The long national nightmare is about to begin once again:
Teresa Giudice has been released from prison.
Just in time for Christmas, the Danbury Correctional Facility has decided to give us all coal in our stockings, letting The Real Housewives of New Jersey star go after nearly a year behind bars.
She must spend the next 60 days in a halfway house, and husband Joe Giudice will soon begin serving his multi-year stint in jail, but the Giudices will at least be together as a family on December 25.
Yay? We guess? For the sake of their four daughters at least.
Teresa and Joe pleaded guilty to multiple counts of financial fraud back in March of 2014.
They were then sentenced to separate prison stays in order for one parent to always be at home with their children.
Despite actually being an inmate, Teresa has (of course) managed to remain largely in the news, posing at one point for a spread in Us Weekly and pushing her new memoir while in prison.
"Everyone's just very proud of how she's handled things and gotten through it and stayed strong," an insider told E! News earlier this month.
"They're really thankful she's finally coming home."
But will we be able to see Giudice again when we watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online or on television next year?
Most likely. The horrible mother is ratings gold.
But TMZ reports that Bravo cameras will start rolling on Teresa, Joe and their four kids as soon as the former is home.
Considering the success of October's special, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In," this footage will likely be used for yet another Teresa Giudice special, which will air some time this spring.
We can only imagine the amount of money Giudice will rake in from that... and from her actual Real Housewives of New Jersey salary... and from the magazine interviews she is guaranteed to give.
Crime really does pay for some people