14.
Instead, the 46-year-old will be transferred directly into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (a.k.a ICE) custody when he’s released from his 41-month prison sentence, according to Radar Online.
“ICE expects the Bureau of Prisons Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution to honor our detainer, and Mr. Giudice will be taken into ICE custody,” an ICE official told the outlet, which was the first to report on the news.
Teresa’s lawyer James J. Leonard Jr. gave a statement to Page Six on March 8. “The custodial aspect of Mr. Giudice’s federal sentence does, in fact, expire on or about March 14, 2019,” he said.
“However, due to the immigration order and detainer lodged against him, that is not a release date meaning he is not coming home on that date,” he explained. “We are optimistic that once his appeal is heard, he will receive the appropriate relief and will be able to come home and remain there with his family. They love him, they support him and they miss him tremendously.”
Though the Giudice’s have filed an appeal on the deportation ruling and are waiting for the outcome of that motion, Teresa revealed that the couple would be going their separate ways if the ruling didn’t work out in their favor.
“I mean, unless my kids say, ‘Mommy, I want to move to Italy,'” she said during the RHONJ reunion finale. “Gia’s going to college next year. I haven’t spoken to Milania or Audriana about it, we haven’t gotten there yet.”
“And Gabriella already voiced her opinion to me,” she continued. “She was like, ‘That would be so hard for me, Mommy.’ She doesn’t speak the language. She’s like, ‘That would kill me even more.'”
Plus, she expressed her disinterest in being part of a long-distance couple. “I’m not doing a long-distance relationship. I’m not doing it,” she confessed. “You know, I want somebody with me every day. I know exactly what happens. You know, I’m sure he’ll be with other women. It happens. We do the long-distance thing, it’s not going to work. I’d be like, ‘Bye, bye.'”