Joe Giudice just received some extremely bad news.
And we're not even talking about the rumor that his wife has been cheating on him for months.
According to Radar Online, Joe will be released from prison in March after spending many months behind bars for his role in a bankruptcy fraud scheme.
But he won't really be a free man at that time.
As previously reported, Giudice was sentenced to deportation back in October, as a judge determined that he broke federal law as a non-U.S. citizen and, therefore, must be sent back to his native country of Italy.
Yes, it's true:
Joe Giudice moved to America a a young boy, but never became a citizen. Oops!
Now, with the end of his prison sentence on the horizon, an insider tells Radar that Joe will go straight from the clink into the cutody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, better known as ICE.
“ICE expects the Bureau of Prisons Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution to honor our detainer, and Mr. Guidice will be taken into ICE custody,” an official tells this celebrity gossip site.
Joe does still have some reason to maintain hope, however.
His legal team has filed an appeal of his deportation and it's possible a different court will reverse the judge's ruling from this fall.
But it isn't likely.
If the decision holds, and if Joe is indeed taken in by ICE as soon as he's released from jail, there won't be any time for him to return to New Jersey or really see his family.
He'll simply be off to Italy.
During his October court hearing, Joe begged the judge to allow him to stay in the United States.
“I’ve been here my whole life, I wouldn’t know what to do in any other country,” he told the judge via teleconference. “I want to stay here.”
Alas, this plea fell on deaf ears.
“I get no joy in telling a family this news,” the judge replied. “Mr. Giudice, no matter how this turns out, I wish you the best. I decided this case as a matter of law."
Throughout this personal hardship, Teresa Giudice has not exactly remained by her husband's side.
She was spotted holding hands two weeks ago with some dude named Blake Schreck and insiders have said she's already met with a divorce lawyer.
The estranged couple has four kids together and we actually do feel badly for them.
Teresa and Joe may suck a whole lot, but these daughters are about to be without their dad. He's about to be sent to live in a whole other country.