The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple are together again in Italy after he had to leave the U.S. for his native country amid his deportation drama.
Teresa and their four daughters have traveled to the county to visit former jailbird Joe, but it's not going smoothly.
"Teresa and Joe are arguing a lot, and won’t go near each other," a source claimed to Radar. "All of the photos of them together seem forced."
"The girls are very happy with their dad and love seeing him, but Teresa has a different attitude. Things are tense."
Joe's family is feting him in Italy, including his brother Peter, sister Maria, and mother. "The ladies both don't like how Teresa treated Joe during his prison stint and didn’t want to see her and blame her for all of Joe’s problems," the insider said.
This Thursday, November 7, on her Instagram Story, Gia Giudice shared various photos and videos of her and her family at New York’s JFK airport, getting ready to jet off to Rome, where Joe is currently living.
The Giudices flew to Milan before catching a local flight to Rome.
“See you soon daddy,” Gia, 18, captioned a shot of her getting off the plane in Milan. The teen also shared a boomerang before the flight, and a video of their airplane snacks.
Teresa, 47, also documented the occasion, sharing a photo in which she and daughter are seen wearing matching Gucci sweatshirts. “Here’s to the next adventure!” she wrote along with an Italian flag emoji.
Joe, 49, moved to Italy following his release from ICE custody and has showed off a slimmed-down new look. The former jailbird, who served 41-months in prison for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud, is still awaiting a decision on his deportation appeal ruling, and hopes to return to the United States with his family.
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Marriage On The Rocks
Teresa has denied all rumors of infidelity against her and has said she loves Joe “as a person,” but is unsure of what the future holds for them.
Happy To See Daddy
While Teresa and Joe's daughters were delighted to see their dad again, and they all happily posed together, the Giudices are living in different countries.
Barely A Family?
Teresa told Bravo host Andy Cohen before her trip to Italy, “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.”
Joe flaunted his new form with his family. First, in an Instagram photo posted by his brother Peter's wife Sheila, Joe looked noticeable slimmer after prison in front of a plate of food in Italy. Other social media photos followed.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Peter and Joe's mother were waiting in Italy for Joe and immediately reunited with him there. Joe joined Instagram to flaunt his family pictures.
Free At Last
Joe was housed in the miserable Clinton County Correctional Facility, an ICE Detention Center in Pennsylvania since March 2019, when he was released from prison. Italy has been good for him, but he's been separated from his family until their recent trip.
As Radar readers know, Joe was serving a 41-month sentence for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud. His girls have missed him, but Teresa has given mixed messages about their marriage.
A source told Radar that Teresa will be making lots of money for filming the Italian reunion with Joe for RHONJ.