Teresa Giudice Wishes ‘My Love’ Joe a Happy Birthday as He Celebrates in Prison

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Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice attend the Fabellini Wine Launch at Brotherhood Winery on October 7, 2011, in Washingtonville, New York. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

Bittersweet day. Teresa Giudice took to Instagram on Sunday, May 22, to wish her husband, Joe, a Happy Birthday as he celebrated turning 44 in a New Jersey prison.

"Happy birthday to my love Joe," the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 44, captioned two pics that showed the couple in happier times.

Joe reported to the Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution in New Jersey in March to serve a 41-month sentence for fraud.

Happy Birthday to my love Joe ??❤️

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As Us previously reported, Teresa was released from a Connecticut prison in late December after serving her own 11-month sentence for fraud.

The couple's oldest daughter, Gia, 15, also shared a sweet pic with her dad on Instagram on Sunday, writing, "Happy birthday daddy ily."

happy birthday daddy ily?

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But Joe's birthday prison will likely be a somber one, a former Fort Dix supervisor tells Us.

"Family members are allowed to visit, but they can't bring the inmate gifts or a birthday cake," the insider says.

The Giudices had a happier celebration on Saturday, when Teresa got together with her brother, Joe Gorgaand his wife, Melissa, to celebrate their son Gino's first communion.

"Such a beautiful day," Gino's proud mom wrote on Instagram on Saturday as she shared a pic of the cake made by Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro.

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