Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is starting 2015 behind bars. Months after being found guilty of tax fraud, Teresa has officially begun her 15 month sentence. Even though it’s hard to have sympathy for Teresa since she put herself in this position, you have to feel terrible for her four young girls. Not only are they going to be away from their mother for 15 months, but right after she gets out their father Joe Giudice will begin his 41 months behind bars.
According to ABC News
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice reported to prison in Danbury, Connecticut, this morning, beginning her 15-month sentence after pleading guilty to tax fraud.
Giudice’s car ride to Danbury took about 90 minutes, and the group arrived at about 2 a.m., ahead of her 3 a.m. reporting time, James J. Leonard Jr., her attorney, told ABC News.
Giudice, 42, ate at a diner before reporting to prison, he said.
“I think she was anxious to get in, get this thing started, get it behind her, and get back to her family. Her four girls are her primary focus,” Leonard said.
Leonard said Giudice prepared for her time behind bars by corresponding with recently released female prisoners from Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury. She was told to be “friendly but guarded” at the prison, and to savor moments with her family, Leonard said.
“They told her to keep her head up, that she would make it through,” Leonard said.
Giudice will be able to see her relatives as soon as this coming weekend, Leonard said.
Giudice’s husband, Joe, who was sentenced to 3.5 years, will begin his time behind bars when his wife is free. Their sentences were staggered in the interest of the couple’s four young daughters.
No word on if the Real Housewives Of New Jersey will wait until Teresa gets out to start filming the next season, or if she’s getting her sown spinoff once she gets out.