Joe Gorga Says Sister Teresa Giudice Is 'Weak' and a 'Mess' Awaiting Husband Joe's Possible Deportation
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"You see this tough girl [on TV] all the time, but she's weak," Gorga says of his sister.

Teresa Giudice may appear to be a tough cookie on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," but deep down inside, she's hurting.

At least that's what brother Joe Gorga told Us Weekly about how his sister is feeling while awaiting the possible deportation of her husband, Joe Giudice, to his birth country of Italy.

"It's very, very hard. You see, she puts up a good, strong front -- she has to," Gorga said. "She has to raise her children by herself, so she has to be strong. She can't be weak. You know, you see this tough girl [on TV] all the time, but she's weak."

"She's got to keep herself busy," he added. "She's constantly going out, because when she's home, she has no one to hold. No one's around. [Her] kids -- they're in their activities, and they want to be with their friends. You know, she's a mess."

On Thursday of last week, Joe Giudice was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey, where he served 41 months for mail, wire and bank fraud. He is currently in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials at an unknown location, where he will stay until he gets his day in court to appeal the deportation order.

Teresa told Andy Cohen during the "RHONJ" Season 9 reunion that her lawyers had not given her any new information regarding a possibly different outcome for her family. She also said that deportation would mean divorce for her and Joe because she didn't want to uproot their four daughters: Gia, 18, Gabriella, 14, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 9.

According to Gorga, his nieces plan to visit their father as often as possible if he does get sent away. "That will be their vacation," he said. "I'm sure of that."

As for what he wants, Gorga said, "I want [Teresa] to be with her family. That's what I really want."

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