The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is reacting to the sad news of her husband Joe Giudice‘s deportation appeal being denied. Joe’s attorney is also revealing how Joe is taking the news.
After the Board of Immigration Appeals denied Joe’s request to remain in the country with his wife, Teresa, and their four daughters, the Giudice family lawyer, James J. Leonard Jr., released a statement.
“We are extremely disappointed that the Board Of Immigration Appeals has denied Mr. Giudice’s appeal,” the statement read, according to an April 18 report from Entertainment Tonight. “We have filed a stay with the Third Circuit Court Of Appeals and will continue to fight to keep Mr. Giudice in the United States, the only country he knows, and reunite him with his wife and four daughters.”
Just last month, the attorney said Joe and his family were “hopeful” he would be allowed to stay in the United States with Teresa and their kids, including Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10.
“I thought for sure the appeal would work,” Richie said. “I’m saddened. Being forced to be somewhere without your family, that’s the nightmare. This is a terrible thing. This poor guy. What a shame. It’s a big loss.”
According to Richie, he and Joe stayed in contact with one another throughout Joe’s time in prison through text messages and when it comes to the future, Richie believes his former co-star will “be fine” in Italy because he “has family there.”
“It isn’t the worst place to be,” he said. “We travel to Italy quite a bit. My wife and I, we visit her family. We’ll meet again in Italy.”
As for Teresa, she took to her Instagram page yesterday to react to the news.
Teresa shared a throwback photo of her daughters Gabriella, Audriana, and Milania, painting Easter eggs with Joe, with the caption: “Joe with the girls decorating eggs, days like this I love having photos.”
The new season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey is currently filming and is expected to air later this year on Bravo TV.
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