Joe Giudice Gets Five Months Knocked Off Prison Sentence His First Week in Jail

Joe Giudice
Giudice Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

An early release! Joe Giudice is getting five months knocked off his prison sentence, Us Weekly can confirm.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 43, who reported to Fort Dix Correctional Institution in New Jersey on Wednesday, March 23, was sentenced to 41 months behind bars with a scheduled release in August 2019. Now, according to his inmate status with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, his release date is March 14, 2019. The Italian reality star is serving time for conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud.

While he’s behind bars, his wife, Teresa Giudice, has been at home in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, caring for their four children, Gia, 15, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 10 and Audriana, 6. Teresa, 43, also served 11 months in prison at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in Connecticut for her connection to the crimes. She was released in December and has since been filming for season 7 of Real Housewives of New Jersey.

On Wednesday, March 30, Teresa attended sister-in-law Melissa Gorga’s spring fashion show, which was filmed for the season finale. An onlooker tells Us the reality star seemed to be in good spirits after her tough week and even danced on the runway with Gorga.

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice
Teresa and Joe Giudice attend the Posche Fashion show in 2012. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

The Turning the Tables author released a video Wednesday for Bravo’s The Daily Dish to update fans on her first week apart from her husband. “It has been a difficult week for us, but we’re making it through, thank God,” she said. “Joe’s doing as well as expected. Of course we spoke to him. And I just wanted to say thank you again from my heart for being there, and for all your beautiful tweets.”

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