The Giudice family has been playing the waiting game for over a year now with U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Joe Giudice's deportation.
The husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice was released from prison after spending the last 41 months behind bars, according to Newsweek.
However, the father of four did not get a sweet return home.
Joe Giudice, a native Italian, was transferred directly into ICE custody upon his discharge from prison last Thursday, March 14.
His brother-in-law, Joe Gorga, said Teresa has been having an extremely rough time with the reality of her husband's very soon exile to Italy.
The husband of RHONJ star Melissa Gorga gave fans an update on his sister's well-being in an interview with Us Weekly on Monday.
"It's very, very hard. You see, she puts up a good, strong front. She has to," Gorga said.
"She has to raise her children by herself, so she has to be strong. She can't be weak," he continued.
"You know, you see this tough girl [on the show] all the time but she's weak."
Adding that Teresa has been trying to keep herself occupied despite her husband's confusing and extended legality issues.
"She's constantly going out because when she's home, she has no one to hold," Teresa's brother explained.
"No one's around. [Her] kids, they're in activities and they want to be with their friends. You know, she's a mess."
And while the outcome of Joe's residency in America is not looking too promising, the family is still holding on to hope that Giudice's deportation appeal will be approved by a judge.
If he's sent back to his native country, Giudice's daughters - Gia, 18, Gabriella, 14, Milania, 13, and 9-year-old Audriana Giudice - will likely just visit with their father during vacations.
Teresa Giudice has previously said she has no intention of moving to Italy should her husband be deported and has mentioned that she is "not doing a long-distance relationship" to RHONJ season 9 reunion host Andy Cohen.
"I want somebody with me every day," she said. "I know exactly what happens."
"You know, I'm sure he'll be with other women. It happens. We do the long-distance thing, it's not going to work."
And although Teresa is legally still married to her husband and has yet to file for divorce, the 46-year-old was recently spotted in Florida with New Jersey realtor Blake Schreck back in February.
The getaway, of course, sparked major buzz that Teresa has potentially already moved on.
Joe Giudice filed an appeal arguing against his deportation order back in November of 2018, just a month after Immigration Judge John Ellington delivered a ruling for the reality star to return to Italy upon completion of his prison sentence.
Giudice has been serving jail time for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud that began in March 2016.
His wife was also imprisoned for 11 months back in 2015 in connection to the crime, however, the couple was able to serve time consecutively so that one parent could be home for their children.
Joe Giudice has recently been released and according to his lawyer James Leonard he is "optimistic that once his appeal is heard, he will receive the appropriate relief and will be able to come home and remain there with his family."
However, he could remain in ICE custody for up to a year while he awaits the decision regarding his future.
In the meantime, we will not be holding our breath, as this process has already gone on for far too long.
Instead, we are fully prepared to wave goodbye to Joe Giudice any day now!