Pop culture patriarch Joe Giudice, the husband of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice, has won a temporary halt to his imminent deportation to Italy.

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals “temporarily” granted the delay Thursday after the reality TV spouse, who recently served three years in federal prison for financial fraud, filed a last-chance appeal last week.

“Removal is stayed until such time as the court can consider the motion for stay of removal,” a court record posted online Thursday states.

Giudice, 46, was released from prison in March and immediately transferred to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility because a judge said last October he should get the boot.

His prior appeal of the order failed in federal court last week, setting the stage for the effort underway now.

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NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 14: Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice leave court after facing charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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NEWARK, NJ – NOVEMBER 20: Teresa Giudice (R) and her husband Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Giudice leave Newark federal court on November 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The two of the stars of the Bravo television show ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ are appearing in court to face additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud in addition to original charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 14: Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice leave court after facing charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

NEWARK, NJ – NOVEMBER 20: Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Giudice (R) and wife Teresa Giudice arrive to Newark federal court on November 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The two of the stars of the Bravo television show ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ are appearing in court to face additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud in addition to original charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

FREEHOLD, NJ – DECEMBER 26: Teresa Giudice, Gia Giudice and Joe Giudice pose at iPlay America on December 26, 2014 in Freehold, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

PARSIPPANY, NJ – JULY 13: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice attends the ‘Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ Season Six Premiere Party on July 13, 2014 in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)

PLAINFIELD, NJ – MARCH 01: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice attend the Fabellini Bottle Signing and Tasting at Costco on March 1, 2014 in Plainfield, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice attend the OK! TV Launch Celebration at Lavo on September 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)

HOLLYWOOD, FL – AUGUST 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice host Absolutely Fabulous held at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at Pangaea Lounge on August 10, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/WireImage for Pangaea Lounge)

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – JUNE 21: Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice greets fans and signs copies of ‘Fabulicious On The Grill’ at Books and Books at Museum of Art on June 21, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/FilmMagic)

CORAL GABLES, FL – JUNE 20: Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice signs copies of her book ‘Fabulicious on the Grill’ at Books and Books on June 20, 2013 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/FilmMagic)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – MARCH 04: Teresa Giudice, Audriana Giudice and Joe Giudice pose at Majestic Resort on March 4, 2013 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

UNSPECIFIED, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – MARCH 03: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice at the Majestic Resort in Punta Cana on March 3, 2013 in UNSPECIFIED, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

HAWTHORNE, NJ – DECEMBER 03: Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice attend the Posche Fashion show at The Bottagra on December 3, 2012 in Hawthorne, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

TOWACO, NJ – JULY 13: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice pose at a Teresa Giudice Family Portrait Session on July 13, 2012 in Towaco, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE — Episode 701 — Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

PLAINVIEW, NY – JANUARY 14: Television personalities Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice attend the Experience Italy Benefit For Harboring Hearts at Ferrari Maserati Of Long Island on January 14, 2012 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Steven A Henry/Getty Images)

VERONA, NJ – JULY 27: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice promote ‘Fabulicious’ at DiPaolo Bakery on July 27, 2011 in Verona, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

MIAMI BEACH, FL – MAY 21: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice attend the book signing for Teresa Giudice’s new cookbook Fabulicious!:Teresa’s Italian Family Cookbook at Books and Books on May 21, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Olivia Salazar/WireImage)

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Giudice, who is not a U.S. citizen, has four daughters with Teresa. The kids, who all live in New Jersey, launched a campaign on social media and Change.org asking the Trump administration to let their dad stay.

The daughters, led by Gia, 18, say they need their dad to be a part of their lives.

“My father, Joe Giudice, came to the United States when he was an infant, one year after his birth, he has resided in New Jersey his entire life,” the petition that racked up more than 52,000 signatures as of Thursday says.

“He was found guilty of NON Violent offenses and served his time complying with all prison guidelines and procedures. My mother and father have fought tirelessly to pay back every single penny of restitution to court deemed they owe. They have made a mistake but rectified it through serving time and by (financially) satisfying all that was owed,” the petition authored by Gia states.

She argues her father “knows nothing of Italian culture” and has no immediate family there.

“My father is not a danger to society, he is a warm loving man and I beg you sign our petition to give my father a second chance at being part of our lives and giving back to the community we live in once a again,” she says.

Teresa’s name is signed at the bottom, and she mentioned the petition in an Instagram post.

But she confessed last month that a deportation will end the couple’s marriage.

“I’m not doing a long-distance relationship,” she told Bravo’s Andy Cohen.

“I want somebody with me every day,” she said, adding that she also wouldn’t trust him to stay faithful.

“I know exactly what happens, like, you know, I’m sure he’ll be with other women. You know, it happens,” she added. “The long-distance thing, it’s not going to work. Like, ‘Bye-bye.’”

Teresa, 46, previously served 11 months of a 15-month federal prison sentence for concealing income and lying during bankruptcy proceedings.

The husband and wife were allowed to serve their sentences at different times so one parent was available to take care of the kids.

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Teresa Giudice competes in bodybuilding competition

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MEDFORD, NJ – JUNE 09: Teresa Giudice competes in the Bikini Division of the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

MEDFORD, NJ – JUNE 09: Teresa Giudice competes in the Bikini Division of the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

MEDFORD, NJ – JUNE 09: Joe Gorga, Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga pose at the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

MEDFORD, NJ – JUNE 09: Teresa Giudice competes in the Bikini Division of the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

MEDFORD, NJ – JUNE 09: Teresa Giudice competes in the Bikini Division of the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

MEDFORD, NJ – JUNE 09: Teresa Giudice competes in the Bikini Division of the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

MEDFORD, NJ – JUNE 09: Teresa Giudice competes in the Bikini Division of the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

MEDFORD, NJ – JUNE 09: Joe Gorga and Teresa Giudice pose at the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

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