Goodhousekeeping Now, nearly three decades after the infamous ’90s crime case, ABC’s 20/20 promises to provide more details in a two-hour special entitled Growing Up Buttafuoco. Joey and Mary Jo’s daughter Jessie, who was nine years old at the time of the event, is set to tell the story from her perspective, as well.
Where is Joey Buttafuoco now?
Currently, Joey is working on a movie about his early life, according to ABC News. Three years after the 1992 case, Joey ended up getting arrested again for soliciting a vice cop posing as a prostitute. Then, he was sentenced to a year in jail and five years’ probation in March 2004 after pleading guilty to insurance fraud. He also served three months for illegally possessing ammunition in 2007.
Joey and Mary Jo divorced in 2003. Two years later, he got married to Evanka Franjko.
Over the years, Joey has made several TV appearances, including on Celebrity Boxing, Judge Jeanine Pirro, and The Howard Stern Show.
According to his daughter, Joey is now turning over a new leaf.
“He’s in a growth phase where he’s in therapy and he’s healing … I hope he’s not using it to justify why he made so many poor decisions,” the 36-year-old told ABC. “I like this new man he’s becoming.”
Where is Mary Jo Buttafuoco now?
After splitting from Joey in 2003, Mary Jo continued to appear on various TV shows like Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Dr. Oz Show. In 2009, her book Getting It Through My Thick Skull: Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need to Know came out and landed on the New York Times’ bestseller list. Three years later, she married Stu Tendler.
For years, the results of Mary Jo’s injuries lingered. But in 2017, People reported that she had undergone surgery to repair her partially paralyzed faced. Her doctor at the time was able repair some of the nerves that had kept her from smiling.
“It’s the first time in 25 years that when I smile, I can see the side of my teeth,” Mary Jo told Inside Edition.