AceShowbiz - Her husband Joe Giudice's looming deportation apparently still didn't stop Teresa Giudice from having fun with friends. "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star was spotted over the weekend enjoying a fun night at the Playboy Club in New York City with some of her gal pals.
According to HollywoodLife.com, Teresa "stayed for hours" at the hotspot as she watched the Kentucky Derby "in a very upbeat mood." An eyewitness told the gossip site, "She appeared to be having so much fun and was so friendly, kind and constantly smiling. She was seen flirting and exchanging numbers with another male. If something was bothering her, you honestly wouldn't have had any idea. She seemed totally fine and good."
However, a second source insisted to the site that the Bravo personality's upbeat appearance was merely an act. "Teresa is hurting on the inside despite putting on a brave face for the public as Joe continues to wait on his deportation case," the insider noted. "It's really hard for her but she's still trying to live her life as normally as possible."
"It appears deep down Teresa knows this isn't going to go in her family's favor, however, she's still doing what she does best and takes time for herself," the source continued. "This waiting game is really hard because she just doesn't know what direction with her life to go in."
Her daughters apparently suffer just as much as Teresa. Her brother, Joe Gorga, recently revealed to Us Weekly, "Well, listen, they're all suffering very much. They just got to keep their head up high and that's what they're doing. They're strong little girls, and they're just going to keep fighting, you know?"
Joe is currently in the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after serving 41-month in jail for mail, wire and bank fraud. His deportation appeal was recently dismissed by the Board of Immigration Appeals, though he was granted a temporary delay in his deportation order.