The scenery may be nicer, but the waiting remains the same. Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Joe Giudice has spent almost a year in ICE custody while waiting for the appeal court to render their decision in his immigration case.
After losing his request to be freed from custody on an appeal bond pending the courts decision, Joe has decided to return to his native Italy rather than remain in custody.
During Joe Giudice‘s stint in prison for fraud, we did not hear much about him. Sure, wife Teresa Giudice talked about Joe once in a while on the Real Housewives of New Jersey or in the media, but his time in prison was mostly low-key. As it is meant to be! However, since Joe’s release from prison in March, we have been given frequent updates on the status of his ongoing deportation case. Joe’s decision to not become a U.S. citizen backfired, resulting in deportation proceedings commencing against him.
In April, Joe’s appeal to ICE to stay in the country was denied, meaning he would be deported. Later that month, he achieved a legal victory when the courts agreed to look at his case again. In May, Joe was given approval to remain in the U.S. while waiting for a decision regarding his deportation. The legal wrangling continued on over the summer, until Joe finally requested to be allowed to return to Italy to await the decision on his case. Now, there is an update in the ongoing legal saga.
After a long wait, we finally have our first glance at Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 10. Unlike some Real Housewives shows that sweep real life drama under the rug (cough, cough, Beverly Hills), RHONJ addresses all the headlines. Obviously, Joe Giudice’s deportation looms over the season and the Giudice family. Additionally, Teresa Giudice finally has to address those cheating rumors on camera. She was spotted holding hands with “friend” Blake Schreck so many times that it’s about time she answers for it. At another point in the trailer, Joe admits that he never actually wanted to get married. Aww, how sweet.
In other Giudice news, we get to see Teresa’s daughter Gia Giudice go to prom with Dolores Catania’s son Frankie Catania. In the trailer, we even see her say, “He’s so hot” as he walked down the runway during Melissa Gorga’s Envy fashion show. The audience agrees, Gia. As per usual, Teresa is carrying the season on her back. But, the other ladies have some things going on as well.
If only Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Joe Giudice had worked half as hard making an honest living as he has with trying to stay in the U.S., he wouldn’t even be in this predicament.
Ever since he was found guilty of fraud back in 2014, Joe has been faced with the possibility of being deported to Italy. And it appears as though Joe’s time in the U.S. is limited.
It’s unclear what sort of internet access Joe Giudice had while he was in prison, but there’s no doubt that his family members have been following along with the news stories while he’s been locked up. His wife Teresa Giudice has been photographed holding hands with Blake Schreck, a man in his twenties.
She also said on the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion that she would divorce Joe if he gets deported. Not only that, but her own social media posts aren’t doing the RHONJ star any favors. Of course, she doesn’t post photos of every single thing that she does, but sure seems to be out on the town a lot these days.
Safe to say Joe Giudice is on pins and needles today. The husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey
felon star, Teresa Giudice has been in ICE custody since his “release” from prison. Joe and his wife both served camp jail sentences for multiple federal charges, including bankruptcy and mail fraud. The parents of four had their terms split up so their kids would always have one of them at home. Teresa ovaried up and did her time like a champ. After her release, she only had a short time with her husband before his 41-month sentence began.
Joe did his time too, but there was one little problem. His lack of US citizenship. Because Joe never sought the correct paperwork to render him legal, he was immediately up for deportation after camp time was over. Joe has been appealing the deportation order from the get-go. Leaving his family and starting over in another country wasn’t on his agenda. It wasn’t on Teresa’s either. She admitted on the Season 9 RHONJ reunion, she and the girls would not follow Joe if he were sent back to Italy. Now it looks like Juicy Joe could finally get a break. The wait for Joe’s possible release from custody might be putting Teresa on pins and needles too. But it’s for a completely different reason.
There are some reality TV stars’ kids that we have literally watched grow up throughout the years. It’s crazy to think that Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers saw Teresa Giudice pregnant with Audriana Giudice during the Season 1 reunion. Now, she is a fifth grader. Do you feel old yet? I do. How about this one: Gia Giudice is a freshman in college.
Jersey Shore fans saw Snooki and JWoww go from hard-partying roomies to devoted moms. Now, their kids are in school too. And just like most other moms, reality TV stars took (and shared) photos of their kids’ first day of school.
No one can blame Teresa Giudice for celebrating her daughter Gia Giudice’s successes. She and her brother Joe Gorga helped move Gia into her freshman dorm at Rutgers. Before that, she posted a video of her daughter and her niece (not Antonia) celebrating their impending college careers.
It was a cute video, but there are a lot of Instagram users who objected to the content and suggested that an underage Gia was popping bottles of alcohol. But, maybe it was corked apple cider?