Teresa Giudice hasn’t even been out of prison for two months, and already, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star is preparing to say “goodbye” yet again. Following the completion of her 15-month prison term, Teresa Giudice’s husband, Joe, is nearing the start of his own sentence.
In less than one month, Teresa Giudice’s husband will begin serving a 41-month term for crimes of bank and wire fraud, and according to Radar Online, cameras will be rolling as he and Teresa Giudice part ways.
“Cameras will of course document the final moments at home as he says good-bye to [Teresa Giudice] and the girls,” an insider revealed to the outlet on February 17.
— E! Online (@eonline) February 10, 2016
Since Teresa Giudice was released from the Federal Correctional Facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the reality star and mother of four has been filming for the upcoming seventh season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which was put in hiatus after her January, 2015, start date.
According to the report, Bravo is filming the footage of Teresa Giudice and her husband saying their goodbyes for the upcoming seventh season. As fans will recall, Teresa Giudice’s family filmed scenes for a three-part special last year, as she remained behind bars, and the documentary eventually aired on Bravo with the title, The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In.
Throughout the seventh season of the Bravo reality show, fans will see tons of heartfelt moments between Teresa Giudice and daughters Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana, but when it comes to Joe’s arrival to the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey, which is located about two hours away from the family’s home in Montville, that moment will not be seen.
“Joe doesn’t want a lot of hoopla as he goes in,” the source explained.
Instead, the footage will focus on the moments leading up to Joe’s incarceration, which are expected to include a “very intimate” family dinner with guests, including Teresa Giudice’s brother, Joe Gorga, and his wife, Melissa Gorga, and a final night at home with their daughters.
“The network hopes the tender family time will result in big ratings,” a source said.
— E! Online (@eonline) February 12, 2016
As for how Teresa Giudice’s relationship is with Melissa Gorga, whom she’s feuded on and off with for years, the two women appear to be doing well. However, Melissa wasn’t one of Teresa Giudice’s visitors in prison, as she reportedly sent in her request to approved for her guest list too late.
“By the time she sent [her request] in, it was like three months later, and my list was full at the time. I took my brother-in-law Pete off the list to add my brother,” Teresa Giudice explained, according to a report by the Daily Dish.
That said, Teresa Giudice admitted they weren’t quite best friends when her sentence began.
“When I left, obviously, things weren’t the greatest between Melissa and I. Me and my brother were laughing about it, it was a scene that we already filmed [for the upcoming seventh season of RHONJ], and I said to him, ‘I really didn’t want to spend five hours sitting with Melissa and chatting with her in the visiting room,’ and we laughed about it.”
Teresa Giudice and the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, including Melissa Gorga and Jacqueline Laurita, will return to Bravo for Season 7 later this year. Thus far, the remainder of the cast has yet to be announced, and a premiere date has not yet been set.
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