Teresa Giudice's family has been dealing with the ruling made earlier this month that her husband, Joe Giudice, will be deported back to Italy following the completion of his prison sentence. However, this is one part of Teresa's life that she won't be sharing in the upcoming Season 9 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Teresa explained why fans won't see this difficult time play out in the new season during a recent interview with ET. "We weren't filming when this just happened," she said.
Joe began his 41-month prison sentence for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud at FCI Fort Dix in New Jersey in March 2016. He was transferred to FCI Allenwood in Pennsylvania at the end of 2017. Joe has less than 10 months left of his sentence to serve.
Teresa told ET that they're planning on appealing the ruling, which has to be done 30 days after the ruling was made. As for whether fans will get to see the outcome of the appeal, Teresa told ET, "I can't predict the future."
The RHONJ mom also noted to ET that she doesn't even want to talk to Joe about the possible deportation. "We are not even thinking about [whether we'd move to Italy] right now," she shared. "We're going to take it day by day. We're going to take it one step at a time."
However, one thing is for sure: Teresa is committed to standing by her man during this difficult time, shutting down rumors that she would ever consider divorce. "No. We're going to be a family, and we're going to fight this and get through this," she told ET.
Teresa also shared how it's been "sad" to see her daughters Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana deal with their father's possible deportation. Earlier this month, Gia and Milania took to Instagram to post touching messages in support of their dad.