Many were surprised when Teresa and Joe Giudice filed for bankruptcy.
Their situation became worse when they faced various criminal charges.
Their arrest and detention sent a chill in the showbiz business.
With Joe Giudice now living in Italy, let us look at what happened to him and where he is.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey introduced Teresa and Joe to the world as a couple with a drama-filled relationship.
Many considered them fan favorites, and their popularity allowed them to live luxurious life.
They are proud parents to Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana.
To many fans, the Giudices were very successful and seemed to live a life many dream of, thus making the criminal charges against them surprising.
In 2013, the couple was charged with 39 offenses, including bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.
They were also accused of creating false bank statements on loan applications and failing to file tax returns.
The charges created a buzz in the entertainment business, and upon examination, reports indicated that they provided falsified documents to get loans and mortgages between 2001 and 2008.
Also, when they filed for bankruptcy, law enforcement discovered that they failed to reveal some income sources, resulting in the allegations of bank fraud.
The situation worsened when he was accused of failing to file tax returns between 2004 and 2008.
Even though they initially stated they were innocent, they later pleaded guilty to the offenses in 2014.
Based on this, Teresa was sentenced to 15 months in jail, while Joe was given a 41-month jail term that was followed by deportation to Italy.
Even though his prison sentence lasted from 2016 to 2018, he was held by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and released a year later when he chose to be deported.
He Lived in Italy and The Bahamas
After he was deported to Italy, he went to live with his mom in Salerno.
Shortly, his family went to Italy for a family reunion.
The deportation harmed the couple’s relationship since their divorce was finalized in 2020.
That same year, Joe started dating again, and he seemed content with life in Italy.
In 2021, he moved to the Bahamas and started spending his time on the Island and Italy.
He reunited with all his daughters in the Bahamas and continued with the furniture import business and his brand ZALO USA.
The star has not given up on returning to the US since he hired a new lawyer to help him get an appeal.
His appeal in 2020 was denied, but only time can tell if he will be allowed back.
When his wife entered a new marriage, he was happy for her but sorry for the husband since he would be forced to tolerate her family, especially Melissa and Joe Gorga.
Joe met Luis when Teresa took the children on holiday to the Bahamas in 2021, but it is unclear whether he warned him about the Gorgas during their time together.
The Gorga family’s representatives revealed that Melissa and Joe could not talk about Joe since he was not worth their time.
No love was lost between the ‘feuding’ parties, but Joe revealed that Teresa is a good wife and was thankful for their kids.
A source close to Teresa revealed that Joe and Teresa are tremendous at co-parenting and supporting each other and their children.
Teresa is grateful that Luis and Joe know each other, and the latter is okay with their relationship.
She confessed that Joe was and will always remain a great father.