It’s the moment the Giudice family has been waiting for — Teresa and her daughters finally reunited with Joe in Italy! The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, along with Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana, flew to Italy on November 5. This is the first time the girls have seen their father since he was released from prison in May.
The Rutgers University freshman shared a family selfie of her, her sisters and her parents. “We’re back,” Gia captioned the picture with a heart emoji. On their way to Italy, she shared pictures of the family waiting at John F. Kennedy Airport, along with a stunning aerial shot of Napoli, Italy.
Gia and her sisters had not seen Joe, 47, since his release from prison earlier this year. The ICE facility he stayed in was reportedly very restrictive with visitors. If his daughters traveled to Pennsylvania to visit him, the would have been restricted to talking to their father on a phone while separated by Plexiglass.
Teresa, 47, also took to Instagram to document part of their journey. She and Milania, 13, posed in a waiting area of JFK Airport. “Hope you tune in tonight,” she captioned the social media update. “Here’s to the next adventure!”
The Giudice family trip comes over a week since Juicy Joe appeared in his first television interview since he began his 41-month long prison sentence in 2016. He chatted via satellite with Teresa and Andy Cohen for a Watch What Happens Live broadcast. During the tell-all interview on October 27, the couple revealed that the future of their marriage was riding on their trip.
"I’m waiting until I get there to see if I feel differently. I just feel like when you live apart … He says the same thing, when he sees me, he may not want this either. We’ll know when we see each other," Teresa explained during the interview. "If we stay together, we stay together. If we don’t. We don’t. We’ll see," Joe added.
October 23 marked the couple’s 20th wedding anniversary. Teresa seemed to snub their marriage milestone, as she posted about working out and grabbing dinner with her friends on Instagram instead of her husband.
Joe returned to Italy on October 11, and is currently living in Sala Consilina as he awaits the final appeal of his highly publicized deportation ruling.
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