It’s not easy to adjust back to life in the free world when you’ve spent nearly four years behind bars, but Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice is doing the best he can with the support of his family. Giudice is easing back into life as a free man and has joined Instagram less than a month after he was released from an ICE detention center, and the 47-year-old appears to be happy and healthy while living his new life in Italy.
Giudice joined the social media platform late last week, and his first post was a pic from his interview with Andy Cohen when he was talking via satellite during the Real Housewives of New Jersey Special Event: Joe And Teresa Unlocked. His wife Teresa was in New York with Cohen during the interview, and the couple revealed that they still haven’t made any major decisions about their relationship.
Giudice has also posted a series of photos that show him hanging out with friends and family, including his wife Teresa’s dad, Giacinto Gorga, who actually lives in New Jersey with Teresa and her four daughters. Everyone was sitting down for a meal in Sala Consilina, and in the caption Joe wrote, “Always a full table.”
After serving 36 months in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud and seven months in an ICE detention center, Joe is now enjoying life. In addition to the pics from the dinner with family and friends, Juicy Joe also posted pics from a club with his sister Maria.
“On the other side of the world #familyandfriends #forgetaboutit,” Joe wrote in the caption.
Giudice’s oldest daughter Gia is all over her dad’s social media activity, and she has already shared one of his pics and wrote that she can’t wait to see her dad, along with a red heart emoji. Her dad replied that he couldn’t wait to see her and called her “sweetheart.”
Joe will soon get the chance to reunite with his wife and four daughters – Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10 – when they fly to Italy this month. However, Teresa admitted during her interview with Cohen that she was nervous about reuniting with her husband of 20 years. Of course, Bravo cameras will be on hand to document everything.
“We’re both two different people now,” said Teresa. “I’m not the same Teresa I was and he’s not the same Joe. I do love him as a person. I don’t know how I’m going to feel when I see him.”
Joe Giudice wasn’t sure how things were going to play out in his marriage, either. He said that if he and Teresa stay together, they stay together. But, if they don’t, then they don’t.
Andy Cohen is pretty confident that Joe and Teresa Giudice are headed for divorce. He recently said on his radio show that he can’t see them getting back together because they don’t seem like they are still attracted to each other.
The new season of Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres later this year on Bravo.