Joe Giudice says 'family is the most important thing' to him as the RHONJ star speaks out while awaiting deportation decision in Italy

  • Joe Giudice shared a video message from Italy on Monday, where he awaits a decision in his US deportation hearing 
  •  Joe was released from ICE custody and allowed to travel to Italy last week ahead of a final legal decision on whether he will be deported there 
  • Joe was born in Saronno, Lombardy and has been in America since childhood but neglected to ever obtain U.S. citizenship
  • It left him vulnerable to deportation after he and wife Teresa were convicted of various counts of fraud in 2014 
  • The couple will be on a RHONJ special airing hosted by Andy Cohen on Sunday
  • Teresa says they will be discussing everything has transpired the last few years 
  • Both Joe and Teresa spent time in jail, serving back-to-back sentences so that one parent at a time could be home with the children
  • The reality TV star couple have been married since 1999 and have four daughters - Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10

He's set to appear alongside wife Teresa Giudice on a RHONJ special airing hosted by Andy Cohen on Sunday.

And Joe Giudice had a few words to share on Monday with his fans -and his family- from Italy, where he awaits a decision in his US deportation hearing.

'Life, it's always better to look through the windshield and not through the rearview mirror, you know,' began the 47-year-old's video message, shared exclusively by BravoTV

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Homeland: Joe Giudice had a few words to share on Monday with his fans -and his family- from Italy, where he awaits a decision in his US deportation hearing

Homeland: Joe Giudice had a few words to share on Monday with his fans -and his family- from Italy, where he awaits a decision in his US deportation hearing

'At the end of the day, people make mistakes. Nobody's perfect,' continued the reality TV star. 

'I've learned a valuable lesson from all this, and I know my family is the most important thing to me. 

'But it's better that I'm out here than in there, continued before addressing his family.

'I just want to let you know that I love you, and I'm always here for you.' 

Joe hasn't seen daughters Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14 or Adriana, ten, since leaving the United States for Italy to await a decision on whether or not he'll be deported from the US.  

Family: 'Life, it's always better to look through the windshield and not through the rearview mirror, you know,' began the 47-year-old's video message. Seen here with wife Teresa [2R] and daughters Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Adriana

Family: 'Life, it's always better to look through the windshield and not through the rearview mirror, you know,' began the 47-year-old's video message. Seen here with wife Teresa [2R] and daughters Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Adriana

Teresa Giudice revealed that she and husband Joe will be appearing on a TV special together later this week.

The 47-year-old reality star took to her Twitter account on Monday to post about the joint interview with her husband, also 47, which will be hosted by Andy Cohen.

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Special Event: Joe And Teresa Unlocked is set to debut this Sunday at 8pm on Bravo which will be two weeks after Joe left for Italy after release from ICE custody.

Interesting: Teresa revealed that she and husband Joe (pictured together in September 2013) will be appearing on The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Special Event: Joe And Teresa Unlocked is set to debut this Sunday at 8pm on Bravo

Interesting: Teresa revealed that she and husband Joe (pictured together in September 2013) will be appearing on The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Special Event: Joe And Teresa Unlocked is set to debut this Sunday at 8pm on Bravo

'Tune in': The 47-year-old reality star took to her Twitter account on Monday to post about the joint interview with her husband, also 47, which will be hosted by Andy Cohen

'Tune in': The 47-year-old reality star took to her Twitter account on Monday to post about the joint interview with her husband, also 47, which will be hosted by Andy Cohen

It certainly seems to be shaping up as a must-see event as they will be discussing everything that has transpired in the last few years.

Teresa wrote: 'Joe and I will be sitting down with @Andy to discuss everything that has been happening with us and our family the past few months. 

'Tune in to a special "The Real Housewives of New Jersey Special Event: Joe and Teresa Unlocked" airing Sunday at 8PM on @bravot #RHONJ'

In charge: Bravo boss Cohen, 51, will be mediating the conversation as Teresa said they will be discussing everything that has transpired in the last few years

In charge: Bravo boss Cohen, 51, will be mediating the conversation as Teresa said they will be discussing everything that has transpired in the last few years

Meanwhile, Joe was released from ICE custody and allowed to travel to Italy last week ahead of a final legal decision on whether he will be deported there.

Joe got the green light from a pair of judges a week prior to relocate to Italy as per his earlier petition, according to Us Weekly.

The Giudices' lawyer James T. Leonard argued in September that this move would allow Joe to begin earning a living for his family again, People reported.

'See you in a few weeks daddy': Teresa and Joe's eldest daughter Gia, 18, took to Instagram a week-and-a-half ago to share a snap of a slimmed-down Joe posing with his brother Pete

'See you in a few weeks daddy': Teresa and Joe's eldest daughter Gia, 18, took to Instagram a week-and-a-half ago to share a snap of a slimmed-down Joe posing with his brother Pete

Joe was born in Saronno, Lombardy and has been in America since childhood but neglected to ever obtain U.S. citizenship, leaving him vulnerable to deportation after he and Teresa were convicted of various counts of fraud in 2014.

Both Joe and Teresa spent time in jail, serving back-to-back sentences so that one parent at a time could be home with the children.

The reality TV star couple have been married since 1999 and have four daughters - Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10.

Gia took to Instagram a week-and-a-half ago to share a snap of a slimmed-down Joe posing with his brother Pete. 

Sad: Joe and Teresa (seen together in March 2016) were convicted of various counts of fraud in 2014 and each  spent time in jail, serving back-to-back sentences so that one parent at a time could be home with the children

Sad: Joe and Teresa (seen together in March 2016) were convicted of various counts of fraud in 2014 and each  spent time in jail, serving back-to-back sentences so that one parent at a time could be home with the children

She captioned the image: 'So happy your together right now.. enjoy see you in a few weeks daddy [two heart emojis]' 

After his 36-month prison stint, Joe was transferred straight to the Clinton County Correctional Center in Pennsylvania and into the hands of ICE this March. 

Joe's deportation was court ordered last October and his multiple appeal requests have so far fallen on deaf ears.

Teresa has been living it up despite the troubling time as she was seen at a Halloween party Thursday in Coconut Creek, Florida

Queen: Teresa has been living it up despite the troubling time as she was seen at a Halloween party Thursday in Coconut Creek, Florida

Queen: Teresa has been living it up despite the troubling time as she was seen at a Halloween party Thursday in Coconut Creek, Florida

Thigh's the limit! Channeling the HBO smash hit Game of Thrones, Teresa wore a leather mini-dress which featured a deep plunging neckline and some serious thigh splits

Thigh's the limit! Channeling the HBO smash hit Game of Thrones, Teresa wore a leather mini-dress which featured a deep plunging neckline and some serious thigh splits

 Channeling the HBO smash hit Game of Thrones, Teresa wore a leather mini-dress which featured a deep plunging neckline and some serious thigh splits to reveal plenty of the RHONJ star's flesh.

Her getup included a crown and a feathery cape - as well as a plunging neckline and some fishnet stockings to show off her svelte legs. 

'Game of Thrones' began the mother-of-four's caption, which also included the hashtag '#halloweenparty'.  

As Joe awaits a deportation decision, Giudice took comfort in her brother Joe Gorga and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga at the star-studded event.

Family affair: As Joe awaits a deportation decision, Giudice took comfort in her brother Joe Gorga and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga at the star-studded event

Family affair: As Joe awaits a deportation decision, Giudice took comfort in her brother Joe Gorga and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga at the star-studded event

Joe Giudice says 'family is the most important thing' to him while awaiting deportation decision

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