It's been nearly three months since Teresa Giudice reported to the Danbury Connecticut federal correctional facility. Now, her family is opening up about just how much has changed.
The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star is serving a 16-month sentence after she and her husband were both convicted of fraud.
Teresa is the first to serve her sentence, as the judge didn't want to take both parents away from their children at the same time. Her husband Joe will serve 41 months for similar charges following her release.
NorthJersey.com reported that during sentencing, Teresa read a written statement aloud expressing her fear of prison:
"I fully take responsibility for my actions. I deeply love my family ... My four daughters are my life. I wrote this last night because I knew I was going to be nervous... I'm scared, I'm not going to deny it, I'm really scared."
The Giudices spoke with US Weekly about how the difficult ordeal has changed their family. Donning a less than glamorous green jump suit and shorter hair, Teresa and her family graced the cover of the glossy magazine.
According to the mag, Joe and their four daughters are trying to remain positive about the whole situation. Joe says they have nightly calls and weekly visits. Teresa emails her daughters regularly as well. But he says the couple's youngest daughter, 5-year-old Adriana, thinks mama Giudice is just working.
That's actually true, in a way, as the reality star and cookbook author works in the prison kitchen, and exercises three times a day.