Teresa Giudice is trying to unload her Jersey Shore vacation home at a loss as the Real Housewives of New Jersey star prepares for what could be a lengthy prison term — and possibly a baby.
But with just a little more than two weeks until she learns her fate, rumors say that Giudice is hoping that a pregnancy can keep her from prison.
Teresa and husband Joe Giudice are awaiting sentencing for their guilty pleas to mortgage and wire fraud, and have already listed their 10,000 square-foot estate in Towaco, New Jersey, for just a shade under $4 million. Now they have added their Manahawkin, New Jersey beach home as well, and they appear wiling to take a loss.
The couple is asking $315,000 for the vacation home, slashed from the $375,000 they had been seeking when it was listed between November 2009 and February 2010. They bought the home back in 2005 for $347,000.
As Variety notes, even at the reduced price the house appears far from a steal:
Current listing details describe the existing, 1,350-square-foot residence as a “Contemporary five Bedroom and two Bath Ranch” but, let’s be honest, children, there’s nothing contemporary or ranch about this outlandishly embellished home of prodigiously ambiguous architectural style. The existing dwelling, four miles from the beach in the Beach Haven West area, was originally built in 1970s and was last renovated by the Giudices after Hurricane Sandy mercilessly ripped through the area in 2012.
There may be a good reason that Joe and Teresa Giucide need money. As they await their October 2 sentencing date, the couple is reportedly expecting another baby. Rumors that Teresa Giudice is pregnant have been spreading in recent weeks, and the cover of the newest In Touch Weekly declares that the Real Housewives star is indeed expecting.
Teresa had addressed previous pregnancy rumors, denying the reports when they came up a few weeks ago.
“Teresa does not know if she is going to prison and would not have [a] baby, nor would anybody, under the circumstances described,” said the Giudice’s crisis manager Wendy Feldman.
Teresa Giudice has not addressed the latest rumors that she is pregnant, but the response would likely be the same.
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