Real Housewives Star Teresa Giudice Opens Up About Husband Joe's Deportation Ruling

The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice is breaking her silence.

During an exclusive clip from her upcoming interview with Entertainment Tonight, shared on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, the Bravo star publicly addressed husband Joe Giudice's potential deportation following his current prison sentence for the first time on camera.

"I just take it day by day," Teresa said in the video, adding, "We're going to fight this." 

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Immigration Judge John Ellington of Pennsylvania's York Immigration Court ruled on Oct. 10, 2018, that Joe would be removed from the United States and deported to his native Italy upon his release from prison on March 14, 2019. The 46-year-old is currently serving a 41-month federal prison sentence in Allenwood, Penn. for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud. For her part, Teresa, also 46, was released from prison early in December 2015 after serving an 11-month stint for the same charges. The reality TV stars share four daughters together: Gia, 17, Gabriella, 14, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 9.

Speculation that Joe risked deportation has followed Teresa around in the Real Housewives sphere for years. However, a source cited by Us Weekly earlier this month claimed that the married pair hadn't truly considered it to be a real possibility. According to the insider, Teresa allegedly hoped that the court "would make an exception for Joe since he has been in this country for so long." At the time of the judge's recent ruling, ET reported that Joe would have 30 days to appeal the decision, noting that while Teresa was understandably "devastated" by the news, she was reportedly optimistic about winning the appeal.

The RHONJ star previously hinted at the judge's ruling on Instagram on Sunday, Oct. 13. Alongside an image of the Statue of Liberty covering its eyes with its hands and weeping, Teresa shared a series of prayer hands emojis with her 1.3 million followers in the caption. During a Real Housewives event held at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn. just last weekend, the reality TV star reportedly discussed the difficult situation with the crowd. "Teresa said to please pray for me and my family," a source cited by Us Weekly claimed, adding, "She said she cannot wait to see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Teresa Giudice's full interview with Entertainment Tonight will air on Monday, Oct. 29 on CBS.