She’s pleading her case. Teresa Giudice wrote a heartfelt letter to an immigration judge begging them to let her husband, Joe Giudice, stay in America amid his looming deportation. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star penned the message as part of Joe’s petition for review filed in federal court on April 24.
“My mother used to tell me that God meant for us to be together, and I know that she is right,” the Bravo star, 46, began in the letter obtained by Radar Online, discussing how long they’ve known each other. Joe visited her in the hospital when she was born because their parents were friends.
Teresa also addressed how Joe, 46, lost his father tragically in 2014 and revealed that he used to cry “every day” while mourning his beloved dad. The reality star explained how she doesn’t want to see their four kids lose a parent, as that’s how it would feel if Joe is deported. “Judge Ellington, my daughters need their father,” she wrote. “They cry for him every day like he cried for his father.”
“I cannot bear the thought of my daughters losing their father, I am fearful that it will break them and that I alone will not be able to fix them,” the reality star continued. “Judge Ellington, this is my greatest fear and it keeps me up at night. The fear that if I lose my husband, I will also lose my children, as they will never ever be the same.”
On March 14, Joe was released from prison after completing his 41-month sentence for fraud, but was immediately transferred into the custody of ICE. A month later, Joe’s appeal to avoid deportation was denied, but he immediately filed a petition for review in federal court. Unfortunately, if the court refuses to review their decision, Joe will be forced to leave.
Teresa owned up to the “mistakes” she and Joe made in the letter, noting how they tried to rectify them by serving time. “My husband is the true love of my life and the most amazing father that I could ask God for our four daughters. I cannot imagine life without him,” she wrote. “I now pray for the sake of my children that God show us mercy through your decision and he keep us together.”