This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
Joe Giudice may've spent his 44th birthday behind bars, but that doesn't mean his wife Teresa Giudice forgot about him!
Happy Birthday to my love Joe 🎂💋❤️A photo posted by Teresa Giudice (@teresagiudice) on May 22, 2016 at 7:50am PDT
We're not crying, you are! Still, it seems that one post was not enough as Tre took to IG again and shared:
Happy Birthday to my Love Joe❤️🎂💋A photo posted by Teresa Giudice (@teresagiudice) on May 22, 2016 at 7:58am PDT
Not to be harsh, but could the mother of four not find ANY better quality pics of the two them? WE TEASE.
Nonetheless, we can only imagine Teresa felt the need to send love her man's way after she told the world that her recent birthday was the "sweetest" one yet! Oof!
Joe's daughter Gia also gave her poppa a shout out as she too posted to the picture sharing site (below).
happy birthday daddy ily💙A photo posted by Gia Giudice (@_giagiudice) on May 22, 2016 at 8:39am PDT
Here's hoping the reality TV patriarch was able to call home on his special day.
[Image via WENN.]