Teresa Giudice hasn’t been doing the greatest for the last month. On Friday, the reality star visited her father, Giacinto Gorga, in the hospital, just two weeks after the court announced her husband, Joe Giudice, would be leaving back to his native Italy, despite living in the United States his entire life.
The 46-year-old author of Standing Strong shared an Instagram story of herself accompanied by the Gorga family. Previously, a source close to the situation explained: “Teresa isn’t doing well right now, and the health of her father is only making a bad situation worse.”
Joe Gorga, Teresa’s brother, and his 13-year-old daughter, Antonia, were also there to support Mr. Giacinto, taking selfies with him and letting him know he’s not alone during his struggle.
The 39-year-old, Joe, posted photos on his Instagram story, stating, “this is how we spend our Friday nights.” Giacinto was wearing a hospital gown and connected to monitors while in the cardiac care unit.
Giacinto, despite being in poor health, appeared to be in a joking mood, saying into the camera at one point, “looking good. I go swim!”
As it was previously reported, this all comes after it was revealed Joe Giudice would be deported back to Italy following his charges for varying levels of fraud and tax evasion.
Joe admitted to avoiding $200,000 in taxes as well. Joe and Teresa both pleaded guilty to 41 charges, including mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud. The bankruptcy case was dismissed in June, but they had to pay restitution to the IRS and the New Jersey Department Of Treasury.
Teresa served an 11-month sentence in 2015, while Joe’s 41-month sentence began in March 2016. As fans of the reality star couple know, they have three teenage daughters together.
For that reason, sources claim Teresa is “worried” about, not so much Joe’s wellbeing, and her own, but mostly that of her daughters. “It’s strange not having a father around, but the girls seem to have gotten used to it on some level. Even so, it’s going to be a struggle to raise a family of young girls without their dad.”