Here’s A Coronavirus Update From Joe Giudice, Who Is Living In Italy

If you’ve watched Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, you know that Joe and Teresa Giudice’s marriage has had a cataclysmic past few years.


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In 2013, the two were indicted on 39 counts of fraud and tax evasion charges, and in 2014 they pleaded guilty together in court.


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Teresa went on to spend nearly a year in prison throughout 2015, and Joe served time from March 2016 through March 2019.


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During Joe’s incarceration, a judge ordered him to be deported back to Italy upon his release. Despite appeals that were filed to keep him stateside, where his family resides, it was denied.


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Once released from jail, Joe was transferred to an immigration detention center and flown back to Italy.


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You can see him Skyping into a Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen interview from Italy above, where he and Teresa discussed the state of their marriage at the time. Spoiler alert: They’ve since separated.

This puts Joe Giudice in Italy right now, where the coronavirus has rapidly spread and has caused the entire country to be on lockdown.


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Well, if you were wondering how Joe is doing during all of this, he’s fine. Yesterday, he gave the world an update on how the coronavirus is currently affecting his neighborhood.

In the video, he gives a tour of an empty street.

“I can’t believe that there’s literally nobody out in these streets,” he continued before suggesting that people need to “grow a set of cojones.”


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“Guess I’m gonna be the only one walking around and working today,” he finished.

Perhaps more interesting than the video is his caption, which claims that “more people die from Viagra” and says, “Lock down not for me.” It’s also filled with hashtags like #LockdownNotCool and #WashYourHands.


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At least we know that he doesn’t plan on going back to jail, I guess?

Despite his lack of concern for the virus as posted above, Joe posted an update later the same day in which he stated, “I am obeying the law going to work, shopping for family, and NO cafes, gym, and places like that.”

So now you know what Joe Giudice is up to during Italy’s lockdown: Instagramming up a storm.

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