Teresa and Joe were able to hold onto their mansion during their bankruptcy filing after the trustee found it to be worth less than than the couple owed and not a viable option to satisfy outstanding debts. With their bankruptcy dismissed and the couple still owing $13.5 million as if they never filed, and their sentencing scheduled for October 2nd, the couple needs to do all they can to lessen their financial burden.
With all of her legal issues and the major changes facing her family, Teresa Giudice may be ready to step back from the spotlight!
She is ambivalent about leaving Real Housewives of New Jersey behind but does not deny that she may be ready. “I don’t know the future,” Teresa admits. “No one knows what’s going to happen a year from now. I might get another job, who knows?” There have been rumors before that once Joe Giudice heads to prison Teresa will be getting a spinoff, there are also rumors that she’s looking to branch out into a lifestyle/cooking show that would be an extension of her Fabulicious brand, which now also includes desserts and gelato.
Lucky gal Teresa gets more time to spend with her doting husband Joe, but also more time to fret and worry over the possibility of winding up in prison! And that makes Teresa sad, because she doesn’t think they let you bring your shiny, sequined bikini collection to the slammer… She’s watched OITNB – she knows!
As the Real Housewives of New Jersey star faces the very real possibility that she could be headed for prison, Teresa admits she’s petrified and not coping well. “No one can ever prepare themselves to go to prison,” she acknowledges. “More importantly, how could I ever prepare myself to be away from my kids? It’s too terrifying for me to even think about.”
Well, it looks like Apollo Nida is the only RH star that will be sentenced for fraud charges on July 8th! The U.S. Attorney's office confirmed today that sentencing for The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Joe and Teresa Giudice has been pushed back to September 23rd, 2014.
The move has nothing to do with yesterday's death of Joe's dad Frank. The U.S. attorney's office confirms that the schedule change is due to an administrative issue and Rebekah Carmichael of the U.S. Attorney's Office shared, "It was not moved because of any other factor."
Like her or love her, no one can deny that Teresa Giudice has had one helluva an interesting life! Between her felonious husband, to her feuding family, to her experiences on Real Housewives of New Jersey, to raising Milania! to her own experiences as a soon-to-be-con, she's lived through it.
Sources say Teresa, a savvy business woman despite her pre-school vocabulary, is "working furiously" to write a shocking tell-all about her scandalous life! “She’s been approached and offered big money for her tell-all," a source reveals to Radar Online. "There are a lot of publishers who want to get her locked down and make sure they have the book in-house.”
They say you can't take it with you, so you might as well spend it, right? That seems to be the Giudice's train of thought at least. The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple doesn't seem the least bit faced by the umpteen fraud charges and potential jail time they are facing. Instead, Teresa and Juicywant to make sure that everyone knows they are still the highest rollers in the Garden State…at least as far as their Bravo counterparts are concerned!
The pair recently celebrated daughter Milania's first communion, and Tre and Joe spared no expense at the after-party which included a custom gown for the guest of honor and–thankfully–no family drama. Teresa's sister-in-law (and former nemesis) Melissa Gorga even shared pictures of the happy occasion on Instagram. At least that's a plus!
The couple is still hoping Teresa will be able to avoid jail time and in the meantime are putting on a happy front. With Real Housewives of New Jersey starting days after Teresa's sentence is handed down, one of Bravo's most recognizable stars has been suspiciously absent from any network events – even skipping the Upfronts. (Somewhere Melissa Gorga is doing a happy dance that she is finally number 1! Let's hope Poison didn't take any business tips from his brother-in-law. RHONJ season 9 – Can I borrow your leopard print prison jumpsuit when you're done with it?)