This week, we learned that Joe Giudice will be deported next year after he finishes serving his 41 months behind bars.
This is heartbreaking news for Joe, Teresa, and their daughters.
But the The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is, according to reports by RadarOnline and Entertainment Tonight, not planning on following her husband to Italy.
In fact, if he loses his appeal and does end up getting shipped off, she may file for divorce.
And she has a lot of good reasons to do so. Take a look:
The Giudice household has seen better days
All marriages end one way or another, but Teresa and Joe are being separated by the court -- and soon, by an ocean.
Teresa and Joe are being torn apart
First, they were separated by their back-to-back prison sentences.
But when Joe gets out of prison, things will get worse
When Joe is done serving his 41-month sentence, the court has ruled that he will be deported to Italy
What will Teresa do?
Multiple reports say that she's not going to abandon the only life her daughters have ever known
When Joe leaves, she stays
At least, that's what these reports -- and common sense -- are saying.
Inside sources say that Teresa wants to make the split official
"She is talking about divorce, absolutely," an insider says to RadarOnline.
Teresa is a Jersey girl
The source continues: "There is no way Teresa is going to uproot her life."
Joe leaving doesn't mean that Teresa has to
"He did this, why should she suffer?” reasons the insider
That said, she's supporting Joe during his appeal
But unless "something extraordinary happens," the source says, she doesn't expect that his deportation can be avoided.
A major factor is her children
Another insider says that "Teresa has told friends that an option is to divorce him, and she feels that’s what she’ll have to do if the girls don’t want to move to Italy."
Teresa Giudice and Daughter Gia
Not to be rude, because Italy is a beautiful country, but ... moving there would be very different from spending a couple of weeks or even a month vacationing there.
Her daughters won't go for it
After all, what teen (or pre-teen) wants to abandon the only life they've ever known for another country? Very few.
Privately, Teresa isn't taking this well
RadarOnline's source says that she has been "confused, scared and in a state of shock" since the judge told Joe that he'll be given the boot.
Joe won't get the homecoming that Teresa did
"It’s too much," the source declares. "We all think Teresa should divorce Joe for putting her through this, it’s despicable."
Other sources tell a similar story
Entertainment Tonight's insider says that "The deportation has always been a thing in the back of the family's mind, but now it's a harsh reality."
Teresa isn't expected to budge
"As much as Teresa said she would live in Italy with Joe in the past," the source cays. "That most likely won't happen."
Teresa has too much to lose
The source explains: "as her father is in the States, and so is her family and friends."
It's all on Joe and this appeal
The source summarizes: "If Joe doesn't win the appeal, his relationship with Teresa is in question."
The deportation news was a grim wakeup call
"This news was a huge blow to Teresa and Joe," the insider affirms.
It sounds like they'd been living in denial
"They had spoken with their lawyers several times about the possibility of Joe being deported," a source says. "But they didn’t truly believe that this day would ever come."
Their luck may have run out
"For the most part, Teresa and Joe have been able to withstand the storm," the insider tells ET. "But this time it looks as if they can’t get out of this."
What worked for Teresa won't work for Joe
"Teresa and Joe both felt they could do their time and then be free to continue their lives," the source explains. "But this is a game changer for them."
That they stayed together through two prison sentences is a small miracle
"Their lives will never be the same," a source admits. "Teresa’s closest friends often wondered how Teresa and Joe lived so well even after their trouble."
Teresa and Joe tried to make things "normal" for their girls
"Nothing seemed to make sense, they didn’t alter their lifestyle at all," the insider notes. "This news was a shock to Teresa mostly because she could never face this as an option in their lives."
Teresa's friends have expected a split for a long time
"Many of Teresa’s closest friends wonder why she has stuck by Joe throughout this process," the insider admits. "But she tells them she loves him and wants to ensure her children grow up with their father."
Does she even care?
RHONJ star Kim DePaola recently told TMZ that Teresa has adjusted to life without Joe and couldn't care less where he'll be living after his release.
But anonymous sources insist that Teresa is hell-bent on keeping her family together and will do whatever it takes to make that happen.
A reliable source?
Of course, Kim may not be entirely objective on this matter, as she and Teresa have been feuding for years.
That's gotta sting
Teresa has even accused Kim of running a prostitution ring. Not surprisingly, that accusation didn't go over well.
A last-ditch effort
Insiders claim Teresa contacted the White House and requested a letter from President Trump expressing his support for Joe's efforts to remain in the US.
Not surprisingly, she was rebuffed. Turns out the Donald isn't big on immigrants.
Teresa has admitted that she wants to stay with Joe
But in the end, she and Joe are both going to do whatever is best for their children. Say what you will about them, but they love their girls.
How does Gia feel?
Badly. The 17-year old feel badly, as you might imagine. She has actually broken her silence on this deportation decision, in kind of controversial fashion.
Gia shared a video made by someone named Fred Rubino, who says Joe is a victim of racism and "political" bias because he's Italian. This dude says Joe should make this case in court.
And Gia Agrees
“Spread the word, could’ve said it better myself.” Gia wrote in a caption upon sharing this footage. “I love you daddy, let’s fight this! @fredrubino.”
She also shared this throwback photo
Joe should absolutely fight the deportation, if only for the sake of his four kids. But maybe he should try looking a tad LESS like an Italian mobster when he does so?