Teresa Giudice Says Husband Joe Giudice Is Happier, ‘Doing Well’ in Prison

Just because Joe Giudice is serving 41 months behind bars for fraud doesn’t mean he stopped being a family man. Wife of 17 years Teresa told Us Weekly on Sunday, October 16, at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre: “We try to see him every weekend” at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey. She added that her husband, 46, is “doing well.”

Joe Giudice and his girls, from left, Gia, Milania, Gabriella and Audriana. AKM-GSI

Despite missing his four daughters, Gia, 15, Gabriella, 12, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 7, Joe accepts the occasional skipped visit due to soccer, cheerleading, dance and other events. “Joe really doesn't want to interfere with their lives, so he is OK with seeing them every other week if they have activities every day,” Teresa, 44, told Us.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, who completed her own 11-month sentence for fraud in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, in 2015, continued: “I remember when I was there. You never want to feel like you’re holding your family back. There can be a lot of guilt.”

Teresa Giudice, star of 'The Real Houswives of New Jersey,' and Joe Giudice appear at Mount Airy Resort Casino for a book signing and meet-and-greet on March 5, 2016, in Mount Pocono City, PA. Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Mount Airy Casino Resort

When she’s not visiting her husband, the mom of four stays Zen through yoga. Teresa told Us she is close to completing her yoga teaching certification. “I have my graduation in January. I'm so excited. I'm going to go over my hours and actually log more,” she said. “I've been working on a lot of unique poses that really make my mind and body feel great. That's what it's all about.”

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