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After serving nearly a year in prison, Teresa Giudice was ready for a fresh start.
In an exclusive clip of Sunday's episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Giudice and former best friend Jacqueline Laurita make an extremely awkward attempt at burying the hatchet on New Year's Eve – just days after Giudice returned home from prison.
In fact, it's Giudice, 44, who wants to mend fences, telling new Housewife Dolores Catania: "You never know, maybe we can rekindle our friendship – new year, new beginnings."
Teresa Giudice has been home for nearly seven months now, but the emotions surrounding the end of her 11-month prison sentence are still very much close to the surface.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star shed some light on how she felt watch Sunday's season 7 premiere in a blog posted Monday on Bravo's website.
"Watching this episode wasn't easy," she wrote. "It made me cry. Seeing Joe and my daughters waiting for me while I drove home with Jim brought back a lot of tough memories. It was surreal to watch. I had waited for that moment for 11 and a half months and felt like it was a dream. I still do."
Before she left prison, Teresa Giudice sent a mysterious note to former best friend – and longtime enemy – Jacqueline Laurita.
The revelation came on the season 7 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which also detailed Giudice's emotional reunion with husband Joe Giudice and daughters Gia, Milania, Audriana and Gabriella.
"It felt like a bad dream. All of it."
That's what Teresa Giudice had to say about her 11 months in prison in the opening moments of the season 7 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
"I was very naïve. I won't be naïve anymore," she explained. "I learned my lesson. I won't make the same mistake twice."