Umm, this is NOT what we were expecting from TLC.
Check out the official statement (below)!
[Image via TLC.]
Things are not looking good for Teresa and Joe Giudice.
Sure, they might have a fabulous house, fame, and four charming daughters, but they also have fraud convictions!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey table flipper and her wine-making hubby pled guilty to charges of fraud in order to accept a plea deal.
And even though this means they WON'T be facing 50 years in prison, their future is looking bleak. Like as bleak as the possible return of Real Housewives of D.C.!
"Because of substantial hardship with the kids, we are hoping staggering of sentences does occur. I've had it in a few cases where both parents are sentenced to jail time but we stagger the time so both parents are not away from their kids at once."
Well, that's positive!
We mean, the girls will surely need someone to put bows in their hair and to give them pizza, you old troll!
But on an even better note for Tre, Miles is actually thinking she won't even see the inside of a jail cell. Or be forced to wear unflattering orange! He added:
"We're hoping Teresa does not go to jail. The great likelihood is that Joe will get some jail time. There's no doubt about it. It's just a matter of how long."
And as bad as jail sounds for Joe, something worse might be served up:
"Joe could be deported. I think it would be a tremendous injustice, given that he's been here since he was 1 year old. His parents and brothers have been naturalized, and Teresa and the children are citizens. Joe not getting U.S. citizenship, just slipped through the cracks. He could have gotten it easily. He thought he was a citizen, as did everyone else. The fact that he wasn't was brought up in the state case, he didn’t know up until then."
We knew deportation was possible, but now even Joe's lawyer is talking about it!
Does this mean we'll lose Tre and the girls to Italy?? Or will they stay here to pump out more Fabellini and family cookbooks??
What about Gia's dance career?! Do they have hip hop dance groups in Italy?!
Stay tuned to find out!
P.S. CLICK HERE to see 17 Real Housewives Who've Had Trouble With The Law!