Farewell Joe, but first, let's party! On March 23, Joe Giudice will report to prison to begin a 41-month sentence, but his wife wants to send him off with a smile on his face.
Teresa is planning to throw Joe a huge farewell party before he begins his time behind bars, In Touch is reporting.
"Teresa has gone all out for this party for Joe, which will be held on Monday night, at a northern New Jersey restaurant," a family source told the magazine. "It will be invite only, and several members of the 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' cast, including Melissa Gorga, and Robyn Levy, are expected to be there."
The source continued, "This is a very bittersweet time for Teresa because everyone wants to say goodbye and wish Joe well."
Not surprisingly, the party will be filmed for TV cameras to document Joe's last hours of freedom, but likely only for a short amount of time.
"It will be a night filled with love and emotion," the source said. "Teresa hasn't even thought about Joe leaving the house for the final time."
Returning cast member Jacqueline Laurita isn't expected to be at the party.
"Teresa and Melissa have been long-time friends with Robyn and are standing by her side," the source said, alluding to a dustup Robyn had with Jacqueline. "Jacqueline has been mouthing off about what happened on the trip to Vermont, and it hasn't been the entire story.
"Robyn felt provoked by Jacqueline, and stood her ground, resulting in Bravo deciding to send her home," the source said. "Hours later, Jacqueline chose to go home on her own because she felt iced out by Melissa and Teresa."
Putting it bluntly, the source said, "The last person Teresa wants to see at the party is Jacqueline, she doesn't want any drama."
There is plenty for the more bootylicious Teresa to worry about outside of two friends spatting, as her husband gets ready to head to the Federal Correctional Institution, Fort Dix, in New Jersey, after pleading guilty to charges of fraud and conspiracy, stemming from the couple's bankruptcy case.
Teresa was released just before Christmas after pleading guilty to similar charges.
"Everyone has been so supportive of what the family has been going through," the source said.