Joe Giudice is back to work. The former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star is filming his YouTube series, "This Old Villa," in Italy.
From a boat in Salerno, Joe spoke to "Extra's" Billy Bush in his first solo TV interview since separating from wife Teresa Giudice after being deported.
Joe talked about his daughters, including Gia’s recent nose job, his relationship with ex-wife Teresa, and upcoming projects like his YouTube series and a celebrity boxing match. He also shared his condolences for Judge Esther Salas.
Giudice has not able to see is four daughters since the pandemic, saying, "I think right now it’s better to be here… My kids would be here, but they can’t come."
When Billy asked if he is anxious to see them, Joe said, "That would be great. I just hope they do something with this COVID."
His eldest, Gia, just revealed she had a nose job. Joe commented, "She looked beautiful before — whatever makes her happy."
Giudice added that he and Teresa are on good terms. "We get along fine. We talk a lot, any time I talk to the kids… Relationship is good. It's unfortunate what happened; you can't change what's done."
He told us he's also keeping up his fit physique after losing weight in prison, and is even set to take on Jennifer Lopez’s ex-husband Ojani Noa in a celebrity boxing match in the Bahamas in October. "I'm working out a lot, getting ready for the fight in October," he said, adding, "Don’t want to look like a pasta bowl."
Opening up about his new show, Joe revealed the "old villa" he is working on was actually Teresa's father's! "Me and the old man were very close and it goes to the kids, so I am finishing it. I started filming it and they came up with 'This Old Villa.'" He described it as a total rehab, adding, "I will live in it when the kids come, when I'm there."
Joe also spoke about the connection he had with Judge Esther Salas, the federal judge whose son was killed and whose husband was seriously injured when a man shot them at her family home. Judge Salas had presided over his case and his ex-wife's case. Earlier this week, Teresa spoke out saying she was shaken by the news. Joe told Billy, "I give my condolences to the family. It's very unfortunate… that’s terrible."