In Touch has learned that Teresa Giudice, 43, plans to open a restaurant once she’s done with house arrest in February.
“It will keep her busy while Joe [her husband, who’s due to begin his 41-month prison sentence in March] is away,” a source explains. “She learned about running a big kitchen while in prison and thinks she could incorporate that into her story line for the show.”
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Teresa and Joe Giudice. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The source also notes that Teresa is considering different locations around the Garden State and thinks her time behind bars will be a benefit.
“Teresa is determined to make something positive out of her experience,” the source says of the best-selling cookbook author.
Joe and Teresa with their daughters. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was released from prison on Dec. 23 after serving 11 months on fraud charges.
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