Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is reportedly "fully prepared" for her husband, Joe Giudice, to be deported to Italy.

"She's holding out hope for her daughters' sakes that Joe doesn't have to go, but she's come to terms with the fact that that probably isn't happening as is Joe's family," a source told HollywoodLife.

Joe recently applied to be released from ICE custody to his family while his deportation appeal plays out - but he was denied by a judge. Teresa has been taking it in her stride, partying in Europe and helping their eldest daughter settle into college.

"She knows if Joe does leave ICE to go to Italy, he probably won't be coming home. She is fully prepared at this point," the source continued.

If Joe is removed from the country, it will be unlikely that he would be allowed to return in no less than ten years, but due to his criminal history - the ban could be for life.