Everything Teresa Giudice Has Said About Husband Joe’s Deportation

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Speaking up. Teresa Giudice has been outspoken about the news that her husband, Joe Giudice, will be deported to his native Italy after his release from prison in March 2019.

Scroll through to revisit everything Teresa has said so far about Joe, who started his 41-month sentence for fraud charges in March 2016, ahead of his deportation.

Come What May

Teresa said during the RHONJ season 8 reunion in January 2018 that she “wouldn’t mind” moving to Italy if her husband was deported. “Italy’s a beautiful place to live,” she said. “Whatever God has planned for me, that’s what’s going to happen. I will embrace it the best I can.”

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Breaking Her Silence

Four days after a judge ordered Joe to be deported during an October 2018 court hearing, Teresa took to Instagram for the first time to address the situation. She shared a mock photo of the Statue of Liberty crying and captioned it with a series of praying-hands emojis.

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Positive Thoughts

While speaking at a Real Housewives event in Connecticut in October 2018, the Bravo personality asked the crowd “to please pray for me and my family.” She also said that she “cannot wait to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

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Going Strong

Teresa denied in October 2018 that she plans to divorce Joe after his deportation. “No. We’re going to be a family,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “We’re going to fight this and get through this. … I am like, ‘We’re not talking about this yet.’ I shut him down. I don’t want to talk about it, and what comes first is our daughters [Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana].”

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The reality star told Good Morning America in November 2018 in her first TV interview about the news that her daughters “are really upset” about their father’s deportation. “It’s hard for them,” she said. “Adults can handle anything. It’s hard for children to go through this. They’re asking themselves, ‘Why is this happening to me?’ Like, ‘I want my daddy to come home.’”

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Later in her GMA interview, Teresa, who served 11 months in prison in 2015 on similar fraud charges, said, “We’ve been through a lot. I’ve gone through ups and downs, like being angry. But listen, I have to stay strong. I have four beautiful daughters that, you know, they need their mommy.”

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Blue Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year was far from a merry one for the Giudice family with the family patriarch out of the picture. “I’m not all about the holidays since Joe is away and since my mom passed,” the Real Housewives of New Jersey star told Us at Jingle Ball 2018 in New York City on December 7. The reality star added that she is “not as excited about the holidays anymore.” Teresa and her daughters visited Joe in the days leading up to Christmas before jetting off for vacation in Jamaica.

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Split Decision

Teresa revealed during the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 9 reunion taping in January 2019 that she and Joe will “go our separate ways” if he is officially deported to Italy. Shortly after, a source told Us Weekly that the RHONJ star “has been feeling conflicted for a little while now.” The insider added that Teresa is “doing really good despite all of this and is putting her daughters’ best interests first and her own.”

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Not Down for Long Distance

Teresa admitted during part three of the season 9 RHONJ reunion, which aired in March 2019, that she would not stay with Joe if he had to live in Italy. 


“I mean, unless my kids say, ‘Mommy, I want to move to Italy,’” Teresa said. “Gia’s going to college next year; I haven’t spoken to Milania or Audriana about it, we haven’t gotten there yet; and Gabriella already voiced her opinion to me. She was like, ‘That would be so hard for me, Mommy.’ She doesn’t speak the language. She’s like, ‘That would kill me even more.’”


“I’m not doing a long-distance relationship. I’m not doing it,” she continued. “You know, I want somebody with me every day. I know exactly what happens. You know, I’m sure he’ll be with other women. It happens. We do the long-distance thing, it’s not going to work. I’d be like, ‘Bye, bye.’”


Looking Back

“Days like this I love having photos,” the reality star captioned a throwback pic of Joe coloring Easter eggs with Audriana, Milania and Gabriella. She posted the family photo on April 18, the day her husband’s deportation appeal was denied.

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