Joe Giudice is half the man he used to be!
During his time in ICE custody, which ended Friday, the 47-year-old dropped a lot of weight and added a lot of muscle, as documented by a SnapChat pic posted by his 18-year-old daughter with Teresa Giudice.
Gia shared a snap from a FaceTime session, posting, "one of the happiest moments of my life! love you so much daddy, so happy your free! see you so soon." She topped it off with a pair of heart emojis.
In the image, Giudice looks slim — and happy!
She also posted an Instagram image of her dad with his brother, writing, "so happy your together right now.. enjoy see you in a few weeks daddy."
In an Instagram post by his brother Saturday, Joe looks lean and mean. "A day we've all been patiently waiting for," his brother wrote.
According to fitness expert Ray Abdwell, Joe dropped more than 40 lbs. during his 41-month prison sentence. Abdwell told Us Weekly, “Given his height [approximately 5-foot-5], I would guess Joe has lost anywhere from 40 to 60 lbs. of body fat. It could possibly be even more, even up to around 70 lbs.”
Along with losing weight, it seems like Joe has bulked up considerably. Abdwell commented, “Joe is looking great, and weight loss is tricky in this instance because he appears to have gained muscle mass. His arms and shoulders are looking more ‘swole,’ as they say.”
“Joe has lost a lot of body fat; it’s most evident in his face and his stomach,” Ray continued. “When someone loses a sizable amount of body fat, the greatest indicators are in the belly area and around the face, which Joe has clearly done."
Joe’s body transformation has made many think he now resembles Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.
Joe, who finished a three-year prison stint for fraud in March, had been in ICE custody since then. He was ordered deported, but is fighting that order. Now, instead of fighting it from ICE custody, he will continue to fight it from his native Italy.
According to Us Weekly, Teresa and the couple's kids will all be visiting him in Italy ASAP.
The couple has been married for 20 years this month.