'RHONJ' Star Teresa Giudice and Daughters Are 'Suffering Very Much' Amid Joe Giudice Potential Deportation, Says Joe Gorga

Joe Gorga gave an update on his sister Teresa Giudice and her four children as they await Joe Guidice's pending deportation ruling. While the Real Housewives of New Jersey star was said to be keeping it together as best as she can, her brother told Us Weekly all of the Giudice women were "suffering very much."

Gorga said his nieces—Gia, 18, Gabriella, 14, Milania, 13 and Audriana, 9—were having a hard time in their dad's absence. But he added that the girls were keeping their spirits high for his return, which they continue to hope will happen soon. "They just got to keep their head up high, and that's what they're doing," Gorga said on Saturday. "They're strong little girls, and they're just going to keep fighting, you know?"

Gorga pointed to the petition Teresa Giudice's eldest daughter launched to help sway a judge from deporting her father back to Italy as one of the many examples of the girls' strength. He also asked fans of the Bravo reality show to lend the family their support by signing the petition, which Gia Giudice started in April.

"We gotta get their daddy home!" he said, adding, "Every little girl needs their daddy."

Joe Giudice is currently in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody after completing a 41-month prison sentence related to fraud charges. Although a judge ordered his deportation just a few months before his prison sentence concluded, the 46-year-old's status is currently pending while he awaits a hearing. He was recently granted a temporary deportation delay in late April.

Joe Giudice has not seen his family since he arrived at an ICE facility in Pennsylvania in March, and he has requested for his wife and daughters not to visit him considering the institution does not allow contact visits. He does speak to his family quite routinely, though.

Teresa Guidice's castmate and friend Jennifer Aydin revealed Joe Guidice texts his wife all the time, despite being behind bars. "He calls her. They text each other, and she can text him and he calls her like 10 times a day," she said in an April interview with Us Weekly.

"They talk, you know, they talk about the kids. He's bored. He's bored in there and he's calling her and she's, you know, she misses him but she's like wow, a lot of phone calls," Aydin continued.