Joe Giudice will be arriving in Italy within the next 24 hours.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is likely kissing her husband goodbye as he’s reportedly flying out to Italy in just a matter of hours. This comes after months of detention in Pennsylvania’s ICE facility — Joe has been in ICE custody since March of 2019.
Sources close to the case revealed to TMZ that Joe has just gotten a plane ticket to Rome set to take off tonight. According to the report, the convicted felon intends to live in Italy while he awaits the ruling of the pending deportation appeal he filed last year. It’s there that he reportedly plans to get a job and make money to send back to New Jersey to support his wife and four daughters.
As fans already know, Joe requested the opportunity to reside in Italy while his case plays out due to the horrible living conditions he endured while in ICE custody. And after his request to be released from ICE on bail was denied, the father-of-four apparently felt he didn’t have many more options.
The New Jersey housewife’s husband had previously served time in prison after being convicted of committing bank and wire fraud.
As for the chances that Joe will be allowed to return to the United States, once he departs tonight, legal experts believe his decision to voluntarily move to Italy all but seals his fate when it comes to his deportation appeal. This makes it highly unlikely that he will be allowed to return to America for at least 10 years.
Upon moving to Italy, Joe will be leaving behind his wife, four daughters, and the rest of his family members who all still reside in the U.S. Teresa has also expressed publicly that she’d divorce Joe if he was forced to live in Italy, but as of yet, no papers have reportedly been signed.
UPDATE: According to PEOPLE, Joe is currently on a plane to Italy.
“He is en route to Italy right now. He spoke to Teresa and Gia from the plane and he is extremely happy to be released, more than words can describe,” Joe’s lawyer told the outlet on Friday evening.
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