The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is opening up about her marriage and where she stands with husband Joe Giudice after he was ordered to be deported earlier this month. In a new interview, she also reveals what she said to Joe after the judge’s ruling.
When asked about her marriage, Teresa, 46, denied any plans for a divorce.
“No. We’re going to be a family, and we’re going to fight this and get through this,” Teresa confirmed to Entertainment Tonight on October 29.
At the end of 2014, Teresa and Joe were sentenced to time behind bars after being found guilty on charges of bank and wire fraud. After Teresa first served her sentence in 2015, Joe began serving a 41-month term on March 2016. Two and a half years later, Immigration Judge John Ellington decided Joe should be deported from the United States and sent back to his native Italy upon the completion of his prison sentence.
Despite the judge’s ruling, Teresa said she and her family aren’t yet considering a move to Italy.
“We are not even thinking about [whether we’d move to Italy] right now. We’re going to take it day by day. We’re going to take it one step at a time,” Teresa explained. “First, we’re going to process the paperwork to do an appeal, and we’re going to get through that.”
Following the judge’s deportation ruling, Joe was given until November 9 to appeal the decision.
“I just take it day by day. I can’t predict the future, and I am not going to be… I am going to be positive about it,” Teresa said.
As for what Teresa and Joe have been discussing since his deportation occurred, the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member said she has been refusing to talk about the issue at all.
“Joe starts talking about [the deportation order] and I don’t want to talk about it yet. I am like, ‘We’re not talking about this yet,’ she said. “I shut him down. I don’t want to talk about it, and what comes first is our daughters and we’re going to fight this.”
Teresa and Joe share four children, including 17-year-old Gia, 14-year-old Gabriella, 13-year-old Milania, and 9-year-old Audriana, and in addition to not wanting to take the kids from their home in New Jersey, Teresa also doesn’t want to leave her ailing father, Giacinto Gorga, behind.
“My dad lives with me,” she confirmed. “[But] like I said, I am not even thinking about [possibly leaving my dad] right now.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season nine premieres on Wednesday, November 7 at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.
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