Over a week after Joe’s deportation appeal was denied, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her kids, including Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10, shared their thoughts on Joe’s potential trip back to Italy.
“My mother used to tell me that God meant for us to be together, and I know that she is right,” Teresa wrote, via Radar Online, in an April 24 filing as she revealed she and Joe met in the hospital after her birth due to a strong friendship between their parents.
According to Teresa, her daughters watched Joe grieve the loss of his father years ago and after his passing, they told Joe, “Daddy please don’t leave us like Nonno, we need you.”
“Judge Ellington, my daughters need their father,” she begged. “I cannot bear the thought of my daughters losing their father, I am fearful that it will break them and that I alone will not be able to fix them. Judge Ellington, this is my greatest fear and it keeps me up at night. The fear that if I lose my husband, I will also lose my children, as they will never ever be the same.”
While Teresa admitted that she and Joe made “mistakes,” she said they “paid the price” for their crimes by serving their prison terms and now wants the judge to “end their suffering” by canceling the deportation proceedings.
In her own letter, Teresa and Joe’s oldest daughter, Gia Giudice, broke down to the judge and admitted there is “only so much a child can take.”
“My father was so nervous to leave. A couple months before he left he demanded for my sisters and me to go in the garage with him so he can teach us some of his karate moves. He had security cameras installed and made sure the house was intact before he left. We are his life and he is ours,” Gia wrote, according to a second report from Radar Online.
“I’m a senior in high school. I want my dad to see me at prom and walk down the football field at graduation. I want him to see me go off to college and pursue my dream of being in the law field. I want my father to walk me down the aisle when I get married,” she continued.
In Gabriella’s letter, she said it would tear her apart to see her father deported.
“My dad may not be perfect but who doesn’t make mistakes,” she said. “All humans do and that is why second chances should always be available… I need my father back home once he’s released. I need to wake up to the smell of his delicious cooking in the morning. I need him to be at the table with us during Christmas dinner. I need him to sing Happy Birthday to me in person. I need my dad because I love him and would be swallowed in darkness without him.”
“Don’t take him away from me,” Gabrielle added. “Instead take away my constant worries and thoughts about never or rarely seeing him again.”
Milania also expressed her devastation over not seeing her father.
“My dad is literally my best friend… When my mom was away, I got so close with my dad that it was almost like we were inseparable. It was so hard having him being taken away from me,” she said. “At school, all I can think about is my dad and can never concentrate. I love and miss my dad so much. Please bring my dad home to me. I need him like I need nobody else.”
While Teresa and Joe’s youngest daughter, Audriana, is just 10-years-old and didn’t write her own letter, Gia wrote a letter on her behalf to share with the judge.
“She expressed to me that she loves everything about her daddy,” Gia revealed. “She told me, ‘he always makes me laugh and whenever he laughs I laugh because his laugh is so funny!’ After she said that to me she quietly said, ‘and I miss him.’”
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