Teresa Giudice admits she was 'naive' when she joined 'Housewives'

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Teresa Giudice Reveals Why She Joined The 'RHONJ'

On part two of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion, Teresa Giudice reminisced about why she joined the show in 2008 ... and how everything eventually changed for the worse.

"I came on the show for fun, and it went totally a different way. I mean, look where I'm at now. I mean, I was so naive. I'm saying there's people that came on the show that tried to hurt Joe and I. Some of them were housewives, and some of them were strangers," Giudice said.

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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Andy Cohen, Dina Manzo, Nicole Napolitano, Teresa Aprea -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: Teresa Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Andy Cohen -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: Teresa Aprea -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Dina Manzo, Bobby Ciasulli, Nicole Napolitano, Rino Aprea, Teresa Aprea -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Dina Manzo, Nicole Napolitano, Teresa Aprea -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Amber Marchese, James Marchese, Melissa Gorga, Joe Gorga, Joe Giudice, Teresa Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) James Marchese, Joe Gorga, Joe Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: Teresa Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) James Marchese, Amber Marchese, Joe Gorga, Melissa Gorga, Joe Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Nicole Napolitano, Teresa Aprea -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Teresa Giudice and Dina Manzo attend "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" White Party at the Woodbury Country Club on Monday, July 21, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Teresa Giudice at NBC's New York Live promoting the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey on July 10, 2014 in New York City. Credit: RW/MediaPunch/IPX
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate poses for a photograph with Kelly Bensimon, a model and reality TV star from the Real Housewives of New York in the second half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The Knicks defeated the Celtics 114-88. Seahawks wide receiver Arceto Clark is at right. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast members, from left, Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Kathy Wakile and Teresa Giudice attend the Bravo Network 2013 Upfront on Wednesday April 3, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Cast members for "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" from left, Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga, Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita attend the Bravo network 2012 upfront presentation on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Bethenny Frankel, right, talks with actor Corbin Bleu, center, and Rich Wakile from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," on set of her new show "Bethenny" on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in New York. Frankel's talk show premieres on Monday, Sept. 9. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)
This May 30, 2013 photo shows cast members from Bravo''s "The Real Housewives of New Jersey", from left, Jacqueline Laurita, Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo and Kathy Wakile at Bond 45 in New York. The popular reality show airs Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
This undated publicity photo provided by Bravo shows, from left, Jo De La Rosa, Lauri Peterson, Vicki Gunvalson and Jeana Keough in a scene from "Home and Garden Show" in Bravo's season two of "The Real Housewives of Orange County." Later in 2013, the show will reach a TV milestone: its 100th episode. To mark the occasion, Bravo is planning a standalone two-hour special that will pull back the curtain on the series and revisit past cast members. (AP Photo/Bravo, Kelsey McNeal)
Danielle Staub of Wayne, N.J., one the stars of Bravo's television series "Real Housewives of New Jersey" talks with reporters outside the Passaic County courthouse in Paterson, N.J., Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Staub and her attorney Darren Del Sardo are in court to try and stop her ex-boyfriend, Stephen Zalewski of Lincoln Park, N.J., from releasing a sex tape of the couple. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
Gia Giudici, daughter of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudici, has her hair styled while her mother, left, watches backstage prior to walking the runway at the Caravan Fashion Show sponsored by Oral-B Pulsonic, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 in New York. (Gary He/AP Images for Oral-B Pulsonic)
PARSIPPANY, NJ - JULY 13: Melissa Gorga, Amber Marchese, Teresa Giudice and Dina Manzo attend the 'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season Six Premiere Party on July 13, 2014 in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
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Teresa and her husband Joe are both headed to prison on fraud charges. Teresa will serve 15 months, and Joe will spend 41 months behind bars once his wife's sentence is up.

The couple has been asked over and over again if they believe the exposure and fame of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" led to their legal woes.

Teresa said during the reunion that her time on the show has actually done her some good. "I don't let the petty things bother me anymore. I just worry about the important things in life."

For Teresa, that's her family. She's previously voiced her concern about how her prison sentence will affect her four daughters.

According to Radar Online, she will be allowed to have weekly visits with her family once she heads to prison in January, but she was very upset to learn she wouldn't be able to video chat them during that time.

The Giudice family then and now:
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UNSPECIFIED, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 03: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Joe Giudice, Teresa Giudice, Audriana Giudice, Gia Giudice, Gabriella Giudice and Milania Giudice at the Majestic Resort in Punta Cana on March 3, 2013 in UNSPECIFIED, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Milania Giudice, Andy Cohen and Teresa Giudice -- Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Teresa Giudice (C) , Gia Giudice and Milania Giudice attend Just Dance with Boy Meets Girl at the STYLE360 Fashion Pavilion in Chelsea on September 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage for STYLE360)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 04: Teresa Giudice takes daughter Audriana Giudice for a swim at Majestic Resort on March 4, 2013 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 04: Teresa Giudice takes daughter Milania Giudice for a swim at Majestic Resort on March 4, 2013 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 04: Teresa Giudice poses with daughter Audriana Giudice at Majestic Resort on March 4, 2013 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 03: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Joe Giudice, Teresa Giudice, Audriana Giudice, Gia Giudice, Gabriella Giudice and Milania Giudice at the Majestic Resort in Punta Cana on March 3, 2013 in UNSPECIFIED, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
TOWACO, NJ - JULY 13: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Teresa Giudice, Audriana Giudice and Milania Giudice poses for a Teresa Giudice Family Portrait Session on July 13, 2012 in Towaco, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 03: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Teresa Giudice , Joe Giudice and Gabriella Giudice at the Majestic Resort in Punta Cana on March 3, 2013 in UNSPECIFIED, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 04: Joe Giudice poses with daughter Audriana Giudice at Majestic Resort on March 4, 2013 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 04: Joe Giudice poses with daughter Audriana Giudice at Majestic Resort on March 4, 2013 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 04: Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice take daughter Audriana Giudice for a swim at Majestic Resort on March 4, 2013 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Episode 215 'Teresa's Family Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Gia Giudice (Photo by Salvatore Laporta/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'High Tide, Low Blow' Episode 401 -- Pictured: (l-r) Joe Giudice, Teresa Giudice, daughter Audriana Giudice -- (Photo by: Andrei Jackamets/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: (L-R) TV personalities Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita and daughter Ashley Laurita visits Kiss & Fly on March 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Don't Drink the Holy Water' Episode 213 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dina Manzo, Teresa Giudice, Audriana Giudice (Photo by Andrei Jackamets/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Into the Lion's Den' Episode 205 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Gabrielle Giudice (Photo by Andrei Jackamets/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Into the Lion's Den' Episode 205 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Gabriella Giudice (Photo by Andrei Jackamets/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Babies, Bubbles and Bubbies' Episode 204 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Audriana Giudice (Photo by Andrei Jackamets/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TOWACO, NJ - SEPTEMBER 16: Teresa Giudice and Gabriella Giudice attend a portrait session at a private residence on September 16, 2011 in Towaco, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: Gia Giudice (L) and Alexa Maetta attend Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at USC Galen Center on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Teresa Giudice (C) , Gia Giudice and Milania Giudice attend Just Dance with Boy Meets Girl at the STYLE360 Fashion Pavilion in Chelsea on September 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage for STYLE360)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Gia Giudice (C) of Electric Sass attends the Z100 End Of Summer Concert at Luna Park on August 24, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: Teresa Giudice and daughter Gia attend 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits' New York Screening at AMC Empire 25 theater on April 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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