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

Teresa Giudice Reveals Why She Joined The 'RHONJ'
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.

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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