'Real Housewives of New Jersey': Will Teresa Giudice Move to Italy Once Joe Is Deported?

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Joe and Teresa Giudice of Real Housewives of New Jersey has had a long legal journey, but this might be the end of the road. It has been decided that the husband will be deported to Italy after he finishes serving his time in prison. But does this mean Teresa will move to Italy once he’s deported? Here is everything we know so far.

Joe Giudice has been ordered to be deported to Italy after his release from prison

The father is currently serving 41 months in prison for bank and bankruptcy fraud. He is expected to be done March 14, 2019, and that’s when he’ll be deported to Italy, according to NBC News. He has 30 days to appeal this decision.

Joe Giudice was born in Saronno, Italy and brought to New Jersey by his parents when he was one year old. He never became an American citizen so U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodged a detainer after he pleaded guilty to counts of fraud.

A source claims Teresa Giudice never thought he would get deported

The mother of four daughters reportedly has been trying to be positive. That reportedly meant not going to immigration court for her husband’s case and limiting her visits to him in prison. So a source told People she is taking the news hard.

“This is going to break her,” a source said. “She always knew that this was a possibility, but she put it out of her head. That’s the only way she could go on living day to day.”

She previously said she’d relocate to Italy

The reality star previously said she’d pack her bags if it came to that. “I mean, Italy’s a beautiful place to live,” she told Andy Cohen on the reunion of her show. “I wouldn’t mind, you know, I’m just saying. Listen, whatever God has planned for me, that’s what’s going to happen. I will embrace it the best I can.”

Her lawyer has already said the two won’t get a divorce

There were many rumors that the married couple would divorce due to both of them having to spend time apart serving time. But the wife’s lawyer has already said that’s not going to happen.

“Teresa is not talking about getting divorced, she is not thinking about getting divorced and she’s not filing for divorce,” Leonard Jr. told Page Six. “It’s not happening, not just now, but never. I can’t be any more clear about it.”

Bravo has yet to say what this will mean for the future of Real Housewives of New Jersey

Teresa Giudice is certainly a fixture on the reality show so it would be a huge shakeup if she decided to leave. Bravo has yet to comment about what’s happening. But Page Six did talk to an immigration lawyer who claims Joe could still end up temporarily working in the States.

“If he was going to start a new business in the U.S. or if he has an offer of employment, it’s very likely he could come back to work or develop or direct a business on a temporary basis,” Matthew Kolken, an immigration attorney and member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Board of Governors told Page Six. “There could potentially be a non-immigrant waiver, which is a temporary visa to visit or work at a business.”

The show also often films in other countries every season due to casts taking trips together. So it’s possible this won’t be the end of their appearances on the show. Teresa Giudice has yet to make an official statement on what her plans will be due to the decision.

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