“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Joe Giudice looks like a new man after getting being released from custody.
Giudice was seen Sunday standing next to his brother, Pete, after arriving back home in Italy.
Joe and Pete could be seen together in a smiling photo shared by Pete’s wife, Sheila.
“A day we’ve all been patiently waiting for. Pete and Joe reunited at last. Smiles bigger and brighter than the sky. Our hearts are so full,” she wrote.
Joe’s daughter, Gia, also shared a photo of the two standing together and wrote, “so happy your [sic] together right now.. enjoy see you in a few weeks daddy.”
Aside from Joe’s gigantic smile, it’s hard to ignore the fact he has lost a ton of weight.
Juicy Joe earned his nickname on “RHONJ” for his large frame, but he seems to have shed most of his weight after serving over three years in prison and then being transferred to an ICE detention center.
As we reported, minutes after Joe was released from the ICE detention center, he FaceTimed his family and exchanged messages of love.
Joe has been embroiled in an ongoing custody case and was granted leave to Italy while he continues to try and appeal his deportation case.
The only other problem for Joe, now that he’s back home in Italy with a slimmed-down figure … is that he’s going to be surrounded by some of the greatest home cooking in the world.