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How Giudice Family Life Will Change When Teresa Goes to Prison | Andy Cohen, Joe Giudice, Teresa Giudice

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How Giudice Family Life Will Change When Teresa Goes to Prison

Originally posted 10/07/2014 08:20PM

With Teresa Giudice scheduled to report to prison on Jan. 5 to serve a 15-month sentence for fraud charges, the mom of four is focusing on her husband and daughters before the family is split up.

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Teresa Speaks for the First Time Since Sentencing: It's Time for Me to Wake Up | Andy Cohen, Joe Giudice, Teresa Giudice

Teresa Giudice Speaks for the First Time Since Being Sentenced: It's Time for Me to Wake Up

Originally posted 10/06/2014 09:35PM

In her first interview since being sentenced to 15 months in prison for fraud, Teresa Giudice stated that while she was "not trying to keep up with the Joneses," it was time for her "to wake up."

"I do need to read things [and] understand things before I sign them," Giudice said Monday night on a special Watch What Happens Live in which she and her husband, Joe – who was sentenced to 41 months in jail – were interviewed by Andy Cohen.

"I'm a trustworthy person and sometimes I take what other people say … I can't do that anymore."

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RHONJ: Whom Did Dina Manzo Ask to 'Pack Their Bags' and Leave Florida?

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RHONJ: Whom Did Dina Manzo Ask to 'Pack Their Bags' and Leave Florida?

Originally posted 10/05/2014 09:45PM

While Teresa Giudice continues to make headlines off-screen after being sentenced to 15 months in prison for fraud, The Real Housewives of New Jersey continue to create their own drama on-screen.

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Teresa Giudice 'Not Doing Well' After Sentencing, Says Source

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UpdatePosted 10/05/2014 06:40AM

Teresa Giudice 'Not Doing Well' After Sentencing, Says Source

Originally posted 10/05/2014 02:00PM

Just three days after being sentenced to 15 months in prison, it appeared to be show business as usual for The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice, who stepped out for a RHONJ reunion taping in New York City on Sunday morning.

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Why the Giudices Are Being Sent to Jail

Why Teresa and Joe Giudice Are Being Sent to Jail

Originally posted 10/03/2014 10:00AM

It doesn't pay not to pay – and to try to cheat the system.

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Judge on Teresa Giudice's 15-Month Prison Sentence: 'I Need to Send a Message'

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UpdatePosted 10/01/2014 04:45PM

Teresa Giudice Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison on Fraud Charges

Originally posted 10/02/2014 01:25PM

Teresa Giudice will serve 15 months in prison for fraud, Judge Esther Salas announced Thursday. Her husband, Joe Giudice, will serve 41 months.

"For a moment I thought about probation … but I think a period of confinement is absolutely necessary in this case," the judge told Teresa. "I don't honestly believe that you understand or respect the law. I need to send a message. In the eyes of the law, it doesn't matter who you are. There are consequences to pay."

Teresa, 42, also received two years probation and will surrender for her sentence Jan. 5 so she can spend the holidays with her family. The couple have four daughters, Audriana, 5, Milania, 8, Gabriella, 9, and Gia, 13.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars' legal troubles came to a head in July 2013, when they were charged in a 39-count indictment that included conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.

After originally pleading not guilty to all charges, they then changed their plea to guilty in March.

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RHONJ: Amber Marchese's Husband Accuses Nicole Napolitano's Boyfriend of Being Unfaithful

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RHONJ: Amber Marchese's Husband Accuses Nicole Napolitano's Boyfriend of Being Unfaithful

Originally posted 09/28/2014 10:15PM

The Real Housewives of New Jersey went in search of alligators as part of their girls' trip to Florida on Sunday night, but Amber Marchese's husband, Jim, had the biggest bite of them all.

"Better watch out for the gators," Kathy Wakile wisely told her sister, Rosie Pierri, as she showed her the new house she was building. "And I'm not even talkin' about the ones in the Everglades."

"Don't you sing or something?" Rosie asked, looking directly at Kevin Jonas, who co-owns a construction company and is helping to build the Wakile family's new home.

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Jacqueline Returns to RHONJ: What Did Her Texts to Teresa Say? | Jacqueline Laurita

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RHONJ Recap: Jacqueline Laurita Returns, Shares Her Emotional Texts to Teresa

Originally posted 09/21/2014 09:55PM

Jacqueline's back!

Sunday's The Real Housewives of New Jersey featured the return of former housewife Jacqueline Laurita, who emotionally admitted to reaching out twice to her BFF-turned-enemy Teresa Giudice. But, she said she received little response in return.

"You are weighing heavily on my mind," said Laurita, reading from one of two lengthy texts she had sent Giudice to former housewife Kathy Wakile. "You were like a sister to me … I wish I could be there to hug you."

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RHONJ Recap: Housewife Amber Marchese Shares Stressful Medical News

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UpdatePosted 09/15/2014 07:30AM

RHONJ Recap: Breast Cancer Survivor Amber Marchese Shares Stressful News Following Checkup

Originally posted 09/14/2014 10:05PM

Things got real for The Real Housewives of New Jersey Sunday night.

Breast cancer survivor Amber Marchese received stressful news after going to see her doctor for her five-year checkup.

"This is always a time of stress … you always fear the worst," Marchese said at church during Lent before her tests. "I'm always praying I'm healthy and have a long life with my children."

However, "the tests were inconclusive," an emotional Marchese told her husband after her doctor called about her bloodwork. "He wanted me to return for more testing … that's never happened. If I have a relapse, it doesn't look so good. You know that."

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RHONJ: 'I'm Numb,' Says Teresa Giudice After Pleading Guilty in Court

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RHONJ: 'I'm Numb,' Says Teresa Giudice After Pleading Guilty in Court

Originally posted 09/07/2014 11:40PM

After months of reading about the legal woes facing Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe – including her pleading guilty to four counts of fraud – viewers were finally able to see the drama that went on behind the scenes on Sunday's Real Housewives of New Jersey.

The most heartbreaking moment came when the Giudices' 13-year-old daughter, Gia, broke down, telling her mother she understood everything that was happening.

"I obviously know what's going on," Gia said. "I'm old enough to understand."

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