EXCLUSIVE: Teresa Giudice says husband Joe is getting six-pack abs in prison, sends her X-rated emails

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Joe Giudice is making the most out of his time in prison.

ET had Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga interview her sister-in-law and co-star, Teresa Giudice, on Wednesday, and Teresa gave an update on how her husband, Joe, has been doing in jail. Joe, 44, checked himself in to the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey, on March 23 to begin a 41-month prison sentence, after the couple pleaded guilty to multiple counts of bankruptcy fraud in 2014.

"He's doing good," Teresa, 44, says about Joe. "You know, being positive and we're just both taking one day at a time."

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When Melissa asks if Joe is getting the six-pack abs she always told him she wanted, Teresa confirms that this is the case, and says he's also dieting.

"He's eating right ... because you know, it's good," Teresa shares. "He said it's good. He's getting his mind focused and he's not drinking. I guess he was drinking a lot, so ..."

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NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Teresa Giudice (R) and her husband Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice leave Newark federal court on November 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The two of the stars of the Bravo television show 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' are appearing in court to face additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud in addition to original charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 14: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice leave court after facing charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (R) and wife Teresa Giudice arrive to Newark federal court on November 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The two of the stars of the Bravo television show 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' are appearing in court to face additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud in addition to original charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 14: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice leave court after facing charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 14: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice appear in court to face charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 14: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice appear in court to face charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 14: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice appear in court to face charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Get to the Punta!' Episode 317 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Giuseppe Gorga (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, the husband of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice, appeared in Superior Court in Paterson, N.J., on Monday, June 2, 2014. Giudice is awaiting trial on charges that he presented false identification to obtain a driver's license while his license was suspended. The case was continued until July 14. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Amy Newman, Pool)
Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, 43, left, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, 41, of Montville Township, N.J., walk out of Martin Luther King, Jr. Courthouse after a court appearance, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Newark, N.J. The two cast members of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" pleaded not guilty to charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud. Authorities allege the couple prepared a mortgage loan application stating that Teresa Giudice worked as a real estate agent and made $15,000 a month. In reality, authorities say she was not employed. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
FILE - This Sept. 13, 2009 file photo originally released by Oral-B Pulsonic shows "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars, Teresa Giudice, left, and her husband Joe Giudice at the Caravan Fashion Show sponsored by Oral-B Pulsonic in New York. Teresa and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice were charged in a 39-count indictment handed up Monday, July 29, 2013, in Newark, N.J. The two are accused of submitting fraudulent mortgage and other loan applications from 2001 through 2008, a year before their show debuted on Bravo. Prosecutors say they made false claims about their employment status and salaries. (AP Photo/Oral-B Pulsonic, Gary He)
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Teresa also reveals the couple is keeping their romance alive while he's away -- through some steamy emails courtesy of Joe!

"No, I'm not going to say what the emails say," she smiles.

The Bravo star notes that the time away could actually be beneficial to their marriage.

"We're married 16 years and I just can't wait for him to get home," she says. "I think it's just going to spice up our marriage even more. Yeah, when I came home [from her own 2015 prison stint] it's like falling in love all over again."

Teresa served 11 months at Danburry Correctional Institute in Connecticut, and was released last Dec. 23 just in time to spend Christmas with her husband and four daughters, Gia, Milania, Audriana and Gabriella. Teresa and Joe were allowed to serve time separately, so that one of them could be home to take care of their children.

Teresa calls being with her husband for the three months before he had to start serving his own prison sentence her biggest "indulgence" since coming home.

"Being with Joe, yeah, being with my honey ... in bed," Teresa laughs. "That was the best."

... Teresa really loves spending time in bed, whether it be with just Joe, or with her four girls.

"My favorite moment [since returning from prison] is just being with Joe and the girls," Teresa tells Melissa. "Again, not to bring up the bed, but, like, I just love being in our bed. Being in our king size bed -- me, Joe and our four daughters. We just hang out and, like, tickle each other and have fun. And push each other off the bed, and it's kind of funny."

Real Housewives of New Jersey season 7 premieres July 10 on Bravo.

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ET exclusively chatted with Joe and Teresa in March ahead of his prison sentence, when he complained about conjugal visits not being permitted in New Jersey federal prisons.

"That's another stupid thing," Joe expressed. "It doesn't make any sense!"

"I'm going to miss sleeping with him at night and cuddling with him," Teresa said. "I mean, he keeps me warm."

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