Family time! Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice‘s family reunited with Joe Giudice in Italy earlier this week, and it looks like they’ve been enjoying some much-needed bonding time together after Joe’s release from prison and ICE custody. On Friday, November 8, Joe took to Instagram to share a rare group photo of his wife and four daughters and he captioned the picture with a sweet caption. “Italian strong,” Joe wrote, adding the Italian flag emoji.

In the photo, Joe, 47, wrapped his arms around his daughters Gia, 18, and Milania, 14. Teresa, 47, stood at the end with her arm around Milania. Youngest daughter Audriana, 10, stood next to Gia and 15-year-old Gabriella stood at the end next to her baby sis. The whole family flashed wide smiles for the camera.

Fans and friends flooded the comments to share their thoughts on the rare family photo. Teresa’s on-again, off-again friend and RHONJ costar Danielle Staub commented, “It’s nice to see the family together and all smiles. God Bless and welcome back, Joe!” Joe and Teresa’s sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, commented, “Love” with two red heart emojis.

Ever since Teresa and the girls touched down in Sala, Italy, Joe’s been sharing regular updates of their time together. On his Instagram Story, he posted some clips from a sweet toast he made to his wife and daughters to celebrate their reunion. “Look what I found, mommy’s favorite Bellini,” Joe could be heard saying in the clip. “A bit of a delay on the pop …” Joe wrote in the caption of the clip, adding a laughing with tears emoji. “To new beginnings and my amazing family,” he added, with an Italian flag emoji and a red heart emoji.

The day after, Joe took Teresa and the girls on a trip to Amalfi, Italy. “Hi Milania, you’re pretty, I love you,” he told his daughter as he took a video clip to show fans their view. Hi Teresa, Gia, Gabriella bella,” Joe gushed over his family.

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me and my girls❤️

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This trip marks the first time the family has been able to spend quality time together since Joe’s legal troubles. In March, Joe was released from prison after serving a 41-month sentence for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud charges. But since Joe is not an American citizen, he was immediately transferred into ICE custody and was eligible for deportation. After filing for his appeal, Joe was able to be released from ICE custody to return to his native country of Italy, where he will remain as he awaits the verdict in his deportation appeal.

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