Teresa Giudice could face up to 27 months in prison while her husband, Joe could be incarcerated for 46 months. And now Teresa has opened up in a new interview about her personal struggles with the looming sentencing, which will be delivered in court in September.
The 42-year-old told In Touch ‘No one can prepare themselves to go to prison’ as she discussed how her family is coming to terms this devastating reality. Teresa and Joe Giudice are facing the possibility of hard prison time after pleading guilty to 9 counts of mail, wire, bank and bankruptcy fraud.
‘No one can ever prepare themselves to go to prison,’ The Real Housewives Of New Jersey star told the publication. ‘More importantly, how could I ever prepare myself to be away from my kids?’ ‘It’s too terrifying for me to even think about,’ she added.
The couple have four children Gia (13), Gabriella (9), Milania (8), and Audriana (4).
‘I’ve had many sleepless nights worrying about being separated from my family,’ Teresa confessed. ‘My family is my everything.’ She claims, however, that the ordeal has made her family close: ‘Especially with the death of Joe’s dad.’ ‘But what does not kill you makes you stronger,’ she mused. ‘I am here 100 percent for my poor honey and he for me.’
Since pleading guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges, Teresa’s ‘money stream has dried up’ and her only income is from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, a source told RadarOnline.
‘Her book sales have been very low, and Teresa hasn’t been offered any gigs for paid promotional appearances either,’ the source continued. ‘It’s a foregone conclusion, Teresa absolutely will have to sell her beloved New Jersey mansion. She’s terrified she could end up homeless.’
The opulent $1.7 million estate which Teresa, husband Joe and their four daughters call home holds just $140,000 of equity, with the remaining $1.56 million financed by mortgages, according to TMZ. And bankruptcy judges assessing Teresa and Joe’s wealth concluded that they can pay just $7,500 of their $13 million debts.
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