Well, folks, the controversial three-part series catching up with the Giudice family since Teresa Giudice’sJanuary incarceration is here. Who’s watching? Since we here at RT pledge to bring you the latest reality news – whatever that news may be – we’ll be recapping the Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In each week. Admittedly, this series has a lot of us questioning just how far Bravo will go to expose/support/capitalize on the misdeeds and fallout of Joeand Teresa’s crimes, as well as the sad after-effects these crimes have had on their four daughters: Gia (14), Gabriella (10), Milania (9), and Audriana (5). So, let’s take a look at how this all shakes out…
In our first shot, we’re told the series was filmed six months into Teresa’s prison sentence. Joe, who is currently without a driver’s license (due to previous suspension) counts on his side of the family to help out with the bulk of carting his daughters around, and for emotional support. As he prepares breakfast for the girls, Milania steps in to cooks the sausages. Joe says this has been the hardest year of his life with the passing of his father and Teresa’s imprisonment. He thinks Teresa is proud of his efforts at home, though, because if not, she would have probably sent him divorce papers by now.
14-year-old Gia Giudice, the eldest of Teresa and Joe Giudice‘s 4 daughters, is very aware of all the changes taking place in her life. As her mother prepares to return home from a year-long prison stint, Gia’s father Joe prepares to ‘go away’ to federal prison for 41 months. Following that Joe could face deportation as he is not a US Citizen.
“It could be worse,” acknowledges Gia; trying to keep a positive attitude. “My mom doesn’t want me or anyone to get emotional, so I try my best just to keep it all together.”
Teresa Giudiceis still serving her prison sentence, after being convicted of fraud over one year ago, and while she’s been locked up, her husband Joe has had to take care of the household. That includes making the money, which is why Joe and the kids will be seen in their own spin-off very soon. But just because she’s in the slammer, doesn’t mean that Teresa hasn’t been thinking about her next paycheck.
In fact, rumors have been buzzing for some time about whether or not Giudice would be heading back to The Real Housewives of New Jersey once she is released. But it appears that is not all that Giudice has been planning – she’s also planning to do a post prison interview. And in typical Giudice fashion, she is also planning to cash in big time for the interview!
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“You may remember I did this show – this little show on a major network – called TheCelebrity Apprentice,” said Lisa. “The year that I did it, it was definitely, because of me, called Celebrity Fight Club because I hated everyone. What makes it worse for the women celebrities is that we have to spend two hours in hair and makeup every day because we look so bedraggled. One morning, like six weeks into the show, I am super tired and at 4 a.m. my makeup artist comes in and she goes, ‘Lisa, listen to this, everyone in wardrobe is saying Teresa – From the Real Housewives, who was also on the show with me. You know, the one in jail now. – is definitely pregnant because her stomach appears to be getting bigger.’ I’m like, ‘I need to investigate this because I need to be in on all the tea, honey.'”
Melissa Gorga shared the photo above, showing of Audriana’s many balloons and two cakes (plus cupcakes!). One of those cakes was of course a Frozen-themed one! Melissa wrote, “Happy birthday Beautiful Audriana we love you so much…”
From looking at the video, we’ll get a glimpse into how Teresa has helped to keep her household running from prison while Joe does the heavy lifting in person. Joe has his hands full with four busy girls, but it looks like he’s gotten some family support from his in-laws, Joe and Melissa Gorga.