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Margaret Josephs Says Joe Giudice's Deportation Ruling Is the "Most Upsetting News" in RHONJ History

Teresa Giudice will handle this difficult time "like the champ that she is," Margaret shared.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Teresa Giudice and her family aren't the only ones who have been dealt a blow following a judge's recent ruling that her husband, Joe Giudice, will be deported back to Italy following the completion of his 41-month prison sentence. The whole Real Housewives of New Jersey family has also been hit hard by the news. 

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Margaret Josephs described how gut-wrenching it was to hear about the ruling during an interview with The Daily Dish in New York City on Thursday. "Joe's deportation has been the most upsetting news by far, I think, that we've had in the history of [The Real Housewives of New Jersey], much worse than either of them going to jail," she said. 

Though Margaret is committed to showing her support for the Giudice family in any way she can, she also praised Teresa's continued resilience in the face of adversity. "I immediately had reached out to Teresa. She answered me right away. She is very, very strong. And I have said this, if anybody can hold it together, it's Teresa Giudice. She's gonna be strong for her daughters, she's gonna be strong for her family, and whatever the outcome is, if he is actually deported, she'll deal with it accordingly and hold her family together like she has all along," Margaret shared. "I mean, this is the most unfortunate news, and I'm devastated. It's heartbreaking, and it's the worst hand that you can be dealt. But she will handle it like the champ that she is."

Teresa told ET during an interview in October that they plan on appealing the judge's decision made in immigration court on October 10 in advance of the 30-day deadline. Joe has less than 10 months left of his sentence for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud, which he began in March 2016 at FCI Fort Dix in New Jersey. Joe was transferred to FCI Allenwood in Pennsylvania at the end of 2017. 

Teresa made it clear that she is committed to standing by her man and keeping her family together during this difficult time. "We're going to be a family, and we're going to fight this and get through this," she told ET. 

Teresa also confirmed to ET that we will not see her and her family deal with Joe's deportation ruling in the upcoming Season 9 of RHONJ.

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