It’s almost judgment day for Juicy Joe!
As you may have heard, Joe Giudice is currently being held in an ICE detention center where he awaits deportation to his native Italy.
Of course, Italy is only Joe’s homeland in the strictest sense of the word, as his family moved to the US while he was still a baby, and he never even learned to speak the language.
Giudice was released from prison in March after serving the bulk of a four-year sentence for tax evasion.
Unfortunately, he was immediately remanded to ICE custody where he’s been fighting for his right to stay remain Stateside ever since.
Joe has four daughters and elderly parents, all of whom he’ll largely lose contact with if he’s deported, so it’s a sad situation for everyone involved.
Well, perhaps we should say it’s a sad situation for almost everyone involved.
Joe’s wife and meal ticket, Teresa Giudice, says she plans to divorce him if he’s deported.
And in the interest of getting a jump on the single life, Teresa is already dating Blake Schreck, a 20-something businessman who is sadly of no relation to Mike Meyers’ Scottish-brogued ogre.
In other words, things are looking up for the embattled Real Housewives of New Jersey star.
Which is probably why she forgot to pretend to be upset while speaking with Entertainment Tonight at a recent event.
"I am doing good," she told ET at the Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center’s Eteral Beauty launch.
"My daughters are doing well. We’re hanging in there."
Elaborating on her daughters’ mindset, Teresa added:
"They are doing good, thank God. They are pretty amazing, Strong, young woman.
"I guess they get it from their mommy."
Yes, it wouldn’t be a Teresa Giudice interview if she didn’t take the time to talk about what an awesome badass she is.
Asked how she’s coping these days, Teresa replied:
"Just being with my daughters … It’s a tough time right now, so just being with my daughters [helps]."
So eventually she remembered that she’s supposed to be bummed.
At no point in the interview did she mention Joe by name, but she did confirm the rumors that her husband is newly ripped and looking to step into the octagon.
"Yes, it is true," Teresa said when asked about rumors that Joe is looking to enter the world of mixed martial arts, adding that "he does" have an MMA fighter body.
Tough gig for a 47-year-old, but hey, sounds like Joe might have found a way to earn a living in Italy without speaking the language!