Teresa Giudice is planning a farewell party for husband, Joe, as he prepares to begin serving a 41-month jail sentence, which begins on Wednesday, In Touch has learned.
A family insider exclusively tells In Touch, "Teresa has gone all out for this party for Joe, which will be held on Monday night, at a northern New Jersey restaurant. It will be invite only, and several members of the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast, including Melissa Gorga, and Robyn Levy, are expected to be there.”
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"This is a very bittersweet time for Teresa because everyone wants to say goodbye and wish Joe well,” the insider continues. “Everyone has been so supportive of what the family has been going through. Cameras from the show will be there, but most likely will only be for a very short time. It will be a night filled with love and emotion. Teresa hasn't even thought about Joe leaving the house for the final time."
Cast member Jacqueline Laurita isn't expected to be at the party, after getting into a bitter dispute with new cast member, Robyn Levy.
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"Teresa and Melissa have been long-time friends with Robyn and are standing by her side. Jacqueline has been mouthing off about what happened on the trip to Vermont, and it hasn't been the entire story. Robyn felt provoked by Jacqueline, and stood her ground, resulting in Bravo deciding to send her home. Hours later, Jacqueline chose to go home on her own because she felt iced out by Melissa and Teresa,” the insider explains exclusively to In Touch.
“The last person Teresa wants to see at the party is Jacqueline, she doesn't want any drama.”
Joe will be serving the 41-month prison sentence at Federal Correctional Institution, Fort Dix, in New Jersey, after pleading guilty to charges of fraud and conspiracy, stemming from the couple's bankruptcy case.