Teresa Giudice was finally granted permission to visit her husband, Joe Giudice, in prison — and In Touch can exclusively reveal the Real Housewives of New Jersey star turned it into a family affair, even taking her daughters, Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana, out of school for the occasion.
"It was important to Teresa that the girls see their father,” an insider exclusively reveals. “There were a lot of tears and hugs. Joe was very emotional and there was also a lot of laughter."
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Teresa’s visitation rights were delayed due to her criminal record, though Joe's other family members — including his mother and siblings — had already stopped by the facility in Fort Dix, N.J.
The insider adds the mother-of-four also made it a point to fill her husband in on the behind-the-scenes drama happening with her Bravo costars.
Joe surrendered for his 41-month sentence on March 23, but may be released after 35 months for good behavior.
In Touch previously reported Joe is working as a maintenance worker and befriended fellow Bravolebrity Apollo Nida before the Real Housewives of Atlanta star was placed in solitary confinement.