REAL Housewives of New Jersey's Joe Giudice is trying his best to keep his spirits up while on lockdown in Italy to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.
Joe, 47, has been quarantined with family in the village of Salerno in the Campania region of Italy and for days has tried to stay positive despite the country being one of the worst hit in the global pandemic.
In his latest video, Joe is singing Viva Italia on his balcony with friends and family joining in.
The track is a popular pop song from 1979 and has become something of a national anthem in Italy.
"Staying positive with [music]," Joe wrote on Instagram.
Just hours before the sing along, the reality star was cooking up a storm under the watchful eye of his aunty.
He had admitted to being worried about coronavirus and annoyed about the lockdown but felt better once he got off his cell phone.
"Zia (aunty) said put [my phone] down put apron on," he wrote on Instagram.
"Today, a small village taught me don’t get stuck looking at my phone (prep for families in need); I must keep moving forward and have hope."
He added: @With all the sadness that happens, we have to recognize that good happens, too. We can’t allow the sadness, and especially the evil, to stop us from having hope. Don’t let media destroy your hope and faith."
The father of four moved back to his native country after being released from an ICE detention in October 2019 and is awaiting the outcome of his latest deportation appeal.
This followed him completing his 41-month prison sentence in March.
Even though Campania is in the south of the country away from the areas most affected by the outbreak it still had 333 reported cases of the potentially deadly virus.
Italy is currently the country with the second highest number of coronavirus cases after China.
The country is on lockdown and has add almost 400 deaths due to coronavirus since Saturday.
Joe has been posting about the virus for the past few days, telling Italians to go to "war" with coronavirus and sending positive messages to his family.
But his recent posts are a change of tune from his initial attitude to the Italian government forcing people into quarantine, where he said he felt "caged".
"[sic] I feel the government’s can stop this…There is a cure it should not lead to humans being or caged!" he wrote on Instagram.
He recently sent a message of love to his daughters, Gia, 19, Milania, 16, Gabriella, 15, and Audriana, 11.
"To my babies, you’re not alone. (Daddy is always here) You’re warriors," he wrote in his message.
"This too shall pass don’t allow others to put fear in you!
"Girls, Reflect on all you’ve been through, yet you still got up every day and put a smile on your face like mommy."
His daughter are back at home in New Jersey with Joe's ex-wife and RHONJ star Teresa Giudice.
Joe's time in quarantine has lead to him recently posted gushing tributes to his ex on Instagram.
He showed his admiration for Teresa by sharing a glamorous shot of her to his profile.
The snap, which was taken at the reunion episode for the hit Bravo series, was labelled with a "queen" emoji.
Joe has also recently left several gushing comments on Teresa's profile.
On one snap posted to her page, he wrote: "Beautiful."
But Teresa, 47, has shown no signs she is keen to rekindle their romance and admitted she might try for a fourth child.
"I would love to have a little boy!" she said on the reunion special.
"I might freeze my eggs—you never know."
Teresa also admitted she has encouraged them to find partners who would treat them better than Joe had treated her.
She said: “I tell my daughters, I’m very open with them. I say to them, 'I don’t want a guy to speak to you the way daddy speaks to me. I want you to find a guy who puts you on a pedestal in front of everybody.'"
Though she said Joe's relationship with his daughters is "great," the reality star admitted she was "not unhappy when we were married."
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