They laugh, they catch up a little, and then Andy mentions, the last time he saw her, it didn’t seem like Teresa was preparing herself for prison. “No, not at all,” she admits. “I was just in the moment and focusing on my daughters. I felt like I was dying. In reality, that’s who I felt. I wanted to, every weekend, do something special with them. Especially with my little baby. I did not want her to forget me.”
As “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member,Teresa Giudice, tries tonestle back into her life, after spending nearly a year in prison on numerous fraud charges, she decided to video herself sharing an uplifting message to all of her supporters.
In typical Teresa fashion, she appeared upbeat and optimistic. Sporting a completely made up face and a holiday backdrop that featured a towering decorated tree and entryway, Teresa wanted to assure her fans that all was well on the Giudice estate. “Hi everyone, I’m back! I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year,” Teresa said in an exclusive video message to Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “It’s gonna be a great 2016. Love, love, love you all.”
Pay attention PUH-LEAZE! Teresa Giudice will be released from prison on December 23rd, which means in 2 days’ time. Yay – it’s a golden, leopard-print, CHARGE IT! Christmas at the Giudices once again. Let’s just hope Melissa Gorga doesn’t f–k up and bring sprinkle cookies because in times of celebration – like when your sister-in-law gets sprung – only a pignoli cookie will do!
“… she’s getting released on Dec. 23, I don’t know exactly what time. I will be picking her up and driving her home,” Teresa’s attorney James Leonard Jr. confirmed. Teresa served 11 1/2 months of a 15 month sentence at Danbury Federal Correctional Institute. She received early release as a first-time, non-violent offender, who exhibited good behavior.
Despite her release the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star isn’t free as a bird! Teresa is required to wear an electronic ankle monitoring device and will be on “home confinement until Feb. 5.”
Teresa Giudice can barely construct the ingredientzes of a sentence, but she’s about to be a published author once again! Teresa’s prison memoir, titled ‘Turning The Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again‘ will be released this February and is being touted as an exposé on her life in prison and a glimpse at the real Teresa that reality TV cameras haven’t shown.
Despite a court report stipulating that federal prosecutors were lawfully allowed to seize Teresa Giudice‘s assets to satisfy her restitution debts, Teresa’s out-spoken attorney James L. Leonard Jr. denies that’s that the case!
Teresa relinquished her 2005 Maserati (why she still had that when she was $13 million in debt is a complete mystery!) along with a portion of her RHONJ paychecks to satisfy her restitution debts to the feds.
On Friday, federal prosecutors obtained the rights to seize the Giudice’s property or cash in order to satisfy their outstanding restitution debts. Teresa owes the federal government $414,588 as part of her sentence for mortgage and bankruptcy fraud.
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.