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Melissa Gorga on Joe Giudice's Deportation Ruling: "It's Hard to Even Talk About"

The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom shared how she's standing by her family during this difficult time.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga may be reigniting their drama this season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but these sisters-in-law will always be there for each other during a time of need. That moment is now for Teresa, who is currently waiting to find out the fate of her husband, Joe Giudice, after appealing a judge's ruling that he is to be deported back to Italy following the completion of his 41-month prison sentence in spring 2019.

Melissa shared how she has been showing her support for Teresa during a recent interview with Cosmopolitan. "I told her, ‘I know you don’t like to talk about these things, but you know I’m here’," she said. "It’s a very personal thing. It’s very hard when it involves kids. It’s hard to even talk about, so we’re all praying and hope that it turns around. We’re all just here trying to help and figure out what’s next."

Teresa and Melissa's fellow New Jersey Housewife Margaret Josephs was also devastated by this ruling. She called it "the most upsetting news" in the history of RHONJ during an interview with The Daily Dish last week. "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."

During her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Wednesday, November 7, which you can view above, Teresa said that she was "shocked" by the deportation ruling, and the couple's four daughters (Gia, 17, Gabriella, 14, Milania, 12, and Audriana, 9) were "very upset" by the news. Teresa also confirmed that the paperwork for the appeal has been submitted, and they are now awaiting the court's decision.

Teresa previously confirmed to ET that RHONJ fans will not see her and her family deal with Joe's deportation ruling in the current season of the show, which premiered on Wednesday, November 7.

Watch a preview of an all-new episode of RHONJ coming up on Wednesday at 9/8c, below.

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