How's she doing? Melissa Gorga gave Us Weekly an exclusive update on her sister-in-law and Real Housewives of New Jersey castmate Teresa Giudice, currently serving time in prison.
"She's doing as well as can be expected for the situation," Gorga told Us at HealthCorps' 9th Annual Gala hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC. "You know, she's doing well for what's going on."
Indeed, the veteran RHONJ star, 42, told Us Weekly that she was holding up inside the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., in our April 13 cover story.
"I miss Joe and my girls terribly, but we are going to get through this as a family one day at a time," Teresa — who was pictured with her family in prison garb — told Us. "We will be stronger because of this. Nothing can break us apart."
Her husband Joe Giudice also gave some insight on Tre's life behind bars in the same issue. "She exercises after every meal," he revealed. "It's like a low-budget spa. They do spin class, ab classes…. She's getting pretty ripped up!"
He added that his tough wife — who's had her fair share of squabbles on Bravo's show, including one legendary table flip — is largely respected by her peers in prison. "Nobody really bothers her," Joe told Us. "They give her space."
It helps that the Housewife and New York Times best-selling author — who's serving time for fraud — has found her niche in the kitchen. A confidant told Us that "the inmates love it because she's an amazing cook," and some have even asked Teresa for recipes.
Her lawyer James J. Leonard Jr. told Us that Teresa will be released four months early on Dec. 23. Her husband will then serve his consecutive 41-month prison stint.
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