The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice will reportedly be released from ICE custody in the coming weeks and be deported to his native Italy, where he will continue to fight a court ruling that states he cannot remain in the United States after completing his 41-month prison sentence.
People reported that the former reality star, who has been incarcerated since March 2016 when he was sentenced on charges of mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud, has been living in an ICE facility since March of this year as he awaited a decision on his appeal to remain in the U.S.
Judges have reportedly granted Joe’s request to be released from ICE custody, but he will have to move to Italy to continue his plea to remain permanently in the United States. The news and entertainment magazine reported that the Bravo star’s family attorney James J. Leonard confirmed that the former reality star’s petition, where he asked to be released to Italy to await the court’s final decision in his ongoing deportation battle, has been approved.
Since being released from prison, Joe has been held in the Clinton County Correctional Center in Pennsylvania. His original request to be released to his opulent northern New Jersey home that he shared with his wife Teresa and their daughters Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10, was denied.
A source close to the former reality star told People, “These past few months in ICE [custody] have been harder for Joe than prison was. The conditions there are terrible. He’s so close to freedom, yet so far away. Not being able to see his family, and knowing that he won’t be able to be back home with them, has really broken him.”
“He’s fighting, but he’s really resigned to the fact that he’ll be deported,” the source admitted to People, noting that the reality star is “bitter, angry, and unhappy.”
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I can’t be more proud of @_giagiudice on the next set of adventures she will encounter @rutgersu Setting up her dorm & getting her ready for school has been an experience I’ll treasure forever❣️ I know you’ll do amazing things in your life I’m so proud & excited for you! Love you ❤️mommy. #freshmanyear #rutgers #collegestudent #proudmom
The Inquisitr recently reported that Teresa has made a new life for herself as a single parent since her husband has been incarcerated.
She recently enlisted the help of her brother Joe Gorga to help move the couple’s oldest daughter Gia into her freshman dorm this past September. Gia is a student at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Teresa features her beautiful family of young women frequently on her Instagram page, where in the past month, she posted photos of daughters Audrianna’s 10th birthday party and a quick snap of Milania in a purple top and faded torn jeans.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey, where Teresa stars alongside Margaret Josephs, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Jennifer Aydin, and Jackie Goldschneider, airs on Bravo TV.