Joe Giudice Reports to Prison, Gets Snubbed By Bravo

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At some point today, Joe Giudice will turn himself over to authorities to begin serving a 41-month sentence on bankruptcy fraud charges.

Joe & Teresa Giudice Image

Teresa shared the above photo on Instagram this morning, with a caption reading, "The love of my life."

It's unclear when the pic was taken, but we know that Teresa threw Joe a going-away party on Monday night.

Naturally Bravo cameras have been on hand to capture Joe's final days as a free man, and TMZ reports that they'll film Joe walking through the gates of Fort Dix Correctional Institution, but there won't be a three-part special about Joe's life behind bars like there was for Teresa.

Sources say the Giudices tried to work out a lucrative arrangement, but the network wasn't interested.

The footage that has been shot will be featured in the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but that won't air for several months.

Apparently there wouldn't have been much drama anyway, as Joe is reportedly handling the whole situation like a champ:

"It's not a big deal," he told People magazine in a recent interview. "They tell me that the low security and the camp there are almost the same so it's no big deal." 

Joe's drinking problem has been well-publicized in recent months, and he adds that prison will provide him with a much-needed chance to get sober:

"I'm looking at it like rehabilitation for me," he said. "I am not going to be able to drink for a while which is good because I don't even know when it's been since I haven't had a drink.

"It's been a long time. Definitely the whole year I definitely drank every day a couple bottles at night just to go to bed."

Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online to see the Giudices in happier times, and watch it again in late 2019 to see ripped, sober Joe arrive back on the scene!

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