Make way for the Real Househusband of New Jersey! After months of negotiations with Bravo, Joe Giudice has finally worked out a deal for a reality special focusing on him and his four daughters, Us Weekly can confirm. A source tells Us the deal is for a one hour-long special, with the possibility of additional episodes to follow.
Filming for the special began earlier this month. As Us Weekly reported back in April, the show will document the Real Housewives of New Jersey star's home life without wife Teresa Giudice, who's currently serving a 15-month prison sentence for fraud at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn. Joe, 44, has been the sole caretaker for their daughters — Gia, 14, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 9, and Audriana, 5 — since January.
Planning for the special has been ongoing. When Joe talked exclusively with Us earlier this year, he confirmed that he'd met with Bravo about the idea. "Now it's something for our attorneys to figure out," he said in April.
In the meantime, Joe has had his hands full with the girls' packed schedules, which include playdates, cheer practice, and soccer tournaments, among other things.
"Days go by quick," he told Us. "They go to school, they come back, they do their homework. Who's gotta go here? Who's gotta go there?"
Teresa, 42, pitches in via email, but her absence is definitely felt by their kids. "They have their little breakdowns here and there," Joe admitted of his daughters. "They'll say, 'Daddy, when's she going to be out?' Or 'I miss Mommy.' I just make sure to give them lots of love and a lot of kisses."