Teresa Giudice and her family are definitely "fighting still for it right now" in the wake of the news that a judge ruled back in October that Joe Giudice will be deported back to Italy following the completion of his 41-month prison sentence, according to Melissa Gorga. Joe's legal team has since filed an appeal in that decision, and they are awaiting word on what's next for The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband.
“It’s not 100 percent set in stone yet,” Melissa said on Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “There’s four little girls that are involved here that honestly want their daddy and really need their daddy. So do we want Joe to come home, and have everything go back to normal? Yes. I think he’s learned his lesson and I hope to God he comes home."
Joe is currently serving 41 months for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud at Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood in Pennsylvania. His sentence began in March 2016 at the FCI in Fort Dix, New Jersey and he was transferred at the end of 2017 to the Pennsylvania location.
Back in October, Teresa shared how her four daughters, Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana, are coping in the wake of this legal news regarding their father. "It's been a lot for [them] to take this all in," she told Entertainment Tonight at the time. "It's sad for the children because they're innocent in all of this, and they're probably thinking, 'Why is this happening?' They're smart, so they get it. Like, 'OK, you made a mistake. He's doing what he has to do. Then now why isn't my dad coming home?'"
It was a sentiment that Aunt Melissa mirrored on WWHL this week. “The girls are suffering 100 percent, so it’s not over yet and everybody’s being strong and they're fighting right now," she said. "The girls, when I tell you need their dad right now, they really do."
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