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Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga knows what would make the New Year extra special for her sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice, and her four daughters—having their father, Joe Giudice, stay in the United States with them. The judge said Joe will deport to Italy in March of 2019 after his prison sentence.

In 2014, both Teresa and Joe pleaded guilty to fraud and both were sentenced to prison time. Teresa served 11 months, while her husband received a  whopping sentence of 41 months. Joe, who came to this country from Italy with his parents when he was 1-year-old, never became a citizen. The judge decided to deport Juicy Joe because he “committed a crime of moral turpitude.” What Teresa will do if her husband is deported to Italy is a source of endless speculation.

According to an article from Page Six, Melissa told fans on the Watch What Happens Live Aftershow, “The girls are suffering 100 percent, so it’s not over yet and everybody’s being strong.” It is great to see that Melissa is supporting her husband  Joe Gorga’s sister, amid the simmering boiling tension between the trio on Season 9 of Real Housewives of New Jersey.

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It seems like Teresa should have a full plate with these legal woes and caring for her four daughters. However, she has time to add a side dish of sibling rivalry. Teresa and Joe’s father, Giacinto Gorga, feels neglected by Joe and Melissa. Once again, the Gorgas and the Giudices are at war. Sigh.

Joe Giudice’s attorney, James Leonard Jr., said,” “The appeal has been filed and we remain optimistic that Joe will soon be home with his family where he belongs.”

Melissa echoed these sentiments during the Watch What Happens Live Aftershow. She stated, “It’s not 100 percent set in stone yet,” and that, “When I tell you the girls need their dad right now. They really do.”

RELATED: Joe Giudice’s Daughters Speak Out on Social media About Father’s Deportation

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