If a picture is truly worth 1,000 words, then the collection of pictures below scream out one thing and one thing only:
The Giudices are one big happy family!!!!
As previously detailed, Teresa and her four daughters have touched down in Italy, reuniting overseas with husband/father Joe, who has been banished to his native country while he waits to find out if he'll be deported forever from the United States.
The odds are heavily in favor of this ruling.
This would mean Joe will never live in the United States again -- as a consequence of him commiting a felony while residing here as a foreign citizen -- and it would seemingly mean he'll get divorced from Teresa.
So keep that in mind while you toggle through the following images.
And also keep another saying in mind, one that seems especially apt as you look at all these smiling faces: Looks can be deceiving.
Soaking Up the Italian Sun
We can't say we love the Giudices very much. But this is a rather gorgeous photo of everyone, even their harshest critics must admit.
Out with His Daughters
Wrote Joe of this photo: "had the best night with my girls. so happy you guys are here my heart is filled.. audriana was too tired."
"My buddy." That's what Joe wrote as a caption to this sweet and simple photo of him and his teenage daughter.
Important Daddy-Daughter Time
We make a lot of fun of Joe -- because he seems like an entitled jerk who absolutely broke the law and only seems to regret getting caught. But we are happy for his daughters, that they got a chance to see their dad in Italty.
This was the first photo of the trip to Italy shared online, the one that initially made all the Internet rounds.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star shared this photo of her and Joe's daughter, Milania, looking eerily similar. We just hope she and Joe keep her and her sisters' best interests in mind at all times.
Gabriella snapped this photo of sisters Gia and Milania. It is pretty cool they got to see a beautiful country such as Italy, just a shame it came under these circumstances.
Let's keep it real: Teresa and her kids will almost definitely be eating meals without Joe in their lives every single night once they go back to Jersey.
But They Might Never Eat This Well Again
Dig in, Milania! Enjoy some real Italian grub.
The Marital Future Does Not Look Bright
When Andy Cohen asked Joe -- during a recent Bravo TV special -- if he thought Teresa was faithful to him while he was behind bars, he replied, “I don’t think she was.” And when photos of Teresa and and a younger man from late last year were mentioned, Joe seemed surprised, saying, “I didn’t know you were on a beach with him."
Can This Marriage Really Last?
Teresa has already said she's done if/when Joe gets deported. "I mean, listen, I don't like that she said that, and I don't like that she took a photo with another man. I've asked her about the guy. She says he's a friend," Joe told Cohen when asked about this remark.
The Couple Seems Resigned to Its Fate
"As long as she's happy, that's all that really matters," Joe also told Andy, regarding the dreaded D-word and filing. "I'm not gonna 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."
Both Teresa and Joe shot down talk of Teresa and the couple's four kids relocating to Italy. “I want to wake up with someone every single day and go to sleep with them,” Teresa said, adding that the children don’t want to move to Italy. “They’ve been through enough."
The Obvious End of the Line
Teresa said in this same interview that their three oldest daughters are aware that their parents may call it quits. “I think they get it. I don’t think they want to see it happen, obviously, but I think they understand,” she said. “The way I explained it to them, how are we going to live apart? I don’t think he would be faithful, I don’t. I think he would have someone there and I would be here. I don’t want to live life like that."
But, Hey, They'll Always Have This Italy Trip
And it ought to be noted: Not a single photo of just Joe and Teresa together during this awkward vacation.