Teresa Giudice was cutting it close on Thursday night when leaving a party after her first post-prison red carpet appearance. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star still has to adhere to a strict 10 p.m. curfew as a condition of her probation. Rather than go back to jail, Giudice asked her driver to put a rush on her ride home and ended up getting pulled over for speeding, but was able to talk her way out of trouble by explaining to the officer that she was just trying to get home before the clock struck 10.
According to TMZ, Teresa Giudice left the party dangerously close to that curfew time and rather than get busted again, Teresa asked her Uber driver to put the pedal to the metal. The driver was stopped for speeding and Teresa told TMZ that she sweet talked the cop into letting her hurry home. Teresa said she was afraid of violating her probation and ending up in more legal trouble.
Teresa said that she was quick to take the blame for the Uber driver speeding. Giudice said she told the officer it was her fault, she asked the driver to go faster so she wouldn’t arrive home after 10 p.m. Teresa also claims the cop recognized her and understood her dilemma. Not wanting to put the RHONJ star under further stress, he let both Teresa and the Uber driver off the hook with only a warning.
Teresa and her daughter, Gia Giudice, were on the red carpet on Thursday night to celebrate the opening of Melissa Gorga’s fashion boutique, Envy, in Montclair, New Jersey. While they were there, Teresa gave an interview to Entertainment Tonight. It was Teresa’s first red carpet interview since being released from prison just before Christmas.
When asked by Jen Peros how things were going, Teresa Giudice told her, “Everything is going good. Really good.” Gia Giudice also was excited to talk about having Teresa back home and talked to the ET cameras about how nice it is to have her mom back.
Teresa also ran into the E! News cameras while walking the red carpet for the opening of Envy. Giudice told cameras “My background is fashion. I went to school for fashion. I used to work at Macy’s Herald Square in the buying office and I also was on the vendor side.” Teresa was also quick to point out her history of working with both Nine West and Calvin Klein handbags as well.
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Teresa was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, on December 23 after serving just under a year of a 15-month sentence. Her husband, Joe Giudice, is expected to begin his turn serving 41-months at the Federal Correctional Institute in Fort Dix in March. Coincidentally, that is the same low-security prison where Real Housewives of Atlanta husband Apollo Nida is serving out his sentence.
Post-prison, Teresa Giudice is said to be making amends with many Real Housewives of New Jersey co-stars that she didn’t get along with in the past. Teresa is said to be working for her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, as part of her probation requirement to be employed. Also, it was just reported that Teresa and Jacqueline Laurita have cleared the air and are starting over. Teresa and Jacqueline came face to face during some of the first tapings for season 7 of Real Housewives of New Jersey.
All of this change in Teresa’s life should make for a great storyline on the upcoming season 7 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Bravo has been very secretive about plans for the upcoming RHONJ season but we do know the storyline will center around Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga.
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