Joe Giudice is just weeks away from starting his 41-month prison sentence on March 23 in connection with conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges. And now his wife, The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice, is preparing to say goodbye as best as she can. "I'm going to miss sleeping with him at night and cuddling with him," Teresa told Entertainment Tonight. "I'm going to miss the passion, and I can't say any more than that."
The couple was reunited back in December after Teresa was released following an spent 11-month term at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn. Joe will serve his own sentence at FCI Fort Dix in New Jersey, the same facility that Phaedra Parks' estranged husband, Apollo Nida, is currently serving time in. And, as he told ET, he hopes that at least something good can come out of his time away. "I haven't stopped drinking in I don't know how long, so I could definitely use it just for that, you know?" Joe said. "[It's] probably going to be a good thing for me, health-wise anyway." When Joe does leave prison, he could face a possible deportation back to Italy in connection with the charges, but he's not focused on that at the moment. "Anything can happen, you know?" he said. "There is nothing in life that is certain. We will deal with that when I get out."
The couple's four daughters are also very much aware of Joe's upcoming prison term. "They go on computers, they know everything. I mean my daughter Milania tells me, 'You're going away for a lot more months than mommy,'" he said.
While Joe's post-prison future remains uncertain, he does have an idea of how he sees his life in the next five years. "Home, with our gates closed," he said, adding that there will be "no cameras."
Teresa and the RHONJ crew will be back later this year. Check out a preview above, and check out the Giudices through the years, below.