Joe Giudice will be all alone for Christmas this year!
Teresa Giudice and her four daughters — Audriana, 8, Milania, 11, Gabriella, 13, and Gia, 16, won’t be visiting Joe for Christmas, as he serves his 41-month prison sentence for fraud.
“Joe was recently, right around Thanksgiving, moved to a federal prison in Pennsylvania,” a source close to Teresa, 45, tells People. “It takes about four to six weeks for visitors to be approved, so she will unfortunately not be able to see him before Christmas, but her hope is that immediately after she gets back from her trip, she will be able to see him once her visiting form is approved.”
“They speak multiple times a day over the phone,” the source adds. “He’s emailing people all day long. Emails with each of the girls, separately. He is in good spirits and he’s happy and even happier where he is than where he was. This facility is better suited to him … he seems more upbeat since having moved.”
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While the lonely jailbird spends Christmas dealing with routine prison violence, abusive guards, and nasty prison food — Teresa and her daughters will be surrounded by family and friends, amazing food and, plenty of gifts.
“Her father lives with her,” the source says. “He has been living there since March when the mother died. She’s going to obviously be with the father and the four girls, and they’re going to spend time either Christmas Eve or Christmas day or the days leading up with Joe’s family and then also the Gorga family. They’ll be bouncing around all together. Then Dec. 26, she’s flying to Punta Cana with the girls. Her father is scheduled to go, but that’s going to be a gametime decision based on his health. He was only just recently in the hospital with pneumonia, so they’re going to play it by ear.”
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Despite The Real Housewives of New Jersey star throwing her husband under the bus in her recent memoir, “Standing Strong,” allegedly stopped visiting him six months ago, and facing deportation — Joe is focusing on his health as he serves his time.
“He’s been working out a lot,” the source says. “He lost a ton of weight. He’s saying he is exercising and reading. Those are his two pastimes.
The mom of four blames her husband Joe, for causing their family’s legal woes that landed both of them in prison.
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As documented on the Bravo reality series — the prison wife has admitted to troubles in the couple’s marriage and not visiting her husband in prison for months.
“Presumably in the new year, Teresa can go see him in the first or second week of January, and as soon as she’s approved she will be there. Teresa’s really working at being mom. Her obligations to her book have ended. The show is on hiatus right now. So right now ,she’s all about being mom.”
Bravo has been portraying the 41-year-old mom as a lonely single mom, navigating life as an inmate’s wife — but as AllAboutTheTea.com exclusively reported, Teresa has been hooking up with another man behind her husband’s back!
“Teresa has been fooling around with Shane, a friend of Joe and Melissa Gorga.” A source told AllAboutTheTea.com. “Shane’s a college graduate, owns a real estate consulting firm, and lives near the Gorga’s Jersey Shore house. He seems to have money, which Teresa likes.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET on Bravo.