Joe Giudice looks like a new man.
And Teresa's husband appears to have lost a lot of weight.
At the time, Teresa said Joe had slimmed down through a diet and exercise program behind bars.
Before that, no one had seen Joe since March 2016.
On Saturday, October 12, Gia did a screen shot of her FaceTime with her dad and put it on her Instagram Story.
Gia wrote over the smiling shot of Joe, "One of the happiest moments of my life! Love you so much daddy, so happy your sic free! See you soon."
She added two heart emojis.
Joe appears to be in a car or on a plane in the photo.
What is clear is that his face is unrecognizably thin after his long prison stint.
Joe, 47, was housed in the miserable Clinton County Correctional Facility, an ICE Detention Center in Pennsylvania since March 2019, when he was released from prison. As RadarOnline.com readers know, he was serving a 41-month sentence for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud.
An insider told RadarOnline.com that the deplorable incarceration conditions wore him out.
“They broke him in there," the spy said.
“Joe’s mother and brother Peter are already in Italy and are waiting for him there,” another insider told RadarOnline.com.
“He will be heading to Naples shortly, where there is a house waiting for him. His mother has been fixing up a house for him in preparation for his arrival.”
A judge signed off on Joe’s request to be released from ICE custody on October 3, and as RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, he was desperate to leave as soon as possible.
He was ordered to be deported in October 2018, since he was not a U.S. citizen when he committed the crimes.
Joe’s original request to make bail and go home to his wife and four daughters in New Jersey was denied last month, and that was the final straw after nearly a year of appealing his deportation.
Though he has vowed to continue his appeal from overseas, it’s unlikely he will ever be let back into the United States, a prominent immigration attorney told RadarOnline.com.