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Teresa Giudice and Her Daughters Celebrate Easter After Joe Giudice’s Deportation Appeal Is Denied

The Real Housewives of New Jersey family is putting on a brave face during this difficult time.

By Hannah Fusaro
Teresa Giudice, Milania Giudice on Easter

It's undoubtedly been a difficult time for the Giudice family. After filing an appeal in November 2018 in connection with Teresa Giudice's husband's ongoing immigration and deportation case, a lawyer for Joe Giudice confirmed to The Daily Dish that the appeal was denied. While The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom hasn't commented directly on the latest developments in their case, she did post an Easter throwback of "Joe with the girls decorating eggs." And now Teresa is showing how their family celebrated Easter 2019 during Joe's legal setback.

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On April 21, Easter Sunday, Teresa posted a photo of her and her four daughters, Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana, dressed up for the holiday. "Happy Easter from my family to yours!" she wrote on Instagram.

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Happy Easter from my family to yours! 🐣

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As for how she's coping, Teresa hinted she's feeling thankful for her girls during this trying time. "Everyday is a blessing with my baby bunny [Audriana]," she wrote.

Gia recently posted a message of support to her dad, vowing, "[You] will be home with us soon daddy," and Milania also sent love to Joe, writing in part, "[W]e will never stop fighting for you daddy."

Just before Joe's appeal was denied, Teresa's brother, Joe Gorga, offered an update on his sister to Us Weekly: “Teresa’s put up a good front, but our relationship is very tight right now and [I] know she breaks down to me. She just has to keep it strong for those for little girls," he said, referring to the four Giudice daughters. "The girls are having it rough also. They’re really struggling. … It’s just very, very hard. The family is going through a very tough time right now.”

Joe was released from FCI Allenwood Low in Allenwood, Pennsylvania in March after serving a 41-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud charges in 2014. His attorney, James J. Leonard Jr., then confirmed to The Daily Dish that he had been moved "to a facility in western Pennsylvania which houses immigration detainees." In a statement to The Daily Dish, Leonard Jr. said, “We are extremely disappointed that the Board of Immigration Appeals has denied Mr. Giudice’s appeal. We have filed a stay with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and will continue to fight to keep Mr. Giudice in the United States, the only country he knows, and reunite him with his wife and four daughters.”

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