Entertainment Joe Giudice Says It Was ‘Painful’ Watching Real Housewives of New Jersey from Prison
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Joe Giudice Is ‘Much Happier’ After ICE Release: SourceOn Friday, PEOPLE confirmed that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 47, was released from ICE custody and flew to Italy, where he will continue to appeal his deportation order.
viewers may have been fascinated to see what ‘s life was like while her husband, served out his 41-month prison sentence, but the father of four reveals he found it hard to watch the Bravo show from behind bars.
On Monday, a never-before-seen clip fromwas sent to subscribers, in which Joe opened up about how difficult it was to see his family live out their lives on the reality show without him.
Joe Giudice Speaks Out For the First Time Since Leaving For Italy
"At the end of the day, people make mistakes," the reality star said in a video posted on Bravo's The Daily Dish. "Nobody's perfect."The Real Housewives of New Jersey star spoke out for the first time since he was released from U.S. ICE custody and flown to his native Italy on October 11. "You just gotta look forward," he began a video message posted on Bravo's The Daily Dish, "And never look back.
“It was actually painful to watch on television,” Joe, 49, admitted. “It was actually sad.”
Joe then said that one RHONJ episode from March 2016 — which showed the day he first went to prison, leaving his wife Teresa, 47, and their daughters Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10, behind — was particularly difficult for him to watch.
“I saw the one episode where my daughter was waving through the window while I was leaving to go to Fort Dix [Federal Correctional Institution],” Joe recalled. “And that was gut-wrenching to watch that.”
Joe would spend the next three years in incarceration, first at Fort Dix and then at FCI Allenwood, a low-security prison in Allenwood, Pennsylvania.
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Will Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice Get Divorced?“I want the best for him. I want him to happy and I want him to be successful. But I don’t know if we could stay together, him living across the country,” Teresa, 47, said during the Watch What Happens Live special.
Throughout his time there, he would sometimes tune into RHONJ and — on occasion — Teresa’s appearances on.
“I did see yous a couple of times [on WWHL],” Joe said in the interview. “When I was in Fort Dix, the first federal prison, there was this one guy Jack [who] loved Bravo. So he always had the Bravo channel on. When I got to the other prison, which was Allenwood, there wasn’t anybody who had that channel on too much. It was only on once in a while so I was able to catch clips here and there, but not as much as the first.”
“I would watch a little bit here and there,” he continued. “I didn’t watch it that much, but I would watch certain things here and there. I more read magazines and stuff like that.”
Joe was sent to prison for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud after
Andy Cohen Says He Doesn't Feel Guilty About Joe and Teresa Giudice's Legal Fate After RHONJ
Andy Cohen Doesn't Feel Guilt About Joe and Teresa GiudiceCohen, 51, opened up about his sit-down interview with the Real Housewives of New Jersey couple following Joe’s release from prison on Sunday, saying he doesn’t feel any “guilt” about the reality show potentially putting a spotlight on their lives.
This past March, Joeand transferred to the custody of ICE at the Clinton County Correctional Center in Pennsylvania, where he remained until last month when he moved to Salerno, Italy to await the final ruling in his deportation appeal.
As Teresa explained on Wednesday’s RHONJ premiere, Joe was born in Italy and lived there for a year before his parents relocated to America.and per U.S. law, immigrants can be deported if they are convicted of “a crime of moral turpitude” or an “aggravated felony.”
last October. So far, Joe has appealed twice and has been denied both times. A final ruling is expected this month.
Since his sit-down with Cohen,, where he’s given fans a glimpse into his life in Italy.
Over the weekend, he reunited with Teresa and their four kids for the first time since his release. The family spent four days together touring parts of Italy, documenting their happy family memories on social media.
Bravo cameras also captured the trip for an upcoming special.
‘Lots of Tears!’ Teresa Giudice Details Reuniting With Husband Joe in Italy
‘Lots of Tears!’ Teresa Giudice Details Reuniting With Husband Joe in Italy“We had the best time ever. It was so good,” the 47-year-old Real Housewives of New Jersey star said in a sneak peek of herGood Morning America interview set to air on Thursday, November 14. “He said he cried after we left. He cried the whole day, he said. Missing his daughters. He was so sad.
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Joe Giudice Is Ready for Christmas in Italy With His Daughters .
Joe Giudice Is Ready for Christmas in Italy With His Daughters“Can’t wait till my girls come back to show them Salerno during Christmas …” Giudice, 47, wrote on Instagram on Thursday, November 21.
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