In just three days, Teresa Giudice will turn herself in to authorities and begin serving a 15-month sentence in federal prison.
At first, Teresa didn't tell her kids about the sentence, which is understandable.
After all, it can't be an easy conversation to have, particularly since Joe Giudice will begin serving a 41-month sentence immediately after Teresa finishes doing her time.
But now that the holidays are over and Teresa's sentence is just a weekend away, her kids must have some idea of what's going on, right?
Well, not exactly. Eldest daughter Gia knows the score (try hiding something like that from a 13-year-old in the Internet Age), but Teresa and Joe's three youngest daughters are reportedly still being lied to.
"Teresa and Joe are telling the girls that she is going away to work," a source tells Radar Online. "She told them she is going to jail to work on a book about jail."
The insider says Teresa felt that Gabriella, 10, Milania, 8, and Audriana, 4, are "too young to fully comprehend what is going on."
So she decided to convince them she's some sort of investigative journalist? We guess Teresa decided to start 2015 the same way she starts every year - with a fresh crop of ridiculous lies!
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