It has been an action-packed few days for Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Joe Giudice. In 2014, Joe and his wife Teresa Giudice pleaded guilty to fraud and both served time away
in prison at camp. After Joe completed his 41-month sentence in March of 2018, he was taken into ICE custody. Joe is not a citizen of the United States. An immigration judge ruled that Joe should be deported to Italy.
He filed an appeal, and his lawyer also filed an appeal bond, which asked that Joe be allowed to return to his family in New Jersey while awaiting the final decision on his deportation. That request was denied, so Joe asked to be sent to Italy to await the final decision. Joe left for Italy on October 11, and his next court date is set for November.
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.
When I think about Jacqueline Laurita’s daughter Ashlee Holmes, a few things come to mind. First off, I get secondhand embarrassment for how she mistreated her mother back in her teenage years. Nevertheless, it seems like she’s grown up a great deal. Or at least I hope so. Then, I think about her changing her name from “Ashley” to “Ashlee,” wondering if that was inspired by Ashlee Simpson.
But, the standout memory was that Season 2 country club brawl on Real Housewives of New Jersey. Teresa Giudice famously told Danielle Staub not to call her “honey.” Jacqueline screamed about reading Danielle’s court records. And, it all came to climax when Ashlee pulled on Danielle’s extensions. Danielle moved forward with legal action. She even claimed that Ashlee typing the word ” bye” on Facebook was a threat. Danielle actually brought a mannequin head with extension to the RHONJ Season 2 reunion to reenact the incident. Now, Jacqueline is drawing some parallels between that iconic hair-pulling incident and the Season 10 scene when Danielle appears to do the same thing to Margaret Josephs.
We’re officially less than a month away from Season 10 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and the Bravo gods have finally smiled down on us with a sneak peek of the premiere.
Jackie Goldschneider shared a preview of the episode this week, and looks like the drama between the Jersey girls picks up right where it left off.
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.
There have been a lot of news stories about Joe Giudice lately, which is interesting since there have been no actual updates in his deportation case. He is still trying to get this appeal and he’s still waiting it out in an ICE detention center. However, he was featured on the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 10 trailer, via speakerphone, of course.
He shares the news with
estranged wife Teresa Giudice about his deportation, which the whole world already knew about. He also tells Teresa that he never actually wanted to get married, which was hopefully just a mean comment said in the midst of anger. Nevertheless, there was one super random news story about Joe. According to reports he wants to get into the super stable career of MMA fighting. That just had to be a rumor right. Well, apparently it is true. Teresa confirmed it herself. And I’m not gonna lie, my first reaction was shock that these two are actually in touch. She just seems.. ummm… busy these days.
Kameron Westcott tossing that napkin at Brandi Redmond was heavily teased leading up to Real Housewives of Dallas Season 4. Four episodes in and we already saw it.
Brandi used the “F word,” which made Kameron uncomfortable. Girl, this is a Real Housewives show. Cursing is par for the course. In response, Kameron told Brandi “that was trash” and tossed a napkin in her face. In Real Housewives standards, the napkin toss was pretty tame. She could have smashed a glass, flipped a table, or tossed a chair. All of those are Teresa Giudice-patented moves, by the way. Nevertheless, both ladies walked away from the incident thinking that they were the victim. Ah, classic.
Even though he hasn’t appeared on Real Housewives of New Jersey in years, Joe Giudice has the strongest storyline on the show. He is currently stuck in an ICE detention center, waiting to find out if he will be deported to Italy. That’s a lot more compelling than watching someone promote a clothing boutique.
This is after he finished up his 41-month prison stint in March. And during his wife Teresa Giudice’s various hand-holding stints with a twenty-something-year-old guy named Blake Schreck. How interesting! The RHONJ Season 10 trailer indicates that Joe’s deportation and the cheating allegations against Teresa will be major storylines. The season looks downright explosive and I can’t wait.