Yesterday reports were zipping around, claiming that Bravo execs have decided to put The Real Housewives of New Jersey on hold until Teresa Giudice is released from prison next year. First, we all know that Bravo never confirms or denies the status of any of the Real Housewives franchises or which stars will or won’t be asked to return. Second, we’re going to be hearing every sort of rumor and supposed “tea” on what’s going on behind the scenes, but don’t start placing your bets just yet.
Last season’s cast member Jim Marchese is speaking out with his thoughts on the filming status of the New Jersey franchise.
There have been daily stories since Teresa Giudice entered prison last Monday to serve her fifteen month sentence. The media has been dissecting everything from what her beauty routine will be to what Joe is doing every waking moment while she’s gone. Daily Mail even has photographers basically stalking every single move of Joe and their four daughters. Outside their gate, at Gia’s cheer competition, everywhere.
Last weekend many were wondering why Teresa’s family didn’t head off to visit her at Danbury and the answer is very simple. Our source dishes on the reasons why. “Joe took Gia to her cheer competitions all weekend. Gia had competitions Saturday and Sunday. Teresa doesn’t want any disruption in their schedules to come visit her. She misses them terribly, but wants their life to be as normal as possible.”
Teresa Giudice is officially an inmate at Danbury Correctional Institute where she will remain until 2016. While her newest attorney (there’s been a string of ’em) James J. Leonard Jr. has speculated the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star will be out by Christmas of next year, the prison lists it just a leeeetle later than that!
Teresasurrendered to Danbury in the wee hours of the morning on January 5th to avoid the media circus (consisting of Bravo cameras following a sobbing Jacqueline Laurita and desperate Kathy Wakile) already forming outside of her house, and because she didn’t want to expose her daughters to any more negative publicity. Danbury has her prisoner Register Number as 65703-050.
Our source shared with us today that both Teresa and Joe are trying to be strong for their girls, but it’s definitely a struggle. Teresa will get to chat with her daughters today and see them already this weekend. Plus, the rumors of an early birthday party for Gia were true.
It looks like Teresa Giudice might not be spending the whole year of 2015 in federal prison. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star’s lawyer spoke out this morning about Teresa’s last hours as a free woman and when we can expect her back home with her family.
Teresa will have to serve at least 85% of her 15 months, so her attorney James J. Leonard Jr. shared this morning that she may be out by year’s end. “We project she will be home sometime before Christmas.”
Our inside sources (not the same one who confirmed that they’d heard the raid story was true..we’re no longer taking tips from that one) shared with us that most of the stories written about Teresa’s final days before heading off to serve her 15 month sentence were totally fabricated. “So much out there about Teresa’s last days. Radar never has the right info! I can tell you first hand what’s been going on.”
According to NorthJersey.com, cars are being turned away already today. They report that federal employees are blocking access to the road leading up to the Danbury prison in Danbury, Connecticut, making it nearly impossible for anyone to capture Teresa’s arrival. “On Sunday afternoon, a white unmarked car with federal plates guarded Pembroke Road, which leads from Route 37 to the prison, sending unauthorized vehicles back out to the main road. Only a small sliver of the prison complex — mostly an area with high-intensity lights — is visible from Route 37.”
The polls are closed and the votes are tallied in our First Annual Reality Tea Readers’ Choice Awards! Stay tuned today as we unveil the winners for each of the categories you voted in over the past two weeks. Some of the results might really surprise you!
FORMER REAL HOUSEWIFE YOU WISH WOULD RETURN: JILL ZARIN
Jill won this by just 34 votes! She beat out Camille Grammer by a hair. A few notable write-ins were Joyce Giraud, Taylor Armstrong, and Kim Zolciak.
See the Runners Up in order of votes received below!