Joe Giudice Starts Prison Sentence
Joe Giudice started his 41-month prison sentence on Wednesday.
The controversial reality star was photographed saying goodbye to wife Teresa Giudice outside their New Jersey home before traveling to prison. Cameras for “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” were on hand to capture the moment. Joe was then driven to the Fort Dix Federal Correction Institute.
Joe is expected to spend the next three years behind bars, his punishment for bankruptcy and mortgage fraud. After he completes the sentence, he could face deportation. Both he and his wife have said they will address that issue if and when it happens.
Teresa herself was released from a Connecticut correctional facility in December, after serving nearly a year in prison. She was then on house arrest, but the home confinement ended in early February. Now, in a role reversal, she will be the sole caregiver for their four children, just as Joe was when she was imprisoned.
Last week, Gossip Cop exclusively debunked a Life & Style cover story that falsely said Teresa was expecting her fifth child, and planned to focus on the pregnancy while Joe is locked up. She is not pregnant, but “Real Housewives” will be documenting her time without Joe for its upcoming season. The couple is pictured above earlier this month.