03:12 PM EDT 05/25/2016
Originally posted 03/23/2016 05:45PM
Joe Giudice said goodbye to his wife Teresa and the couple's four daughters on March 23 to begin serving his 41-month sentence for fraud, but once he finishes his time at New Jersey's Federal Correction Institute, Fort Dix, Giudice may be forced to leave the country.
Since it was revealed that the Real Housewives star is not a citizen of the United States (he was born in Italy), he is facing possible deportation at the end of his jail term.
"I'm not even worried about that as far as that goes," he tells PEOPLE. "That, we'll worry about when I get out."
Originally posted 03/23/2016 03:15PM
Joe Giudice plans to leave prison as soon as he possibly can.
Originally posted 03/23/2016 01:45PM
Before Joe Giudice reported to serve out his 41-month prison sentence, he turned to his wife Teresa for advice on how to get through it.
Joe says his wife, who returned home in December, told him to "stay low key and do your thing."
Originally posted 03/23/2016 10:50AM
Joe Giudice's days of freedom are officially over.
On Wednesday, Giudice goodbye to his wife Teresa, sharing one final embrace as he left his home to turn himself in to report to the prison where he'll be spending the next 41 months serving out his bankruptcy fraud sentence.
Originally posted 03/23/2016 09:15AM
It's almost time to say goodbye.
Joe Giudice is set to report to prison Wednesday, and wife Teresa took to Instagram in his final hours with his family to share several sweet pictures.
"My Beautiful Family," she captioned a shot of her, Joe and their four daughters: Gia, 15, Gabriella, 12, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 6.
Joe Giudice Says Goodbye Before Prison: Inside His Farewell Get-Together with Teresa, Their 4 Girls and Those Closest to Him
Originally posted 03/22/2016 04:20PM
Joe Giudice enjoyed a special evening with his family and friends before going to prison.
On Monday night, Joe, 43, some took time to say his goodbyes before he reports for his 41-month sentence on Wednesday.
A source tells PEOPLE "one of Joe's closest friends" hosted a get-together at a New Jersey restaurant for Joe, his wife Teresa and the couple's four daughters, as well as their family and friends.
"Everyone had a great time," says the insider. "It was such a nice night. But of course, people were sad that Joe is leaving soon."
Joe Giudice 'Had a Little Meltdown' over Saying Goodbye to His Four Daughters Ahead of Prison Sentence
Originally posted 03/22/2016 09:30AM
Joe Giudice is saying his emotional goodbyes as he prepares to report to jail on Wednesday.
"My kids are very smart, and they know what the deal is," Giudice tells PEOPLE. "The younger ones don't understand why you have to go, what you did – I don't think either one of them know exactly why you are going in, but we just told them that we did some things wrong and we gotta go in."
Originally posted 03/21/2016 03:30PM
"I pretty much did everything all summer while she was away," Joe, 43, tells PEOPLE of wife Teresa, who came home from her own prison sentence just in time for Christmas. "Everything is pretty much in order here; I have friends and family that will help out with the dogs."
The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars have four daughters together: Gia, 15, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 6.
'I Love My Dad!!!': Teresa Giudice and Four Daughters Enjoy Quality Time Together Just Days Before Joe Giudice Heads to Prison
Originally posted 03/21/2016 11:15AM
Over the weekend, Teresa Giudice took to Instagram to share several pictures of her spending time with her daughters and husband as he prepares to report to jail on Wednesday.
On Friday, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star posted a picture of her daughters Gabriella, 11, and Audriana, 6, riding around on what appears to be a pink ATV. (Teresa and Joe, both 43, are also parents to Gia, 15, and Milania, 10.)
Originally posted 03/21/2016 09:15AM
"It's not a big deal," Giudice tells PEOPLE. "They tell me that the low security and the camp there are almost the same so it's no big deal."
In October 2014, the reality star was sentenced to serve 41 months at Federal Correction Institute, Fort Dix in New Jersey for fraud charges.
Although he's losing his freedom, Giudice says it won't be all that bad.
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