• Joe Giudice celebrated Thanksgiving by sharing a family photo on Instagram sans ex-wife Teresa
  • Joe looked very happy in the snap while being surrounded by all four of his daughters
  • Many fans reacted to Giudice’s post, saying that they would be praying for his return to the U.S.

Despite the long distance between them, Joe Giudice did not forget to greet his daughters on Thanksgiving.

The 49-year-old former reality star took Instagram Thursday to share a snap of him and all four of his daughters smiling to the camera. The photo appeared to have been taken years ago as everyone looked much younger in it. Noticeably missing in the picture was Joe’s ex-wife, Teresa Giudice, also 49.

In the picture, Joe is seen standing in the middle of his kids, with his eldest daughter Gia, now 20, and youngest child Audriana, 12, posing on his right, while the other girls, Milania, 15, and Gabriella, 17, stayed on the opposite side.

The post also featured a second image that’s a bit comical since it showed a dressed turkey wearing a pair of sunglasses and standing below a “Happy Thanksgiving” sign.

“Eat, drink, and be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving to my family and friends! Salute #happythanksgiving #thankful #blessed,” Giudice wrote in the caption.

Joe’s post was quickly met with a flurry of positive reactions from fans who also greeted the family on Thanksgiving. Some also told the Giudice patriarch that they are praying for his return to the U.S. soon.

“I’m so happy for you. Finding yourself in Italy. God bless your family. Happy Thanksgiving,” one wrote.

“Happy Thanksgiving Joe! I’m praying you get to go back to the U.S.,” another commented.

“Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you can get back to the States so next Thanksgiving you can spend in Jersey with your girls!!,” a third user added.

Giudice’s post comes days after the former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star opened up about his renewed efforts to be granted entry to the U.S. following his deportation to his home country, Italy, in 2019.

Joe was deported after serving his prison sentence in the U.S. for fraud charges. He has since been staying in the Bahamas, while his daughters are with Teresa in their New Jersey home. The couple divorced after failing to keep their relationship intact despite the distance.

“My kids visit together as much as they can, but, of course, it's not the same as if I were in Jersey with them and could see them every day. Regarding my legal fight, my girls know that I won't stop and will do everything in my power until I can be with them again,” he told E! News.

Joe hired immigration attorney Jessica Cadavid as part of his efforts to be allowed to return to the U.S. for his daughters, after Teresa got engaged to Luis Ruelas in October.

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“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice and ex-husband Joe Giudice pictured in 2010. Getty Images

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