The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice has kept a low profile since pleading guilty to four federal fraud charges on March 4. But now, as her Sept. 23 sentencing approaches, the mom-of-four is letting down her guard in an exclusive interview with In Touch — and opening up about possibly going to prison and being separated from her family.
“No one can ever prepare themselves to go to prison,” Teresa exclusively shares in the new issue of In Touch. “More importantly, how could I ever prepare myself to be away from my kids? It’s too terrifying for me to even think about.”
Teresa admits her ultimate nightmare will come true if she’s forced to trade life with her daughters, Gia, 13, Gabriella, 9, Milania, 8, and Audriana, 4, for time in a women’s prison. “I’ve had many sleepless nights worrying about being separated from my family,” she admits. “My family is my everything.”
But Teresa says their hellish ordeal has helped the family grow closer than ever. “Especially with the death of Joe’s dad,” she tells In Touch, explaining how the girls’ “Nonno Franco” suddenly passed at only 63 years old. “But what does not kill you makes you stronger,” she adds. “I am here 100 percent for my poor honey and he for me.”