In a telling example of how prison food is probably on par with the food on Norwegian Spirit’s “Mystical Fjords” boat, Giuseppe “Juicy Joe” Giudice, who used to look like that (above) and went to Italy after being released from ICE custody, looks to have lost a couple of pounds during his recent prison/ICE custody stint.
People reports that Joe, the husband of fellow former jailbird Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, was recently released from ICE custody where he’s been stewing since March after doing three years in jail for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud. Joe, 47, was born in Italy and was sentenced to be deported back, which is why he was on ICE. His lawyers have been trying to fight the deportation. In the meantime, Joe was allowed to go to Europe’s big boot so he could stay out of jail while he finds out if he has to stay in Italia permanently, which – all signs point to yes.
TMZ had an Instagram Story pic of her dad that Joe and Theresa’s daughter Gia posted. It was also noted that he would be flying economy, for all of you grumbling taxpayers out there.
Joe’s daughter, Gia, just posted this pic of Joe on his way to the airport outside Washington, D.C., where he boarded a plane Friday at Dulles, bound for Rome.
Joe and Theresa have four daughters in total – Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10.
Here’s what Joe’s lawyer had to say in a statement on Friday.
“He is en route to Italy right now. He spoke to Teresa and Gia from the plane and he is extremely happy to be released, more than words can describe,” the reality star’s lawyer continued.
“We are still fighting and it is his desire to return home to the United States to be reunited with his family.”
In further bad news for Joe, it sounds like his wife isn’t planning on having a marriage by Skype if he does have to stay there. True love!
While Teresa has stood by her husband’s side thus far, she has also been realistic about the fate of their marriage should he be deported, admitting on the RHONJ season 9 reunion that she’s “not doing a long-distance relationship.”
Teresa, who may or may not have already moved on to a new piece, not sticking with Not-So-Juicy Joe makes sense, because I’m pretty sure their vows were, “Til death or a deportation which will keep you from being my scene partner in our trashy reality show do us part.”