RHONJ - Joe Guidice Is Excited To Spend Christmas With His Daughters For The First Time In Years
Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Joe Guidice and Teresa Giudice have officially separated after twenty years of marriage. But, that isn’t keeping Joe from sharing his excitement over finally getting to spend Christmas with his four daughters - Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10 - for the first time in years.
The last time Joe was able to spend Christmas with his girls outside of prison walls was in 2015, just weeks before he left to serve his 41-month sentence in federal prison for wire, mail, and bankruptcy fraud.
Joe is currently in Italy, waiting for the decision in his deportation appeal case. And, his daughters will be flying in to spend the holidays with him. However, Teresa will be staying behind in New Jersey and spending the holiday with her dad.
“They’re excited to see Joe without the [Bravo] cameras,” an insider told Page Six. “It’s very much a trip not for the cameras.”
Joe, 47, expressed his excitement about his daughters’ visit on Tuesday night with an Instagram video. He was out doing some Christmas shopping, and he said that he couldn’t wait for his girls to get there. He also showed off some Fendi bags that appeared to be filled with gifts for his daughters.
In the caption, Joe wrote, “It’s been a while since I baught [sic] my angels a Christmas gift 🎁.” And, in the comments, Teresa replied, “What about Mommy for helping... Your welcome Daddy 🌲.” This happened just hours before the news broke that the couple had separated.
Joe and Teresa were childhood sweethearts who tied the knot in 1999. The couple were part of RHONJ from the beginning, but their legal troubles ended up pulling them apart. Their respective incarcerations - Teresa did 11 months, while Joe did 36 months plus seven in an ICE detention center - ended up being too much for their marriage to handle.
However, the couple does not have any plans to divorce, at least right now. After the news broke that the couple had officially split, an insider said that Joe has already been on a few dates, but Teresa has not.
On his Instagram, Joe posted a pic of Teresa and wrote in the caption, “It’s time to let go.” The next day, he added the quote, “Every next level of your life will demand a different you.”
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