'RHONJ' Star Teresa Giudice's Husband Joe Will Be Deported When He Leaves Jail

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This. Is. Wild. Multiple outlets are reporting Joe Giudice will be deported after he finishes his prison sentence. Although there have been whispers in the past of the possibility, it's beyond crazy to think of this as a reality -- and what his wife, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, will do as she continues to raise their four daughters.

  • Judge John Ellington ruled Joe will be deported back to Italy after he serves out the rest of his prison sentence.

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    "Based upon the law, I find you deportable and ineligible for any kind of relief," Ellington reportedly told the reality star dad about his deportation fate, People reports. "Mr. Giudice, no matter how this turns out, I wish you the best. I decided this case as a matter of law."

    Joe reportedly has until November 9 to file an appeal.

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  • Back in 2014, Teresa and Joe plead guilty to 41 counts of fraud, resulting in prison sentences.

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    Teresa served 11 months in 2015, with Joe starting his 41-month prison sentence back in March 2016. (He's expected to be released in 2019.) Us Weekly notes the reality show pair also had to pay Uncle Sam and the New Jersey Department of Treasury, even though their bankruptcy case got dismissed.

  • Joe's camp was confident he wouldn't face deportation, but given the recent ruling, it looks like he will.

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    "We remain optimistic that when the day comes where a court decides the fate of Mr. Giudice, they will return him home to his wife and four daughters where he belongs," James J. Leonard, Joe's lawyer, told Us Weekly back in June about Joe likely not facing deportation.

    The publication also mentioned that Joe came to the United States when he was an infant "but never became a citizen."

  • As for Teresa, the Bravo star hinted about possibly moving to Italy in the event Joe gets deported.

    "I mean, Italy's a beautiful place to live. I wouldn't mind, you know, I'm just saying," Teresa revealed during the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion earlier this year about leaving the US, People reports. "Listen, whatever God has planned for me, that's what's going to happen. I will embrace it the best I can."

  • Time will have to tell how this all plays out.

    We're completely speechless.