O come, all ye Housewives! Teresa Giudice finishes her 15-month prison stint for fraud December 23 — just in time for Christmas Eve at the Gorgas’ home.
Sources tell Us Weekly that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 43, is slated to accompany husband Joe and their brood for a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner at sister-in-law Melissa Gorga’s Montville, New Jersey, mansion.
“It’s a blessing that everyone will be able to be together,” Gorga, 36, tells Us.
Giudice and Gorga have had their differences — in 2012, Gorga accused Giudice of teaming up with friend Kim DePaola to make it seem like Gorga was a stripper at Lookers Gentlemen’s Club in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Following the blowup, Joe Gorga claimed that sister Teresa was “dead to [him]” in a text message.
But the in-laws are fixing those severed ties for the holiday season.
“They’re on really great terms right now,” a second source reveals. “Everything that happened with Teresa going away made both women realize that there are more important things in life than their old feud. Melissa and Joe [Gorga] reached out to Joe Giudice … and all four of them are on the best terms they've ever been on.”
And it pays to play nice. While a Teresa source says there is “major interest from Bravo” for her to return to the series, “nothing is official.”
That suits the mom of Gia, 14, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 9, and Audriana, 6 — who will be busy cherishing moments with Joe before his 41-month prison sentence begins in March.
Adds the source, “Work is at the bottom of Teresa’s priority list right now.”
At the top? Getting out. “Teresa is counting down the minutes,” a source close to the star continues. “She’s still working out, reading and praying … but she can’t wait to get back in her own kitchen, bed and closet! She’s more anxious now than ever.”
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