Teresa Giudice Spotted Out for the First Time Since Husband Joe’s Deportation Appeal Was Denied

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Teresa Giudice was out and about just hours after her husband Joe Giudice's appeal against deportation was denied on Thursday.

Wearing black high-tops, leggings and a comfy black jacket, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star was exiting a salon after getting her eyelashes done. She appeared calm, wearing her lustrous brunette locks in a messy updo and talking on her phone as she made her way to her car.

Following the denial of her husband's appeal, James J. Leonard Jr., the family's lawyer, released a statement to ET regarding the decision: "We are extremely disappointed that the Board of Immigration Appeals has denied Mr. Giudice's appeal. We have filed a stay with the Third Circuit Court Of Appeals and will continue to fight to keep Mr. Giudice in the United States, the only country he knows, and reunite him with his wife and four daughters."

Teresa and Joe pleaded guilty to multiple charges of fraud in 2014. She was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison beginning in January 2015, but she was released in December that same year. 

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In March, Joe completed his 41-month prison sentence at a Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey. Afterward, he was ordered to return to Italy. He submitted his last-minute appeal to the ruling in October

A spokesperson for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told ET that Joe is going to remain in their custody until he is given a court date to appeal deportation.

In January, Teresa confessed on season nine RHONJ reunion that, if he is indeed deported, it could end their marriage.

"It's like starting a whole new life, and [my kids] have been through so much already," Teresa told host Andy Cohen. "So, I mean, I'm not doing a long-distance relationship. I'm just not doing it. You know, I want somebody with me every day. And I know exactly what happens, like, I'm sure he'll be with other women. It happens. So, if we do the long-distance thing, it's not gonna work. I'd be like, 'Bye-bye!'"

Afterward, her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and co-stars Margaret Joseph admitted to ET that the comment did surprise them.

"I did not think that she was gonna just pick up with her four daughters, who are about to enter college and high school, and move over to Italy," Gorga noted. "I didn't think that that was even an option or something that she was considering."

“I started crying,” Josephs added. “I feel like this has been a long road for her, and for it to come to this, where she stuck by him so long, and to have it have to end this way is heartbreaking. No matter what the decision is, it's still heart-wrenching … especially for her daughters, to have to live through all of this and to pay the restitution and everything else. To have it end this way, it's devastating.”

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