(NEW YORK) — The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice said it is “hard” for her and her daughters to see the patriarch of their family, Joe Giudice, in prison, but the family is in regular contact.
“We email every day,” Giudice, a mother of four daughters, told ABC’s Good Morning America in an interview that aired Tuesday. “We talk every day and I see him every week.”
Joe Giudice began a 41-month sentence at a New Jersey prison in March, after pleading guilty to conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges.
She said the couple’s four daughters — Gia, Milania, Audriana and Gabriella — are faring okay with their father away from home.
“You know, [they] miss their dad, of course, tremendously, just like I do. But you know, they’re doing as well as could be expected,” she said. “They’re amazing. They’re really strong young girls.”
Joe, 44, could also face a possible deportation back to Italy in connection with his charges after his jail sentence ends. However, Giudice said she has no doubt her family will be reunited when Joe is released from prison.
“No, I think our future is not uncertain,” Giudice said. “He’s gonna be home. We’re gonna be together. Our family’s gonna be reunited again, and that’s what I’m looking forward to.”
Giudice’s own homecoming from prison last December — after serving 11 and a half months of a 15-month sentence after pleading guilty to multiple offenses that included conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bankruptcy fraud — will be documented on the new season of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, premiering July 10.
Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.