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.
While Teresa is trying to make the holidays as normal as possible, she’s worried about Joe managing everything in her absence. Rumors of divorce have swirled, but a source says Teresa and Joe’s marriage is fine, they are just trying to juggle the stressful situations they’re currently dealing with – mainly Teresa’s worries that Joe won’t be able to fulfill the full-time parenting role.
UPDATE: This has been confirmed as a FALSE REPORT. Vicky Hyman of NJ.com writes, “Matt Reilly, the U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman, says his office is continuing to work with the couple to schedule repayment, and has not ordered any such seizure. ‘Anyone went over there under official capacity, it would be under us.'”
The denials continue to pour in regarding an alleged raid on the home of Teresaand Joe Giudice. See the links below. The Sheriff’s office, the US Attorney’s office, Teresa’s lawyer, Joe’s lawyer and more have all firmly stated that no such occurrence took place and say the stories are 100% fabricated.
NeNe shared that the defrauding former Real Housewives Of New Jersey star brought her 4 daughters to a performance of the show and they had a great time. “My girl came to Cinderella last nite with her daughters to support me! I love seeing her. She looks so good & she’s a super strong woman,” NeNe gushed on Instagram.
Apparently in the months since Teresa was sentenced she’s become good friends with the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star, who has been a staunch supporter of Teresa for years. <side eye>
Teresa Giudice is reportedly already in talks with Bravo to star in a cooking show after she gets released from prison, and proving that she’s serious about the venture she has released a video sample of what fans could expect!
Teresa heads to prison on January 5th and she will serve a 15 month sentence for fraud. Although she’s eschewed most media and has refrained from talking about her situation, opting instead to spend time with family and friends, sources say Teresa is still working behind the scenes to salvage what she can from her business ventures and Fabulicious empire.
Teresa claims that her bankruptcy lawyer flubbed their paperwork and failed to disclose things on the documentation. In the suit Teresa says that it was his failure to include important things like rental income, other bank accounts, etc and that’s the reason the investigation got triggered.
However Teresa isn’t the only person suffering – Real Housewives Of New Jersey is reportedly in peril and has no idea if they should continue the show or delay until Teresa is released. Teresa is expected to serve about 13 months of her 15 month sentence pending good behavior, which would put her release date in January 2016.
Teresa recently told Andy Cohen she won’t return to RHONJ, and seemed to be hinting for a post-prison spinoff to coincide with the tell-all she plans to write behind bars. Reports already state that Bravo has been filming Teresa as she prepares for prison and they plan to continue filming Joe Giudice and the girls while Teresa is “away.”
“Obviously any news that is hurtful or horrible to hear is so upsetting,” Gia admits. But she is confident they’ll be fine in the end. “My family is probably one of the strongest families I know, so we’ll get through this.”
No matter what, the pre-teen who grew-up on Real Housewives Of New Jersey, maintains an optimistic outlook.”When it’s over, we’re gonna be better than ever. It’s gonna be OK,” Gia says.