The thing that’s tough about interviewing Teresa Giudice is that she isn’t forthright.
Everything is positive, everyone is moving forward, life is a blessing.
It’s almost as if Teresa is trying to convince herself that everything is fine, when in reality, everything is still very much up in the air.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star gave an interview to Good Morning America on July 5th, and when ABC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo asked what advice she could give her husband, who is currently serving a 41-month prison sentence, Teresa started to tear up
"Well, he lived through the whole thing. I’m just…I’m getting emotional."
Schiavocampo offered a break, which Teresa took advantage of. She blew her nose, wiped away the tears and sat back down on the couch.
The question must have hit a nerve, since Joe raised the girls while Teresa served her 11.5 of her 15 month sentence at a minimum security prison in Danbury, CT for offenses that included "conspiracy to commit wire fraud" and" bankruptcy fraud."
Now, it’s Teresa’s turn to be strong.
"It’s hard. We e-mail every day," Teresa told Schiavocamp before getting emotional. "We talk every day, and I see him every week."
When asked about their future as a family, and whether or not she’s worried about Joe possibly facing deportation back to Italy, Teresa balked at any kind of uncertainty
"No, I think our future is not uncertain," she said confidently
"He’s gonna be home, we’re gonna be together, and that’s that I’m looking forward to."
Teresa’s return home will air on the new season of New Jersey (premiering July 10th at 8 p.m. on Bravo). She’s also repaired her relationship with sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga.
"I feel like it’s like how it used to be," Teresa told Schiavocampo of her relationship with Melissa, who added, "We have like a funny banter together and we have fun together.
"I just think that she’s calmer, just a little bit calmer."
Teresa, who’s working to become a certified yoga teacher since taking up the exercise in prison, plans to open her own studio and design a line of yoga wear.
"You do grow, and you learn from your experiences," she said.
"And that’s obviously what happened to me."