When Teresa Giudice isn’t promoting her new book Turning the Tables, she is taking in as much family time as possible!
In case you forgot, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star spent nearly a year in prison after she and her husband Joe Giudice were found guilty of fraud. Though the mother-of-four was able to rejoin her brood just in time for the holidays, her man’s March sentence is creeping closer and closer.
In a recent interview with E! News, Tre shared:
“Thank God I was able to be home for Christmas. I mean, it worked out so perfectly. My daughters were so happy. It was the best Christmas ever. I think if I wasn’t there, it would’ve been so devastating. It worked out, I have to say. God loves me and I love Him back.”
Aww! Now that’s what we like to hear.
And it seems Joe and Teresa’s oldest daughter Gia really stepped up during her momma’s absence. Miz Giudice explained:
“She said to me, ‘Mommy, how, like, I can’t believe it, how did you do it all?’ The night before, I was up with Gia, we were wrapping all the gifts, so it was good to bond with her. I could tell she appreciates like everything that I’ve done for her.”
Still, Gia was no replacement for the Bravolebrity at home. The 43-year-old added:
“All the girls, they’ve been attached to me since I’ve been home. Audriana, my baby, gives me kisses every second. It’s like the best feeling.”
Tissues, anyone?? Unfortunately, the girls will be without one of their parents once again when Juicy Joe starts his 41-month sentence in March.
Still, it seems the New Jersey dad is staying strong for his kids. The RHONJ celeb relayed:
“Thank God we have those three months together. I feel bad for my daughters just having to go through this again. That’s what breaks my heart.
He says, ‘I’m gonna do it, I have no choice…we’re gonna get through this.’ So we’re both encouraging each other. Again, it’s bittersweet, you know, coming home and now he has to leave. But, listen, you’re dealt cards and you just gotta, you know, make the best of it.”
We can’t even imagine how hard this whole experience is going to be on their kiddos. As for Joe and Teresa’s relationship? It appears that the reality TV couple are closer than ever.
“It brought us closer, just ’cause he said to me… ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe how much you do,’ like, being a mom. I did everything. I’m very hands-on…Our bond, I feel, is unbreakable. He really was there for me and I’m gonna do the same with him.”
Sniff! We wish Teresa only the best as she continues to bond with her family.
[Image via Teresa Giudice/Instagram.]