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.
Joe Giudice has been winning tiny victories here and there regarding his deportation appeal, but the battle is far from over. In 2014, Teresa Giudice’s husband was sentenced to 41 months in the pokey for federal fraud. Even people who do not watch reality television knew Tre was sentenced to 15 months in “camp” after pleading guilty to charges. Teresa served her time and went right back to filming. Now she is enjoying her new pool, an ALLEGED new man, and more screen time than ever on Real Housewives of New Jersey. Who says crime doesn’t pay?
The same cannot be said for Juicy Joe. In the past, Joe has said going to jail would be like a vacation. For all intents and purposes, if you find yourself married to Teresa – the pokey might actually be a respite. It could be safe to say Joe no longer feels that way. Since being released in March of this year, Joe was immediately detained in ICE custody. While Teresa travels and tries out new
boyfriends hairstyles, the four daughters she shares with Joe miss their dad terribly. The children have been very vocal about wanting their father to avoid deportation, both Miliania and Gia Giudice have made public pleas in an effort to keep Joe in the United States. Recently, another request from Joe’s attorneys has been granted. Once again, his desire to remain in the US hangs in the balance.
For a long time, Kim D’s fashion show was a Real Housewives of New Jersey staple. Who could forget Teresa Giudice chasing Danielle Staub around that country club? However, Kim D and Teresa are done and there’s a new fashion show to attend.
The entire Real Housewives of New Jersey cast showed up for the Envy by Melissa Gorga fashion show. Well, almost the entire cast. In not-so-shocking news, Danielle was not there. However, her status as a “cast member” is perpetually unclear.
Are the Giudices just fighting a losing battle? Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Joe Giudice should cross the White House off his list of supporters.
Even though Joe and his family have been VERY public in their plea to keep him here it isn’t enough for the President to intervene.
Who knew serving three years in federal prison for financial fraud would be the LEAST stressful thing to happen in your life? Now, I’m not saying serving the sentence wasn’t stressful. I am saying that Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Joe Giudice would most likely want to do anything else than fight for his ability to stay in the country with his family.
However, a recent court ruling offers a glimmer of hope for Joe, wife Teresa Giudice, and his family as a judge has ordered a temporary stay in Joe’s deportation process.
It is no secret that family is key to the stars of Real Housewives of New Jersey. No other franchise places such an emphasis on loyalty. Joe Giudice’s daughters are living up to that example. As for Joe’s wife, Teresa Giudice? Not so much. She made it official that she and Joe will divorce if he is deported. I am sure that her decision has nothing to do with the younger man that she has been spotted holding hands with. What happened to boasting about the joys of old-school marriage, Teresa?
Joe served 41 months in prison for bankruptcy and bank fraud. His wife, Teresa, also went away
to prison to camp for nearly one year. Joe was released and taken into custody by ICE after he completed his prison term in March. For some reason, Joe never became a United States citizen, even though the rest of his family did. His appeal to stop his deportation to Italy was denied by the Board of Immigration Appeals on April 6, 2019.
We all know that many Housewife storylines play out during a single season and are never addressed again as they are resolved, ignored or forgotten. That is not the case, however, for the Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Joe Giudice and his legal problems. Joe was released from prison in March after serving 41 months for bank and bankruptcy fraud. And immediately following his release, he was taken into custody by ICE on immigration issues, as he never became an American citizen, despite living in the country for over 40 years.
On April 6, 2019, Joe’s appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals was denied. He is now facing deportation back to Italy if his recently filed stay with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals is also denied. All of this must be very sad and stressful for the Giudice family, no matter how you may feel about them. One member of the family, wild-child Milania Giudice, recently made a very public plea for support for her father so he can remain in the U.S. with his family-and she is even asking for help from none other than President Donald Trump.