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Teresa Giudice Shares How Joe Giudice Is Holding Up Following the Deportation Ruling

The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband is facing legal issues as he serves time in prison.

By Jocelyn Vena
Teresa Gets Ready to Visit Joe Giudice

With the news still fresh following a judge's ruling last month that Joe Giudice  will be deported to Italy following his prison sentence, Teresa Giudice  is offering an update on how her husband is handling the situation. “He’s very upset," she told PEOPLE, noting that her husband and their family are “taking it day by day” and doing “whatever we have to do.”

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Joe and his legal team have 30 days from the October 10 court date to appeal the judge's decision. And Teresa noted that they are definitely taking any and all steps. “And hopefully, you know we have two attorneys or even three I think right now, I think they’re bringing on a third one … and hopefully they’ll be able to appeal this and Joe will be able to come home," she said. “Whatever the attorneys tell me. Whatever they tell me, that’s what I do,” Teresa said. “You know, we’re going to fight this.”

Currently, Joe has less than 10 months left of his 41-month sentence. He's serving time for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud, a sentence which he began in March 2016 at FCI Fort Dix in New Jersey. In late 2017, Joe was transferred to FCI Allenwood in Pennsylvania.

Teresa and her daughters have been outspoken in their support for Joe. And this week, The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Margaret Josephs also showed her support for Joe.

"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 told The Daily Dish."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. 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."

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

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