Teresa Giudice On
Possible Jail Time: "I
Can't Fall Apart, I
Have My Daughters"
Although Teresa Giudice's trial for federal charges of tax fraud has been pushed back until February 2014, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star is still dealing with the ongoing legal drama. Tomorrow, she and husband Joe Giudice will appear on a special episode of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live to talk about the trial.
"I can't fall apart," Teresa tells host Andy Cohen about how she's coping. "I have my daughters, they mean the world to me."
Both Joe and Teresa face prison sentences if they are convicted of the charges. They are accused of lying on tax forms and using those forms to get huge loans. Joe, who was born in Italy and never became a US citizen, could also get deported.
Teresa is trying to focus on their four girls as they deal with the legal fallout. "Maybe something that my daughters can learn from this is, ‘My mom was really strong through all this. You know, she was there for us.’ I hope they will always have that with them."
The Giudices were able to appear on Watch What Happens Live after a judge ruled that the couple cannot go outside the states of New York and New Jersey. The chat show tapes in New York City.
Behind the scenes, RHONJ is also facing some shakeups in the cast. Original cast member Caroline Manzo will be leaving to pursue a spinoff that focuses on her family, and there are rumors that Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile may be demoted to "friends of Housewives" status or asked to leave completely.
Caroline's sister, Dina Manzo, might also return to the show after quitting several seasons ago. Dina and Caroline have had a falling out over Dina's friendship with Teresa.
Before their indictments, Joe and Teresa were reportedly trying to secure a spinoff of their own.