This week on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, things got pretty deep out in Arizona. We've seen plenty of emotion out of the Jersey gals this season, but we were pretty surprised when Teresa Giudice's husband shared his fears about prison on national television. And this was before the 39 counts of fraud!

At the time, Joe was in trouble with the law for supposedly using his brother's ID to obtain a driver's license while his own was suspended. He's still in hot water for that incident, but the current charges against him are way more serious and could result in decades of jail for the Italian-born reality star.

Melissa Gorga took to her BravoTV blog to share her surprise at Joe's vulnerability.

"I think everyone’s collective jaw dropped when Joe Giudice admitted to being afraid about his legal matters," Melissa wrote.

Tre's sister-in-law also reminded us that she wholeheartedly supports Teresa and her entire family during this difficult time.

"Of course, Joe and I wish the best for the Giudices and their beautiful girls. Joe’s humbling moment really moved us," Melissa added.

Were you taken aback by Joe's confession? Tell us in the comments section below.

Source: BravoTV Blog