Teresa Giudice’s Husband, Joe Giudice, ‘Struggling’ in Prison

Joe Giudice

Struggles in the slammer!

Joe Giudice is having a hard time behind bars. Unlike his wife, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa, 44, who stayed Zen through her 11-month jail sentence thanks to yoga, “Joe is struggling,” a source reveals in the latest issue of Us Weekly.

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The former businessman, 44, who is nearly three months into his 36-month sentence for fraud at Fort Dix prison in New Jersey, “was moved from general population and is now with the illegal immigrants,” says the pal. “He has no one to lean on.”

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice
Teresa and Joe Giudice appear at Mount Airy Resort Casino for a book-signing and meet-and-greet on March 5, 2016. Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images

Facing possible deportation, the Italy native and father of Gia, 15, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 6, is working closely with his immigration attorney.

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“His lawyer says Joe is going to be deported,” continues the insider. “He never took it seriously before.”

Still, another source maintains, “Joe remains hopeful.”

On May 22, Teresa sent well wishes as Joe celebrated his first birthday behind bars. “Happy birthday to my love Joe,” she captioned two snaps of the couple during happier times.

Of course, this year there will be no party. “Family members are allowed to visit, but they can’t bring the inmate gifts or a birthday cake,” a prison source tells Us.

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The couple’s oldest daughter, Gia, also shared a sweet pic. “Happy birthday daddy ily,” she captioned the May 22 Instagram snapshot.

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