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

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Updated: Friday Oct 03, 2014 | 11:00 AM EDT By: Maria Yagoda & K.C. Blumm


Her husband, whom she married in 1999, began his 41-month prison sentence in March 2016, after turning himself into the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix for fraud. Giudice's primary concern has been maintaining stability for her four daughters – Gia, 15, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 6. "I think about it like there's people in the military that are not there for everything," she told PEOPLE. "Of course he would be there if he could … as long as we have our health, that's all that matters. When you have your health, you have everything."  But it hasn't been easy: While discussing her husband's prison sentence in a July ABC News interview, she teared up and turned away from the cameras. "I'm getting emotional," she said. "No, I think our future is not uncertain," Giudice added, after gaining composure. "He's gonna be home, we're gonna be together, and that's that I'm looking forward to."