Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice paid a visit to the Italian Consulate in New York City ahead of her trip to Italy to visit husband Joe Giudice on Tuesday, November 5. The reality star and her four daughters are headed overseas this week to see Joe for the first time since his release from prison. Joe relocated to the country after he was released from ICE custody following his deportation appeal denial. Joe and Teresa have been waiting to make a final decision on whether or not to divorce until they see each other in person.
Teresa, 47, and daughters Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10, will fly to meet Joe, 47, in his new home. The family reunion will be captured on camera for an upcoming Bravo special. On Joe and Teresa Unlocked with Andy Cohen on October 27, the couple revealed that the future of their marriage was riding on this 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.
During the same sit-down, they both accused each other of being unfaithful while the other spent time behind bars. Teresa admitted that she couldn't see a future with Joe if he was not granted permission to return to the United States. The businessman is still fighting his deportation from abroad and a final ruling is expected sometime in November.
Teresa's father Giacinto Gorga recently visited his son-in-law in Italy, and Joe documented their time together on his new Instagram account.
Teresa's RHONJ costar Dolores Catania divulged that her pal was "anxious" over her upcoming face-to-face with Joe. “Teresa's doing OK. She's anxious to see him. She's going to Italy soon, and it's the first time she's going to see him, physically be able to hug him or touch him. That's gonna be very telling for the relationship. But she's made it clear she does not want a long distance relationship. So time will tell," Dolores told The Daily Dish on October 31.
The pair marked their 20th wedding anniversary on October 23, but Teresa made no mention of the milestone on social media, which fans took to be a strong sign they're headed for divorce.
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