Teresa Giudice is a free woman.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was released from prison on Wednesday at 5:01 a.m. Eastern, People reports, just in time to spend Christmas with her husband, Joe, and their four daughters, Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana. Teresa is out on early release after beginning her 15-month prison sentence on Jan. 5.
The 43-year-old Bravo star went directly from the Danbury Correctional Facility in Danbury, Connecticut, to her home in New Jersey.
A source told ET earlier this month that there will be no "party" tonight to celebrate her homecoming. Rather, the Giudice family will enjoy a "low key" night.
"She's going to spend her first days at home with her husband, children and her parents," the source said. "Everything is going to be calm, intimate and quiet. She's going to spend a quiet Christmas with her family and she's really excited about that."
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Teresa's attorney, James J. Leonard Jr., also confirmed to ET that the reality star will be spending Christmas Eve with her family at the home of her brother, Joe Gorga, and his wife, Melissa.
Both Teresa and her sister-in-law will return to The Real Housewives of New Jerseyfor it seventh season, a source close to the show told ET in September. Cameras will be rolling as she returns home from her prison sentence, the source also shared.
Teresa pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud in March 2014, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and three counts of bankruptcy fraud. Next year, Joe will start serving his own 41-month prison sentence, after he also entered a guilty plea. The couple took a plea that would allow them to serve time separately, so that one of them would be able to care for their four children while the other parent is serving time.
Teresa and Joe are accused of earning more than $5 million from their fraudulent behavior.
ET caught up with both Joe, 43, and the couple's 14-year-old daughter, Gia, in October, when they dished about eagerly awaiting Teresa's homecoming after nearly a year of being away.
"I honestly think it's going to be emotional," Gia said. "But it's going to be, like, good emotional. Like, happy."
"Nothing gets easier, you know? It's always a pain in the ass without her here," Joe added about missing his wife. "You know, when she was here it was a lot easier."