Teresa Giudice Reveals How Much Weight She’s Gained Since Prison: Joe Likes My Bigger ‘Booty’

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

Teresa Giudice has a little more meat on her since returning home from prison — and her husband, Joe Giudice, loves it. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star opened up exclusively with Us Weekly about her new body and more on Saturday, March 5.

"I've gained a little over 5 pounds since I've been home," Giudice, 43, told Us at her meet-and-greet event at Mont Airy Casino and Resort in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania. "Joe's a booty guy, so he likes it too. He's been saying the same thing that my booty has grown and he likes it."

"He's been all over me since I got home," she added. "Joe wants to be together and cuddle all the time."

The Turning the Tables author was released after 11 months behind bars at the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in Connecticut in December. Since then, the couple have been spending as much time together as possible before Joe, also 43, begins his 41-month sentence at Fort Dix FCI in New Jersey for fraud changes this month.

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice appears at Mount Airy Resort Casino for a book signing and meet and greet on March 5, 2016 in Mount Pocono City.
Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice appears at Mount Airy Resort Casino for a book signing and meet and greet on March 5, 2016 in Mount Pocono City. Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Mount Airy Casino Resort

According to Teresa, Joe "hasn't even asked" for advice, however. "I didn't know anything [when I went to prison]. You go with the flow," she explained. "You just go with it and you adapt. You don't trust anyone."

Teresa is obviously not keen on Joe leaving, but she plans to keep busy while he's away. Besides taking care of their four daughters — Gia, 15, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 6 — the cookbook scribe also will focus on her new yoga instructor certification.

"I just love it so much and I just want to learn everything about it. I'd eventually like to come out with my own yoga DVD and a yoga clothing line and maybe open my own yoga studio," she revealed to Us. "I just love yoga, it's good for my body and more importantly, it's good for my mind."

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