Staying strong. Gia Giudice is counting down the days until her mom, Teresa Giudice, is released from Connecticut’s Danbury Correctional Facility. Joined by dad Joe, the Real Housewives of New Jersey teen opened up about her parents’ prison stints during a sit-down interview at their Franklin Lakes, N.J. home.
“Anything can happen to any family, and it could be worse. At least no one’s sick — that’s honestly how I think of it,” the aspiring singer, 14, recently told Entertainment Tonight. “They’re coming home. My mom’s coming home. My dad’s going to come home. Knock on wood, no one’s sick, no one’s dying.”
She continued: “When my mom comes home, it’s not even something to prepare for. I’m just so happy for that to happen. It’s going to be good to have it back to normal for a couple months, but then when my dad leaves, it’s just going to be the same thing all over again.”
Gia has supported her father since Teresa began her 15-month jail sentence this past January. She’s put on a brave face and has helped to take care of her little sisters Gabriella, 11, Milania, 9, and Audriana, 6. Along the way, the famous family has been staying in contact with Teresa, 43, via phone and email.
“[Teresa is] holding up. I can’t say she’s doing great but she looks good,” Joe, 43, told ET. “She keeps her spirits up and tries to make us feel like she’s okay but she’s really not. She wants to be home.”
As previously reported, the RHONJ vet will be getting out just in time for Christmas; Joe will then serve 41 months for his fraud charges. In the meantime, the family has also been visiting Teresa in prison.
“Whenever we get there, Milania is just like, ‘Mommy why can’t you just come home? Why don’t you just get up and leave?’ And Teresa is like, ‘Soon baby soon.’ Audriana doesn’t really say much about it but she cries sometimes,” Joe said. “In the beginning, she used to cry and now she’s getting kind of used to it. Now she just goes, does her thing, plays with the other kids, and then we just go home. [Audriana is] happy about saying goodbye but I’m sure it’s killing my wife when we all leave.”
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