From Housewife to the Big House and Back Again: Teresa Giudice's Emotional Journey

The new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo, beginning with Giudice's return from prison. Here's a look back at her whirlwind journey – and what to expect this season

BUILDING HER CAREER

After giving birth to fourth daughter Audriana, Teresa got herself a new body – upping from an A cup to a C – and a new career as a cookbook author. Her first book, Skinny Italian, published in May 2010, became a New York Times Best-Seller, as did her two follow-ups. She also released a cocktail and hair-care line, but her sudden success caused friction among her cast mates. As new Housewives – including her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and cousin Kathy Wakile – joined the show, Giudice fought with them too, prompting former friend Jacqueline Laurita to Tweet, "Teresa is scum!"