Things have been better for Teresa Giudice. She served her time in prison. Her husband is now serving his sentence.
Also, The Real Housewives of New Jersey may be facing cancellation ... and some say that she's a big part of what is tanking the brand.
To make matters worse, she's reportedly terrified that Joe will get out of prison only to be deported. If he is, will she go with him?
Bankruptcy is no fun, but bankruptcy fraud is worse. At least, that's what our court system says.
They sentenced both Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe Giudice, to prison. For the sake of the children, the court very wisely allowed Teresa to serve her (shorter) sentence first, followed by her husband.
If you can't do the time, don't do the crime, or so they say. But it turns out that the prison sentences may just be the start of the Giudice family's troubles.
RadarOnline reports that Teresa Giudice fears that Joe will be sent to Italy, because he's not actually an American citizen.
"Teresa is terrified Joe will be deported upon his release in less than two years."
Growing up, many of us always assumed that marrying an American citizen granted automatic citizenship unless the union was found to be fraudulent. The reality is much more complex.
Apparently, any sense of peace that the public has perceived from Teresa has been a facade.
"She’s keeping good attitude in public and good happy face."
Happy isn't really the mood that a lot of people associate with the infamous table-flipping Housewife, but ... sure.
"But lawyers have told her it’s not an easy task to win because of the felony charge -- something he knew when the accepted plea deal."
Basically, they're going to have an immigration fight on their hands when he finishes his sentence.
Meanwhile, Joe reportedly has some fears of his own.
"Joe is terrified that she and the kids won’t come with him if he’s deported."
Anybody else's first thought: Well why would they?
Teresa's joked about Italy being beautiful anyway (it really is), but vacationing somewhere is very different from living in a different culture, immersed in another language.
Besides, Teresa might not exactly be motivated to pack up her entire life for Joe.
"Teresa said she still hasn’t forgiven him for this whole mess!"
The fact of the matter is that no relationship lasts forever. You either break up or you die.
And there have been some indicators, including cheating rumors, that suggest that Teresa and Joe's union won't end in death.
"Teresa and Joe’s marriage is not as it once was. They’re both changed people."
That happens over time. Especially when something dramatic, like both serving prison time, happens.
“Both of them have grown so if he must go Teresa doesn’t think she’s going with him. At least not how she feels today."
Honestly, Teresa has to think of more than just herself.
Together, the couple has four children: Gia, Gabriella, Milania (an awkward name to have these days), and Audriana.
Does she really want her children to live in Italy? Or does she want for them to live their birthright as American citizens?
Joe might have to go to Italy, but he doesn't need to drag his children there with him.