Will ‘Real Housewives’ Star Teresa Giudice’s Kids Move to Italy If Their Father Gets Deported?

Teresa Giudice’s life has been a whirlwind for the past couple of years. She spent time in jail, and now her husband is currently serving his sentence. However, he is set to be released this year, and a judge has ordered his deportation. But what will happen with Teresa’s kids?

Teresa Giudice with her four daughters | Teresa Giudice via Instagram

Teresa and Joe Giudice were convicted of several crimes back in 2013

The couple’s financial problems date all the way back to 2009, when they built a massive mansion in Montville Township, New Jersey. The two filed for bankruptcy in 2009 but withdrew their petition in 2010. But in 2013, the two were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, including wire fraud, mail fraud, and bankruptcy fraud. The two reportedly lied on loan applications, too. In 2014, both were convicted on several counts of fraud and each sentenced to prison time.

Teresa served her sentence first, and Joe has been serving his for nearly three years

The judge allowed the couple to serve staggered prison sentences. The general assumption was that the two both had to go to prison, but they could do it at different times so one of them would be able to care for their four young daughters. Teresa served her sentence first; it was set to be 15 months. However, she proved remorseful of her actions and behaved well during her sentence, so she was released after only 11 months. She was released in December 2015, just in time to spend the holidays with her family. In early 2016, Joe’s sentence began. Since then, Teresa and the girls have been traveling out to Pennsylvania to see him whenever they get a chance.

A judge ordered Joe’s deportation following his release later this year

In October 2018, Joe Giudice had a hearing to learn whether or not he would be deported. Joe is originally from Italy and moved here before he turned two. The judge ruled that Joe would be deported as soon as his sentence ends in August. Teresa said that her husband and daughters were very upset by the news. They submitted paper work to appeal the deportation; now, it’s a waiting game.

Melissa Gorga, Teresa’s sister-in-law, said she doesn’t believe Teresa will move to Italy

Melissa Gorga, the sister-in-law of Teresa and a co-star on Real Housewives of New Jersey, told Us Weekly that she doesn’t think Teresa will move to Italy if Joe ends up being deported. Teresa was born in the U.S., and this is where her home has always been (as well as her daughters’ home), so it makes sense that she wouldn’t want to uproot her life and leave. However, Melissa Gorga said time will tell and the family doesn’t know what will happen yet.

Sources say the couple’s four daughters will continue living with Teresa in the United States

If Teresa stays in the United States, it will likely be to try and keep her daughters’ lives as normal as possible. According to reports, a source close to the Bravo star says she plans on keeping the girls if Joe does end up being sent back to Italy. And the girls reportedly do not want to move to Italy. Who can blame them? All four were born and raised in the United States and none of them have even finished their schooling yet. However, how the family will keep up a relationship with Joe living so far away has yet to be determined. There is still time for Joe’s appeal to be decided in his favor, so the family can’t plan too far ahead yet. But if Joe does end up being deported, it doesn’t look like his daughters will follow him to Europe.

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