After only a few short months together since Teresa Giudice got out of prison, she and husband Joe are preparing to part ways again for more than three years. The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars were spotted sharing their final moments together on Wednesday ahead of the father of four's entrance into Federal Correctional Institution, Fort Dix.
TMZ obtained photos of the Bravo reality stars hugging in public before Joe, 43, begins his sentence for conspiracy and fraud. The photos show them walking hand-in-hand and kissing while engaging in one of their last hugs. The start of his prison stay comes nearly three months after wife Teresa, 43, was released from Danbury Women's Correctional Facility in Danbury, Connecticut, after serving time for similar charges. The judge in the case allowed them to stagger their jail times for the sake of their children.
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While Joe and Teresa try to bask in the "RHONJ" star's last moments as a free man, rumors continue to swirl about their future as a couple. It has been said that Teresa plans to divorce Joe — a claim TMZ said is untrue. Joe will, however, be laying lower than his wife while behind bars. The reality star will be stepping out of the spotlight, giving Teresa the chance to focus on her own attempts to get back to normal after prison. The cookbook author will be returning to "RHONJ" in Season 7, focus on her attempts to get back to normal after prison. Joe is said to have no plans to appear in a prison special.
In addition to bracing for the start of a very long stay in prison, Joe has been faced with the reality that he may be deported after his release. The "RHONJ" star, who is originally from Italy, opened up about his potential deportation in a March 2 interview with Entertainment Tonight. He told the publication that while he was worried about it, he and his wife were focusing on what was in front of them at the time. He told ET they would "deal with that when I get out."
Joe will be serving out his time at FCI, Fort Dix, in New Jersey. The facility is a low-security prison and also currently houses "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Apollo Nida.