Joe Giudice officially began his 41-month prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix in New Jersey Wednesday afternoon. Being away from the Giudice patriarch is certainly going to be an adjustment for his wife Teresa Giudice and their four daughters.
However, Joe and Teresa's eldest daughter Gia Giudice wants her dad and the world to know that he'll be in her heart throughout this difficult time. Gia posted a lovely photo of herself with her father during a recent Giudice-Gorga family night to Instagram, along with the caption "always and forever."
Joe's sister-in-law Melissa Gorga also sent him her best wishes as he entered prison Wednesday. "My little Joey with his Uncle Joe. #staystrong #prayingforhimtoday," Melissa captioned an Instagram photo of Joe with her son Joey Gorga from the family outing.
Teresa, who was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut on December 23, 2015 after serving 11 months in prison, expressed gratitude to her fans for helping the family get through this challenging period. "I want to thank all of you for the love & support you have shown my family during this difficult time. It means the world to all of us," she tweeted Wednesday.
During the upcoming seventh season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, we'll see Teresa adjust to post-prison life. Grab a tissue, and catch a sneak peek of her heartwarming homecoming, below.