She’s worked hard for this body! Teresa Giudice showed off her toned new figure during a bodybuilding competition earlier this month, and exclusively revealed to Us Weekly that her husband, Joe, wasn’t on board with her taking on this hobby — at first.
“I don’t think he wanted to get me on stage in a bathing suit,” the 46-year-old reality star told Us. “Then he recently said to me ‘you know what, you should do it.’ He’s been so supportive, he’s so happy for me.”
However, Joe had to wait to see her competition-ready body until he received his issue of Us Weekly. (Joe is currently serving his 41-month sentence behind bars after being indicted in 2013 on 39 counts, including bankruptcy fraud.)
Scroll down to see pictures of the New Jersey-native at her first competition and learn more about her competition prep and how Joe showed his support. And for more on Teresa, pick up the latest issue of Us Weekly!
With reporting by Jen Peros