Teresa Giudice
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- "Reunion" -- Pictured: Teresa Giudice (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/Bravo)

Teresa Giudice Opens Up About Losing Her Mother, Joe’s Prison Sentence, & Her Upcoming Book

To say that Teresa Giudice has had a tough year would definitely be an understatement. Whether you’re a fan of hers or not, you have to admit that she’s gone through a lot. She is a single parent now that her husband Joe Giudice is serving his prison sentence for fraud, her mother passed away, and I’m sure that she is dealing with a lot of drama as a Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member.

The one bright side of all this is that she has a lot of material to work with, not only for a reality TV show, but also for another book.


Teresa opened up about her upcoming book Standing Strong in a recent interview with People. The RHONJ star admitted, “This has been a very difficult year for me, with losing my mother and having my husband in prison.” That would be a lot for anyone to deal with let alone someone on a popular TV show.

She added,  “I found that writing this book and talking about everything I was going through was very therapeutic for me. I think this is a natural sequel to Turning the Tables, as it chronicles my life after I came home from Danbury [Federal Correctional Institution]. It in essence picks up where the last book left off.””

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Teresa confessed, “Writing this particular book has been very emotional and personal for me as I am going to depths that I have never gone to in previous books.”

Teresa admitted that she feels “incomplete” with Joe gone. The girls miss him of course, but they’re handling it well. “They’re doing good,” she said. “I’m sure it wasn’t easy, but a little easier because they went through it with me so they know what to expect. But they miss him tremendously, they always say we miss dad. They miss him. You can feel his absence, our family’s definitely incomplete without him.”


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