06:52 PM EDT 11/25/2014
Originally posted 10/08/2014 07:45PM
While Teresa Giudice may have pleaded guilty to bank and wire fraud charges in connection to a long-running financial conspiracy with husband Joe Giudice, her former attorney Jim Kridel – who represented the couple back in 2010 in their original bankruptcy case – says it's possible she may have committed the crimes unknowingly.
"I did not believe that Teresa was all that knowledgeable about any of the finances of her family until ultimately she became the breadwinner," Kridel tells PEOPLE.
"Everyone seems to blame her that she knew or should have known. I don't find that to be true in real life, though," he says. "People come in and sign tax returns quite often, and the spouse who is not in charge of the finances has no information. They just do what the accountant tells them."
Originally posted 10/06/2014 01:15PM
It's been a rough week for the Giudice household.
But in spite of Teresa and Joe's prison sentences, one family member is putting on a seriously brave face throughout the ordeal: the eldest of their four daughters, Gia, 13.
"She was like, 'It's going to be okay,' " Teresa told Andy Cohen in the exclusive one-on-one sit-down with the Giudices on a Watch What Happens Live special airing Monday night.
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.
Originally posted 10/01/2014 01:00PM
There's a new housewife in Hotlanta – and one Southern belle is missing from the lineup.
Porsha Williams will only have a "recurring role" in the new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Bravo announced Wednesday.
Williams infamously fought with frenemy Kenya Moore during the spring taping of the reunion special, and their brawl landed her in jail on a battery charge.
Now, the network says, the ex-wife of football player Kordell Stewart is "enjoying a fresh chapter in her life" as a single woman and entertainment correspondent on Dish Nation.
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."
Originally posted 09/11/2014 07:50PM
Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson laughed off recent stories revealing that her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Brooks Ayers, admitted to cheating on her – on an alleged video.
Originally posted 09/11/2014 10:15AM
Apollo, no he didn't.
Originally posted 09/09/2014 09:10PM
Taraji P. Henson's acting career is impressive, but she says she still gets treated like a wannabe.
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."
Originally posted 09/05/2014 06:30PM
It won't be long before the ladies – and the drama – of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are back.
"We're still filming. We're right in the thick of it," Kyle Richards tells PEOPLE about Season 5 of the reality show. "I think it's going to be a very exciting season. There's some new people on the show that we already have existing relationships with."
Although Richards, 45, remains tight-lipped about who is joining the Housewives cast, she says not everyone is getting along.
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