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Joe Giudice

Well, by now you’ve heard the news that Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice has been deported to Italy. Teresa Giudice’s husband made several attempts to avoid exactly this, being sent away from his family. As soon as Joe finished serving a 41 month prison sentence after being found guilty of fraud, he was immediately transported to an ICE detention facility. Joe’s little problem about not becoming a legal citizen in his youth wound up being a bigger problem than jail in his adulthood.

Joe repeatedly requested to wait out the court’s decision in his own home, though he was denied. Then Joe pleaded with the courts to let him travel to Italy while the latest appeal is still pending in court. Thankfully for Joe, he was granted one wish. Last week a skinny and non-juicy Joe boarded an airplane and traveled back to his homeland. A few snaps of Joe have appeared on social media, courtesy of his daughters. Now Joe is speaking out for the first time since his long-awaited release.

If you thought “old school values” Teresa was going to stand by her man, you would be wrong. Joe is back in Italy and Teresa is nowhere to be found. But she will go ahead and schedule an interview with Andy Cohen for a check to keep her fans current on her marriage. Teresa and Joe’s daughters are thrilled their dad is no longer in jail. Still, he isn’t exactly down the street either.

Joe has yet to respond to media inquiries, but Bravo’s The Daily Dish shared a video he just released. In the clip, a much healthier looking Joe said, “Life, it’s always better to look through the windshield and not through the rear view mirror.” Did someone just open a fortune cookie? I’m guessing in Joe’s own profound way, he is saying how we should look to the future, and not into the past. Seeing as Teresa is done currently in a marriage holding pattern, this might be good to remember if he finds himself in divorce court.

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Joe gave us more window metaphors with, “It’s a much bigger picture when you’re looking through the windshield. But at the end of the day, people make mistakes. Nobody’s perfect.” So very true and such a deep sentiment from Joe. I assume he is referencing his own mistakes. You know, like the mistakes he made that wound up giving him a view of steel bars. But enough about that, he has paid his debt to society. Face it, the guy will most likely never hear the end of how he “ruined Teresa’s life“, so I’m willing to cut him some slack here.

In certain ways, I sympathize with Joe. He isn’t some criminal mastermind, I think he really just wants to see his kids at this point. Of course now he has extra drama due to the boyfriend that Teresa absolutely does not have. Though he’s been through a lot, Joe said, “I’ve learned a valuable lesson from all this and I know my family is the most important thing to me, but it’s better that I’m out here than in there,” he said. Agreed. Now he can pursue his dream of becoming an MMA fighter. No word on whether or not he has plans to use those MMA moves on a young guy seen holding hands with his wife. Allegedly.

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The father of four ended with a message to his family. “I just want to let you know that I love you and I’m always here for you. You know that.” We will hear from Joe again when the interview with Teresa and Andy goes down. Hopefully Joe can get some answers about Teresa’s side-piece the state of his marriage and give viewers some insight on what he has been through.

In any event, it looks like Joe’s deportation and resulting marriage woes will be heavily featured on the upcoming season of RHONJ. Lucky for Teresa, I guess. Don’t forget, The Real Housewives of New Jersey Special Event: Joe and Teresa Unlocked will air Sunday night at 8pm on Bravo. Get your popcorn ready.

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TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK OF JOE’S VIDEO? ARE YOU GOING TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW WITH ANDY? DO YOU FEEL SORRY FOR JOE?

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