Reunited… and it feels so good?
We can’t say for certain.
But it looks pretty darn good at least.
On Thursday, November 7, Teresa Giudice‘s oldest daughter, 18-year old Gia, shared a photo from her and her sisters’ wildly-anticipated reunion with their dad, Joe Giudice, in Italy.
As you very likely know by now, considering you’re reading this piece of celebrity gossip content, Joe has been living abroad as he awaits the ruling on his final deportation appeal.
The former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member was sentenced to deportation about a year ago, close to the end of his stint in prison for bankruptcy fraud.
The above snapshot marks the first time Joe has been with his entire family since his release from both jail and ICE custody.
"We’re back," wrote Gia as a caption to the family photo, which includes siblings Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10.
Off to the side, you can also see Teresa Giudice, who had previously said the future of her marriage was dependent on this visit to see Joe.
Back on Octobere 27, Joe appeared in his first television interview since he was sent to the clink in March of 2016, spaeking via satellite with Teresa in a Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen special.
During this interview, both Teresa and Joe told Cohen they’re at a major crossroads with their marriage — and would not be making any decisions until they spent some time together in person.
They claimed they hadn’t seen in each in almost four years.
“I’m waiting until I get there to see if I feel differently,” Teresa said on air. “I just feel like when you live apart. … He says the same thing, when he sees me, he may not want this either. We’ll know when we see each other.”
Welp. Now they’ve seen each other.
So we’ll keep checking the Internet every hour going forward until we read about the inevitable divorce announcement.
Both husband and wife have maintained that they still love each other, but they’ve also leveled accusations of infidelity at each other.
Teresa also reiterated that she would have no choice but to divorce Joe if he is, indeed, deported.
“I want to wake up with someone every single day,” Teresa said, alleging that her kids are on board.
“I think they get it. I don’t think they want to see it happen, obviously, but I think they understand. Because the way I explained it to them, how are we going to live apart?
"I don’t think he would be faithful. I think he would have someone there and have me here. I just don’t want to live that life.”
Where does Joe stand on this topic?
“If we stay together, we stay together, if we don’t, we don’t,” he said, sounding totally committed and in love.
“It’s a conversation, we’ll see. …
"As long as she’s happy, that’s all that really matters. I’m not going to tell her what to do. If she doesn’t feel like she wants to be with me anymore, then that’s the thing to do.”