Teresa Giudice Celebrates 15th Anniversary With “Love Of My Life” Joe Amid Looming Prison Sentences — SEE PHOTO HERE
Teresa and Joe Giudice appeared to happily celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary on Saturday, despite their looming prison sentences. In fact, looking at the picture Teresa posted on Instagram, one would never think this is a couple about to be behind bars.
In the snapshot, Teresa and Joe are both smiling in a restaurant as she leans into him, and he places his arm around her back. Teresa wrote in the caption, “Celebrated our 15 yr Anniversary 10/23/99 With the Love of my Life.” The celebratory outing gave no hint to the fact that just three weeks ago, the Giudices were sentenced to prison for bankruptcy and mortgage fraud.
As Gossip Cop reported at the time, Teresa was ordered to serve 15 months, while Joe was given 41 months. She will report first, and is expected to surrender in January. When she completes her sentence, Joe will turn himself in to fulfill his. After his release, he may face deportation to his native Italy. The staggered sentences are meant to ensure care for their four young daughters.
Teresa will serve her time at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in Connecticut, the same prison that inspired “Orange Is The New Black.” Her lawyer has requested that she serve most of her time in a halfway house instead, but the judge in the case said she will recommend against it. It will ultimately be up to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to determine how much time Teresa spends in the facility versus a halfway house. She has already paid back nearly half of the $414,888 she and Joe owe in restitution.
Since the sentencing, multiples reports have claimed the Giudices’ marriage is falling apart, with outlets speculating Teresa will eventually leave Joe. She downplayed the rumors during a recent appearance on “Watch What Happens Live,” and the pair declared their love for each other.
Check out the full anniversary photo below.