Teresa Giudice gained’t be seeing her husband this Christmas.
As Joe Giudice continues to serve his 41-month jail sentence for mail, wire and chapter fraud that started in March 2016, his spouse and their 4 daughters — Audriana, eight, Milania, 11, Gabriella, 13, and Gia, 16 — gained’t have the ability to go to him till after the vacations.
“Joe was lately, proper round Thanksgiving, moved to a federal jail in Pennsylvania,” a supply near Teresa, 45, tells PEOPLE. “It takes about 4 to 6 weeks for guests to be authorised, so she is going to sadly not have the ability to see him earlier than Christmas, however her hope is that instantly after she will get again from her journey, she is going to have the ability to see him as soon as her visiting type is authorised.
“They converse a number of instances a day over the cellphone,” the supply provides. “He’s emailing folks all day lengthy. Emails with every of the women, individually. He’s in good spirits and he’s glad and even happier the place he’s than the place he was. This facility is healthier suited to him … he appears extra upbeat since having moved.”
However with loads of household and buddies, the Giudice clan might be surrounded by love.
“Her father lives together with her,” the supply says. “He has been residing there since March when the mom died. She’s going to clearly be with the daddy and the 4 ladies, they usually’re going to spend time both Christmas Eve or Christmas day or the times main up with Joe’s household after which additionally the Gorga household. They’ll be bouncing round all collectively. Then Dec. 26, she’s flying to Punta Cana with the women. Her father is scheduled to go, however that’s going to be a gametime resolution based mostly on his well being. He was solely only recently within the hospital with pneumonia, so that they’re going to play it by ear.”
The previous 12 months has proved troublesome for the RHONJ star: She misplaced her mom, Antonia Gorga, in March, she’s elevating her daughters alone, and her dad was put within the intensive care unit whereas battling pneumonia.
“That is going to be the primary Christmas with out Teresa’s mom,” the supply says. “For the women, it’s a Christmas with out their father. That is going to be a troublesome Christmas for them. So it’s slightly bit gloomy, and it’s one of many causes they wished to get out, and get a change of surroundings and do all that. Hopefully her father is healthier, too.”
Although Joe and Teresa gained’t have the ability to spend the vacations collectively this 12 months, they’re centered on what’s necessary: well being and household.
Giudice beforehand opened as much as PEOPLE on her personal practically year-long stint in jail for the identical crimes as her husband, calling it her largest remorse as a dad or mum.
“I want that I used to be by no means away from them for 11 and a half months,” she says. “I assume it was a part of my journey, and perhaps that was a means of serving to them develop. I all the time strive to take a look at the optimistic for every little thing as a result of I do know it wasn’t my alternative, and if it was my alternative, I’d have by no means left my daughters.”