Teresa Giudice has stepped out in New Jersey for the first time since she was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, where the Real Housewives of New Jersey star served nearly 12 months for crimes of bank and wire fraud.
According to the E! News photos, Teresa Giudice looked happy to be free as she visited a New Jersey grocery store on Monday, December 28. During the outing, the reality star and mother of four wore a long-sleeved gray shirt with a black vest and jeans.
“[Teresa Giudice] was happy to be out shopping and back into her routine. She looks really good. She looks skinnier than before and even though it was just a trip to the grocery store she was in full makeup and her hair was done.”
“[The grocery store] is a great local place where you go to buy inexpensive produce. [Teresa Giudice] loves it and goes with her dad a lot. There and Costco, that’s where she and her dad like to shop together,” a second source added.
As Teresa Giudice shopped for flowers and fresh produce, including fruits, vegetables, milk and nuts, her friend, Dolores Catania, was seen at her side.
— E! Online (@eonline) December 29, 2015
Teresa Giudice was sentenced to 15 months behind bars after pleading guilty to a number of crimes in early 2014. At the same time, her husband, Joe Giudice, received a 41-month prison term, which he will begin serving in March of next year.
During Teresa Giudice’s family’s spinoff, The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In, Joe was seen pointing out the prison where he will do his time to his brother-in-law, Joe Gorga. He also noted March as his start date on the show. Although Teresa Giudice’s family had been at odds with the Gorgas, including Joe’s wife, Melissa, in the past, the families appeared to put their differences aside when Teresa Giudice was behind bars.
— People magazine (@people) December 24, 2015
In other Teresa Giudice news, Joe was reportedly spotted at a strip club just 12 days before she arrived home on December 23. According to an In Touch Weekly report on December 29, Joe spent time at an X-rated Christmas party at the Blue Moon Cabaret in New Paltz, New York.
“This place is as sleazy as a strip club can get,” a source told the magazine, also adding that Joe enjoys strip clubs because “he can find discreet hookups there.”
Teresa Giudice’s husband has been accused of multiple affairs since the two gained fame on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but thus far, Teresa Giudice doesn’t appear to believe a word of what the tabloids are saying. Instead, she remains dedicated to both Joe and their four daughters, Gia, 14, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 6.
Since arriving home last week, Teresa Giudice has been spending tons of time with her family, including her husband, children, brother and sister-in-law.
“She’s doing well. There’s no question she’s spending all the time she can with her family, including her parents,” E! News‘ insider revealed. “She’s savoring being back with everyone.”
Teresa Giudice also spent time playing the game Trouble with her daughters.
“She was just really excited and happy, smiling from ear to ear the whole time,” a source told People Magazine.
Teresa Giudice will return to Bravo in The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 7 sometime in 2016. Thus far, no premiere date has been set, and a Season 7 cast has yet to be determined.
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