I’ve always wanted to spend part of my life like Diane Lane in Under The Tuscan Sun: slightly jaded, doing time in Italy, and guzzling all the wine. A judge gave Juicy Joe just that opportunity last week by ruling that JJ (also known as Joe Giudice) will have to return to Italy after his prison sentence for bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion is up in 2019 and not in front of a camera for Real Housewives Of New Jersey like his wife, Teresa Giudice, did after her time in the slammer. They served consecutive prison sentences, but unlike Tre, Joe isn’t a U.S. citizen since his parents brought him here from Italy when he was only a one-year-old. There was always the threat of this, but now that it’s official, the Giudice clan is speaking out.
Us Weekly says both Teresa and her daughter Gia Giudice took to Instagram in support of Joe over the weekend. Gia posted a photo of her with her dad when she was younger, and I know we’re supposed to be sobbing over the door of America being closed in Joe’s face, but damn, younger Joe! I’m sure you were just as terrible and juiced up then as you are now, and, yes, I still would. Gia made the appeal that Joe has only known the U.S., and a snitch close to the family says Teresa “thought they would make an exception for Joe since he has been in this country for so long.”
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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
As you can see, Teresa also expressed her sadness on the ‘gram:
People says a source told them that Teresa isn’t going to handle this well, assuming the order stands after his opportunity to appeal in November:
“This is going to break her. She always knew that this was a possibility, but she put it out of her head. That’s the only way she could go on living day to day.”
Teresa and Joe have Gia as well as daughters Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana, which is a lot of responsibility for one woman to handle on her own, so I hope Andy Cohen is offering to pay for a babysitter going forward. I feel bad, as this definitely will break Teresa. First, they make her pretend to be friends with Danielle Staub, and now her man is going to be an ocean away! Life’s a bitch, and the only thing that could be worse is if they tell her Donald Trump is putting a 300% tariff on hairspray!