She’s ready to spill the tea!
According to the insider, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 45, “plans to reveal what it was really like in the days after Joe went to prison.”
The source tells In Touch that up until now, Teresa has been putting on a happy face to mask the resentment she’s felt toward Joe ever since he entered New Jersey’s Fort Dix Correctional Institution on March 23, 2016, for a 41-month prison sentence for tax fraud.
“She was, and still is, very angry at Joe for putting their family in this position,” the insider says. “She was at the height of her success when everything went down. They went on fabulous vacations and had beautiful cars and jewelry and, most importantly, their freedom. Joe ruined all of that.”
Teresa, who served 11 months in prison for fraud in 2015, has no qualms about expressing her indignation with Joe in her second book.
“Teresa’s life has changed forever. She still has to check in with her probation officer and will be sent back to prison if she is arrested for any suspected crime,” the insider says of the Bravolebrity, who released her first New York Times best-selling tome, Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again, in 2016.
And if Joe is deported back to his native Italy, the source tells In Touch that Teresa (with whom he shares four daughters) will not be following him — especially since she’s already been distancing herself.
“She doesn’t visit Joe in prison as often as she used to,” adds the insider.
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