Teresa Giudice reportedly asked Donald Trump to write a letter vouching for her husband, Joe, before he was sentenced to prison back in 2016 -- but the future president didn't do it.
TMZ reported on Wednesday that the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reached out to Trump before Joe Giudice started his 41-month prison sentence for fraud -- including wire, mail and bankruptcy fraud -- back in 2016. The letter came after Teresa served an 11-month sentence in 2015. Both pleaded guilty back in 2014.
Teresa and Trump forged a friendship on the set of "Celebrity Apprentice" back in 2012, which is why she thought that Trump would potentially pen a letter in support of her husband's character, hoping that it would enable him to serve a lesser sentence. But, when Trump's office responded to the reality star saying there was nothing he could do, she gave it up.
The news came hours after a judge ruled that Joe will be deported back to his native country of Italy once he finishes his federal prison sentence.
"Based upon the law, I find you deportable and ineligible for any kind of relief," Judge John Ellington reportedly said during a hearing at Pennsylvania’s York Immigration Court on Wednesday. "Mr. Giudice, no matter how this turns out, I wish you the best. I decided this case as a matter of law."
Radar Online reported that Joe was "shocked" by the declaration.
"I don’t understand how I can be deported on this case," he reportedly said. "If you will, I’ll tell you my side. I shouldn’t even be here right now. I have to go back and tell my kids this, and they’ve been waiting to hear from me."
As for Teresa's part, she has yet to publicly comment on the news that Joe will be deported, though on the "RHONJ" reunion back in January, she said that she "wouldn't mind" following her husband to Italy if that's what she had to do to keep her marriage intact.
"Italy’s a beautiful place to live,” she said on the show. "Whatever God has planned for me, that’s what’s going to happen. I will embrace it the best I can."
Teresa and Joe, both 46, wed in 1999, and share daughters Gia, 17, Gabriella, 14, Milania, 12, and Audriana, 9.