The Giudice family is rallying against Joe’s impending deportation and asking their fans for support.
Teresa is still making time to do Real Housewives events — it’s part of her job, after all.
At a recent gathering, she asked fans in the audience to keep her family in their prayers as they fight to stay together.
Teresa Giudice took part in the East Coast Vs. West Coast Real Housewives Brunch at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Us Weekly reports that, while she was there, she used her platform to ask for emotional support from the audience.
"Teresa said to please pray for me and my family," an eyewitness reveals.
The eyewitness adds: "She really hopes Joe is out of jail to see [their daughter] Gia graduate."
Additionally, "She said she cannot wait to see the light at the end of the tunnel."
Not everything that Teresa discussed was as upsetting as a family being torn apart.
According to the eyewitness, Teresa "was in really good spirits and made the crowd laugh several times."
"She explained that Dina [Manzo] and Jacqueline [Laurita] were asked to recommend beautiful women for the show," the eyewitness reports.
"Dina recommended Teresa," she shared.
The eyewitness then reveals: "Teresa said she does not know why Caroline [Manzo] did the show."
"And," the eyewitness shares. "There was a joke about if Teresa did the show, her husband would go to jail."
That prophecy has been fulfilled, then.
As far as doing the show, "she said she f–ken shouldn’t have."
"She said it is Jacqueline’s fault for her doing the show," the eyewitness adds.
"Teresa said she suckered Joe into doing the show," the report says.
The eyewitness continues: "and now that he is away, he has watched himself and says he was an a–hole."
Apparently Gia and her mom have been looking at universities, but Teresa is strongly encouraging for her to stay close to home.
"Teresa said she is sick of driving far," the eyewitness reports. "So is pushing for her to go to Rutgers."
"She said she drives too much," the report continues. "From dropping off and picking up kids and going to see Joe, she is sick of driving."
Teresa also dished on her 17-year-old daughter’s academic performance, which is … a hell of a thing to do.
"She said Gia struggles in school," the eyewitness says. "And has tutors and she is tired of paying for them."
The eyewitness reports: "She said she gets good grades, but she is not a genius like her middle daughter, who gets straight As and is the smart one."
Teresa addressed other topics, beyond comparing the relative academic performances and intelligences of her children.
Specifically, Teresa had some not-so-kind words regarding her feud with Caroline, Jacqueline, and Kathy Wakile Opens a New Window. .
"She said she is sad she let them into her house, to be betrayed by them,” the eyewtiness reports.
“Fame and money will do that to family," the eyewitness characterizes of Teresa’s words.
"She said," the report concludes. "You never go against family."
Teresa and Joe have four daughters. Gia is 17, Gabriella is 14, Milania is 12, and Audriana is 9.
For them to lose their father to deportation — a horror that is sadly all too common these days — is nothing short of tragic.
While Teresa and Joe aren’t perfect (fraud convictions and table-flipping are only the tip of that iceberg), they love their children.
(Even if Teresa openly gossips about Gia and also doesn’t seem to understand that academic performance isn’t synonymous with intelligence)
Seeing this family put on a brave face while getting torn apart is heartbreaking.