Thinking about their dad. Even though Joe Giudice is in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), his daughters Gia and Milania couldn’t help but give a sweet shout-out to him on his 47th birthday.
“Happy birthday to the guy who teaches me every day to keep going and never stop fighting!” the 18-year-old captioned a throwback snap of herself with her father on Wednesday, May 22. “You inspire me every day … Love you so much. Keep smiling. See you soon,” she added with two heart emojis.
Meanwhile, Milania, 13, shared two photos — including one with her entire family. “Happy birthday to my world, my buddy and my best friend! Thank you for always putting a smile on my face and doing everything for me!” she wrote. “I don’t know what I would do without you! I love you forever and always, buddy.”
Teresa Giudice, 47, has yet to post a tribute to her hubby on his big day. The couple has been together for nearly 20 years and share four children together — Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana.
The Italy native was released from jail in March — after he served a 41-month sentence — since he pleaded guilty to multiple charges of fraud including mail, wire and bankruptcy in March 2014. Immediately afterward, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star was moved into ICE on Thursday, March 14.
In October 2018, a judge ordered that the businessman would be deported to Italy after his release. The pair found out that Joe’s deportation appeal was officially denied on April 11.
It’s not been easy for any of the family members, to say the least. On Tuesday, April 23, Gia started an online petition in hopes of bringing her dad home. “My father is there for us in every possible way a father could be,” she wrote on Change.org. “He has always been our handyman, our confidante, our cheerleader, our challenger and most importantly, our protector. This [deportation] would rob us of my father screaming from the stands at our graduations, meeting our future husbands for the first time, of walking us down the aisle, of being there when his grandchildren come into the world.”
Since then, over 91,000 people have signed the written request. We are hoping for the best in this situation.