Teresa Giudice Bonds With Dina Manzo, Hits Beach After Fraud Charges

Celebrity News Aug. 2, 2013 AT 12:30PM
Teresa Giudice Teresa Giudice is seeking peace at the beach amid she and her husband's legal troubles, enjoying time with her daughters and pal Dina Manzo Credit: Courtesy Teresa Giudice

Teresa Giudice may not be getting support from former New York housewife Bethenny Frankel, but she is getting it from another former New Jersey housewife -- her close pal, Dina Manzo.

After the Bravo star and her husband, Joe Giudice, were charged on July 29 in a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statement on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud, the mom of four is seeking solace at the beach.

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The 41-year-old has been posting up a storm via Instagram of her Hamptons getaway with close friend Manzo, who appeared on Real Housewives of N.J. from 2009 to 2012 before deciding to leave the show during season two.

"Hamptons visit with my girls," the cookbook author wrote. "#Greatfriends."

"Audriana with her Godmother @Dinamanzo so beautiful.." Teresa captioned the photo.
Credit: Courtesy Teresa Giudice

According to the photos, Teresa is there with three of her four daughters, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 7, and Audriana, 3 (whose godmother is Manzo); Eldest child Gia, 13, is M.I.A. in the shots.

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Manzo, who separated from her husband Tommy Manzo in Nov. 2012, seems to be enjoying the reunion as well. "Fun day w the Giudice gals!" she tweeted on Aug. 1.

"With two of my babies Gabriella and Milania Love them," Teresa wrote with the pic.
Credit: Courtesy Teresa Giudice

Indeed, the 41-year-old has been a supporter of Teresa's since news of her family's legal trouble broke. On July 29, Manzo tweeted, "Keeping a friend in my prayers tonight…This too shall pass xoxo" (presumably directed to Teresa). While Manzo is estranged to her older sister, Caroline Manzo, Teresa and Caroline have made amends.

Teresa addressed the very serious troubles in a statement to Us Weekly on July 29, saying, "Today is a most difficult day for our family. I support Joe and, as a wonderful husband and father, I know he wants only the best for our lovely daughters and me. I am committed to my family and intend to maintain our lives in the best way possible, which includes continuing my career."

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She added, "I am hopeful that we will resolve this matter with the government as quickly as possible."

Teresa, 41, and Joe, 43, were each released on $500,000 unsecured bonds on July 30 and are due back for an Aug. 14 hearing. If convicted, they could face more than 50 years in prison.

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