After serving a collective 52 months in prison, Teresa and Joe Guidice are still battling to keep their family together.
The couple, both 47, plead guilty to 41 counts of fraud in 2014, and since his release earlier this year the patriarch has been held by I.C.E as he fights deportation back to Italy.
In a Bravo Insider Video posted Wednesday the Real Housewives of New Jersey star opened up about the struggle to keep her husband in the country and the family's painful reality.
Painful reality: Teresa Guidice has opened up about the struggle to keep her husband in the country and the family's painful reality, in a Bravo Insider Video posted Wednesday (pictured in 2018)
The businessman was born in Italy and was brought by his parents to New Jersey when he was just a year old. The reality TV stars, who have known each other since childhood and married in 1999, share four daughters: Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10.
The NY Times best seller shared her fears if Joe were to be deported.
'If he gets deported, he'll never be able to go to their graduation[s], celebrate their birthdays, anything,' she said.
'He's going to be missing out on so much. The girls adore their father and no child should have to go through what my daughters are going through,' Teresa continued. 'They should have their daddy here.'
Though the family is doing everything they can to fight the immigration order Teresa still fears the pain her children would feel if their father is sent back to Italy.
Behind bars: The couple, both 47, plead guilty to 41 counts of fraud in 2014, and since the patriarch has been fighting to stay in the U.S. rather than returning to his native Italy (pictured in 2016)
'When you're a mom and your children are hurting, it just kills you so much,' Teresa noted in the video. 'If I could take any of this pain away from them, I wish I could.'
The couple was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud back in 2013. Additionally, Joe was charged with failure to file tax returns from 2004-2008, when he alleged a $1 million income.
After pleading guilty in 2014