Things just keep getting worse for the Giudice clan.
First, Teresa Giudice went to prison and served nearly a full year on tax fraud charges.
After she was released, it was her husband's turn.
Joe Giudice is currently behind bars, as a judge allowed the Giudices to serve their sentences back-to-back for the sake of their kids.
No word yet on when he'll be released, but it's looking more and more like Joe -- who is not a US citizen -- will never again be a free man on American soil.
And now, it looks as though his wife is getting rich off the situation ...
The Giudices never seemed like a particularly happy couple, but the past few years have brought them to depths they never could've imagined previously.
The Giudices were both found guilty of felony tax fraud and sentenced to prison time in 2013. Teresa served 11 months of her 15-month sentence in 2015. Joe is currently doing 4 years behind bars.
Jail For Juicy Joe
The lengthy prison sentence might be a nightmare come true for Joe, but believe it or not, his situation may soon deteriorate even further.
Booted Back to the Boot
Joe was born in Italy and he never bothered to become an American citizen. Now that he's a convicted felon, he'll likely be sent back to his home country.
On the upside, the Giudices' sad story has revived interest in the long-running Real Housewives of New Jersey, and everyone is cashing in. Well, everyone except Joe ...
Crying All the Way to the Bank
According to Radar Online, Teresa has accepted a six-figure deal to allow Bravo to film a special centering around Joe's looming deportation.
“Teresa was offered big bucks to film a special about Joe’s deportation and she agreed to do it,” an insider tells Radar. It's big bucks, but only a drop in the bucket compared to the millions the Giudices still have to pay back to the government.
It's All Relative
“Half a million dollars to share the story on camera," the source shares. It's big bucks, but only a drop in the bucket compared to the millions the Giudices still have to pay back to the government.
What the Future Holds
While the appeals process is currently underway, those familiar with the situation say it's looking more and more like Joe will be deported.
ICE, ICE Baby
“Records show that an immigration judge ordered Mr. Giudice be removed from the United States on March 14, 2018,” a source tells Radar.
The Final Showdown
Joe is reportedly scheduled for a hearing next month, at which immigration officials will decided his fate.
If Teresa has her way, Bravo cameras will be on hand to document the event -- and she'll be well-compensated for participating.
“Teresa will do anything for the money," says the insider. "She never stops thinking about taking care of her girls and she agreed to this so that they would have money for college."
"She is a good mom and wants to provide for her children," says the insider. "Providing" has gotten Teresa in some serious trouble in the past ... but we digress.
Everyone's a Critic
Teresa has reportedly taken flak from her inner circle for allowing herself to be "exploited" by the show's producers.
Doing What She Has to Do
To be fair, however, it's not as though Teresa has a whole lot of options in terms of bringing in additional (and much-needed) income.
Joe doesn't complete his sentence until March of 2019, but it's possible he'll be deported before then.
The question now is, will Teresa and her five daughters move to Italy to join Joe if a judge decides to deport him?
Don't Count On It
Sources close to the situation say Teresa is well aware that her career options would be severely limited overseas. And as we've already learned, the woman will do anything for a buck.