Teresa Giudice and her family are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, but sadly, they won’t be celebrating together. Instead, Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey will be spending the holiday at the Federal Correctional Facility in Danbury, Connecticut, where she is currently serving a 15-month term for charges of bank and wire fraud. Meanwhile, her children and their father, Joe, will be celebrating at their home in Montville, New Jersey.
Teresa Giudice entered prison on January 5 after she and husband Joe pleaded guilty to a number of charges brought against them during an October 2014 hearing. During the same hearing, Joe Giudice was sentenced to 41-months behind bars, a sentence he will begin in early 2016 after Teresa Guidice is released.
Although Teresa Giudice was sentenced to 15 months behind bars, she will only have served about 11 and a half months once she’s released in December.
— Mister Tee (@swwad) November 14, 2015
On November 25, People Magazine revealed Teresa Giudice’s Thanksgiving plans, claiming the reality star doesn’t want to get a visit from her four daughters, Gia, 14, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 9, and Audriana, 6, on the holiday.
“[Teresa Giudice] wants Thanksgiving to be as normal as possible for the girls,” the source explained, adding that Teresa Giudice will likely speak with her girls at some point during the day in a timed phone call.
“[Teresa Giudice] just wants the girls to have a good day,” the source said.
In other Teresa Giudice news, the mother of four will soon release a new book that chronicles her time behind bars. Just last week, the Daily Dish reported news of Teresa Giudice’s upcoming memoir, Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again, which is due to hit stores in 2016.
According to a press release, Teresa Giudice’s book will give fans a “behind-the-scenes look at life in prison, her marriage, her rise to fame, the importance of her family, and the reality TV franchise that made her a household name in her explosive and ultimately uplifting first-ever memoir.”
“People think they know everything about me… but they don’t. Not even close,” Teresa Giudice said in a statement about the memoir. “The world will see a new Teresa. A different Teresa. Well, actually, the Teresa I always was.”
— People magazine (@people) November 25, 2015
Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again will include “memorable moments of [Teresa Giudice’s] prison stay, including the cringe-inducing fistfights she witnessed, the awkward conundrum of being trapped when a fellow inmate had a… guest… over, and the strength she found while confined between four concrete walls,” the report continued.
In addition to her upcoming book release, Teresa Giudice is also expected to return to The Real Housewives of New Jersey for Season 7. Although Bravo has stayed mum on the felon’s return to the reality show, an Entertainment Tonight Online report in September claimed Teresa Giudice was nearly a sure thing, as was her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga.
Jacqueline Laurita was also noted to be “likely to return,” while the Season 6 additions, Amber Marchese, Teresa Aprea, and Nicole Napolitano, had not yet been asked back (Marchese has since confirmed her exit from the series). The same was said for Dina Manzo, who returned to the show for Season 6 but was rumored to have walked away from the network after the season wrapped.
Entertainment Tonight Online went on to reveal that Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri, Teresa Giudice’s cousins, would be back as “friends” of the cast.
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