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The stars of The real housewives of New Jersey they are meeting behind co-star Teresa Giudice, husband Joe Giudice and his family amid news that he will be deported to Italy.
A judge ruled Wednesday that Joe, father of the couple's four daughters, a permanent resident of the United States and a native of Italy, will be expelled from the country after his release from federal prison, without giving a more specific time frame. The 46-year-old is serving a sentence of more than 3 years for fraud and is scheduled to be released in March.
Here is how she The real housewives of New Jersey Co-stars, past and present, reacted:
Caroline Manzo (seasons 1-5): "Wow, this saddens me," he said in a statement to E! News. "Joe has made mistakes, he has taken responsibility for his actions and he has fulfilled his time, he has four beautiful girls who need their father in their lives and my heart hurts for them." He is not a violent person or a threat to society. He has a good heart, he lived all his life in this country, I'm not sure how his mistakes justify such severe punishment. "
Amber Marchese: The star of reality tells E! News: "I think everyone feels for the children, they are too young to experience this instability and, most importantly, without a parent Listen, it may not be ideal, it may change life completely, and it will definitely be a important setting, but in all the grand scheme of & sucky news & # 39; that someone can receive, this is not so bad! He is not banished to hell, this is the beautiful Italy of which we are talking here. The question is whether Italy is ready to take on one of our crazy, full-time Jersey Housewives, in all seriousness, they have gone through difficult times, I know they will change this and turn these grapes into a wine incredible Italian ".
Siggy Flicker: Flicker, who starred in seasons seven and eight of the Bravo show, told We weekly: "I never thought in a million years that this was going to happen, right now I'm so drenched, crying for those beautiful girls and the whole family, it's not right to take a father away from his family. What we have done so far, which was for the judge to know how important it was for Joe Guidice to stay here with his entire family. "
Teresa, who was charged with Joe and completed an 11-month prison sentence in 2015, has not commented on her deportation sentence. Joe is expected to appeal his case and has a month to do so.
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