Joe Giudice maybe living in Italy at the moment, but the disgraced ex-reality star still have something to say to his family in America.
For the first time since Giudice was released from ICE custody, as long as he relocated to Italy, the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star has spoken out.
“You just gotta look forward and never look back,” said the 47-year old in a video released on Monday by Bravo.
He then continued, adding of his unusual situation:
“Life, it’s always better to look through the windshield and not through the rear view mirror." Deep stuff.
"It’s a much bigger picture when you’re looking through the windshield. But at the end of the day, people make mistakes."
"Nobody’s perfect,” Joe added.
Ah, yes, the nobody's perfect defense. Always a classic.
For the record, no one has ever said that Joe Giudice was perfect or had to conduct himself in some saintly manner.
The only real expectation set for him - in this ongoing contest - was that he and his wife would NOT lie to the government and commit financial fraud and then confess to their illegal behavior and then get sentenced to many months in prison.
Apparently, however, that was asking too much.
Because, as you likely know by now, Joe recently completed a 41-month stint behind bars for those very crimes.
He was then sentenced by a judge to be deported because he commited a felony without being a citizen of the United States.
Giudice has appealed this decision on numerous occasions and is now waiting the official response to his final appeal.
But he must do it while living in his native country, the legal system has decreed, prompting rumors that he and Teresa Giudice will be getting divorced any week now.
Both sides have made it pretty clear the marriage is over.
Joe, who shares four daughters - Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10 - with Teresa, added in this video that he’s “learned a valuable lesson” amid his deportation appeal.
“I’ve learned a valuable lesson from all this and I know my family is the most important thing to me, but it’s better that I’m out here than in there,” he concluded, ending with this message to his family:
“I just want to let you know that I love you and I’m always here for you. You know that.”
Moreover, Joe will actually be there with Teresa on Sunday night.
This veteran reality star announced yesterday that she and Joe will sit down with Andy Cohen for a special Bravo episode airing this upcoming Sunday.
“Joe and I will be sitting down with @Andy to discuss everything that has been happening with us and our family the past few months,” Tweeted Teresa.
“Tune in to a special ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey Special Event: Joe and Teresa Unlocked’ airing Sunday at 8PM on @bravotv #RHONJ.”
Good to see Bravo is giving as much air time as possible to a pair of self-centered, entitled, awful ex-convicts.
To reiterate, Joe and Teresa both pleaded guilty in 2016 to counts of mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud.
Although Joe has lived in the United States since he was a kid, he never obtained American citizenship -- and immigrants can be deported if they are convicted of “a crime of moral turpitude” or an “aggravated felony,” according to U.S. law.
Earlier this month, he was released from ICE custody and flew to Rome, where he has been spending time with family and FaceTiming his children.
“We are still fighting and it is his desire to return home to the United States to be reunited with his family,” his lawyer James J. Leonard Jr. said in a statement to People Magazine.