It's been nearly three months since Teresa Giudice reported to prison, and insiders she's finally beginning to settle into the routine of life in the big house.
Unfortunately for Teresa, the world outside of Danbury Correctional Institution keeps right on turning, which means new Joe Giudice cheating rumors will continue to surface daily, all while her family remains desperate for a source of steady income.
"The family is broke and has absolutely no money coming in," a source tells Radar Online. "There is nothing in a savings or checking account. Joe still hasn't gotten a job and isn't even looking."
In fairness, Joe will begin serving his own sentence immediately after Teresa is released from prison, and there probably aren't too many companies looking to hire future convicts.
Of course, that excuse isn't putting any food on the table, and sources say Teresa spends much of her time behind bars dreaming up ways to provide for her four daughters while she's locked up.
"Teresa thinks she can land an advance from a publishing company," the insider says. "She has been keeping a meticulous journal about her experiences in prison."
Teresa's prison memoirs will no doubt be in high demand once she's released, but publishers are understandably hesitant to make a deal while the Jersey Housewife is still locked up, particularly as it may be illegal for them to do so.
So for now, the Giudices hard times will continue, and the family is reportedly "being financially supported by Teresa's parents and Joe's mom."
To add insult to injury, sources at Bravo say that Teresa's sister-in-law and rival, Melissa Gorga, just received a whopping raise and she's now officially unseated Teresa as the highest-paid of the Jersey Housewives. That's gotta sting.
Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online for a reminder of just how far the Giudices have fallen.