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Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice has apparently agreed to leave the U.S. and return to Italy as he awaits a decision on his deportation.

"The appeals court is in fact granting to lift the stay of removal," an official at the Third Circuit Court exclusively told Radar Online.

Joe has been in ICE custody since being released from prison back in March. He was initially ordered to be sent back to Italy but has spent months appealing the decision. It is reported that Joe could be heading back as soon as next week.

According to the outlet's source, Joe is a broken man: "They broke him in there, and he can't take it anymore," they said.

Him heading back to Italy is the final nail in the coffin for his marriage to wife Teresa Giudice, who has said that she will not do a long-distance relationship and will divorce him if he returns to Europe.

It's likely that at some point, Bravo cameras will also head out to Italy to film with Joe. If he wins his appeal, he is likely to return to the US.