Joe mentioned the news in a video on Instagram on November 23 while giving a tour of his new apartment. After giving fans a glimpse at his bedroom, office, kitchen, bathroom, and living room, Joe showed the view from the balcony of his apartment. "Go to the gym, go eat, and that's my Saturday afternoon. I start work next week. I'm very excited. Life is good," he said. "I wish I was home, but this is better than where I was."
He didn't give any specific details on what sort of line of work he will be getting into in Italy. However, in another video posted on Instagram on November 24 showing off the nut trees at a winery in Avellino, Joe said, "Beautiful country. Looking to do some business."
One reason Joe, who previously worked in construction, requested to be released from ICE custody and await a final decision in his ongoing deportation case in his native Italy was so that he could "begin working and contributing financially to his wife and four young children, something that he has repeatedly stated he intends to do upon his release from custody," Giudice family attorney James J. Leonard Jr. certified in a document after Joe's lawyer's filed his petition to be sent to Italy.
During his time in federal prison, Joe received his high school diploma, in addition to taking computer courses and doing programming, he shared during his and wife Teresa Giudice's interview with Andy Cohen in October. He also said that he was in talks with a fellow inmate to launch a sports picking business after their release. "We pick the teams. We don't take the bets. You do your own betting," he explained the business to Andy. "There's a lot of guys out there that do that."
Joe also confirmed the rumors that he was interested in pursuing a career as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter during his interview with Andy (check out the exclusive video, above). "I've done that my whole life," he said. "I have a lot of aggression in me. I would love to just do it just to go in and fight somebody just because I just want to fight somebody, you know? I don't even care about the money or whatever. I just want to go in and do something like that."
He added that he would be looking into MMA schools in Italy and shared that he had been teaching moves to other men in prison. Joe has been keeping fans up to date on his fitness regimen since his release, sharing videos of his workouts on Instagram.
Teresa and her four daughters (Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10) visited Joe in Italy for the first time since his release from ICE custody earlier this month. She confirmed during her November 20 appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that her children will be seeing their father again over Christmas. However, Teresa said she will not be joining them on that trip because of her own work commitments. Instead, she said she plans on seeing Joe again in the summer when her kids are off from school.
Teresa opens up more about her future plans to see Joe, below.
Photo: Joe Giudice/Instagram
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