Teresa Giudice Recalls The Heartbreaking Moment She Left Her Daughters For Prison

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It sounds like Teresa Giudice‘s new memoir is a tearjerker.

On Monday, Tre released an exclusive excerpt of Turning The Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back to People, and in the emotional section, she revealed what it was like to leave her four young daughters for 15-months of jail time.

Naturally, her kids did NOT take the news well.

Related: Teresa Can Finally Leave The House!

According to Giudice, she told her babies she’d be leaving the NIGHT BEFORE her sentence as to not prolong their pain. Plus, to make matters worse, the momma had to depart in the middle of the night due to the insane amount of paparazzi following her every move.

Upon telling the girls, they all broke down in hysterics:

“I told the girls, ‘Mommy has to leave.’ ‘When?’ asked Milania. ‘Tonight,’ I told them. Gabriella, who was 10 at the time, got so hysterical, she couldn’t even breathe. She usually held her feelings inside, but now she was inconsolable… Audriana, my baby, who was only 5 at the time, started to cry. Huge, heaving sobs. Then Milania, who was 8 at the time, started up, followed by Gia, then finally, me and Joe. We lay there, a tangled mess of arms and legs, hugging each other and crying. Me, Joe and Gia, bless her heart, tried to calm the little ones down as best we could. This was tearing my heart out, but I didn’t let them see that. I couldn’t. I had to be strong for them.”

Aw, how heartbreaking! We’re just glad the author is now back home with her family… that’s where she belongs!

The brunette added:

“But as I held my girls and kissed them on their cheeks and on their foreheads, I started to get mad. Instead of having more time with my babies, I had to leave for prison in the middle of the night while they were sleeping ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ because of the paparazzi. This is how bad things had gotten. This whole thing was totally out of control. How had it come to this?”

How frustrating.

Following the drama of that terrible night, Teresa vowed to change her life for the better. It’s good to see she’s keeping that promise so far!

So, what do YOU think of the excerpt? Will YOU be picking up her new book??

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Feb 8, 2016 12:07pm PDT

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