NJ Housewife Teresa Giudice

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Now that recent ‘get out of jail, free’ card holder Teresa Giudice is back in the bosom of her family after spending nearly a year in lock-down on fraud charges, inquiring minds want to know, has she been gallivanting around town?  Well the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, who is under house arrest, spent intimate time with her four daughters, hubby Joe and extended family members over the holiday and now, she is reportedly trying to get her outside life back on track. 

Whenever Teresa wants to leave her home, she must first have the Bureau of Prisons sign off on the request according to a source who spoke to People Magazine.  “She asks permission to go places.  The probation officer then gives her the parameters of that. He will ask her which stores she is going to and then says, ‘You can go from this time to this time.’ She can go to work, go to the doctor or go see her lawyer – all with the officer’s permission.”  Reportedly, if Teresa needs to travel to New York City for RHONJ, she can, as  long as the trip is work-related.  However, if she wants to travel elsewhere, she’ll have to put the brakes on those plans, until after her house arrest ends on February 5 of next year.

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How sweet it is! Real Housewives of New Jersey star in-absentia, Teresa Giudice is reportedly back in the bosom of her family after serving nearly one year behind bars on fraud charges. The raven-haired reality star was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT. in the wee hours of Wednesday morning to serve the remainder of her 15-month term in the confinement of her Jersey manse. A procession of black SUV’s arrived at the Giudice home at 7:30 am and Teresa was met with warm and fuzzy greetings hanging from her front door, one of which read, “We missed you.” Teresa will now be able to celebrate the holidays with her husband Joe, four girls and the rest of her lively family.

According to a close family source who spoke to People Magazine, Teresa is “Thrilled that she is finally going home.” Upon her release, Teresa was met by her lawyer, James J. Leonard, Jr., who also confirmed the fact that she left the minimum security prison.   After vetting and signing a slew of mandatory release forms, Teresa officially kicked to the curb, her drab elastic-waist khakis and poly-blend button-down shirt mandatory prison attire at 5:01 am but was delayed until 5:30 am.  

Is Teresa Giudice about to follow in the spin-off footsteps of Bethenny Frankel?

According to Popeater, Bravo executives are discussing the possibility of giving the Real Housewives of New Jersey break out star, albeit for all the wrong reasons, her own solo show.

“If they can give Bethenny her own show you can bet that they will give Teresa one,” a TV insider tells Popeater. “You can’t come up with a better script than Teresa’s life. She’s a mother and wife [of Joe] going through financial troubles and having to start all over again. Everyone has been hit hard by this economy and watching Teresa and her family struggle through problems will make for great TV.”

Popeater adds that Teresa has sold more magazines than Bethenny by appearing on the cover, plus her ‘Skinny Italitan’ cookbook is a NY Times bestseller.

However, a Bravo spokesperson failed to confirm or deny the news, simply telling Popeater, “Your Bravo insider has just as much chance of landing a spin-off show as Teresa.”