Teresa Giudice’s family were reportedly paid $100k for prison photos of her

The most recent InTouch, above, featured a makeup-free photo of Teresa Giudice and her wonky hairline superimposed on a prison background. This was one of InTouch’s Photoshopped specials and was not a recent photo. Teresa, 42, is two months into her 15 month sentence for federal fraud charges. She is serving time in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, and is expected to be released next February. So we shouldn’t expect to see any photos of Teresa until 2016 – unless her family sneaks in a cell phone during a visit, snaps some photos of her and sells them to the tabloids for six figures. They did that of course, at least according to Radar Online:

“During a recent visit to the prison, a member of Teresa’s family snapped three photos of her smiling,” a publishing source tells Radar.

“In the photos, she is dressed in the light brown prison outfit that she is required to wear. She isn’t wearing make-up, either. Her hair looks a little knotted.”

The photos will inevitably raise serious questions about a breach of security at the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in Connecticut, notes the source. “You cannot take cell phones into the prison, but somehow, this particular family member was able to — and snapped away without guards noticing!”

“You can be assured that the prison and its warden is going to be furious when these images are published!” continues the source. “It could have serious consequences for Teresa.”

Still, the snapshots could also positively impact 42-year-old Giudice’s bottom line. “Leave it to the Giudices to find a way to cash in on Teresa being jailed!” laughs the source. “The family shopped the images around and one celebrity weekly magazine paid close to $100,000 for them. They’ll be released very soon.”

[From Radar]

Radar is owned by the same company as Star and The National Enquirer, so it’s possible that one of those tabloids purchased the photos. Teresa has a longstanding relationship with InTouch, though, and I would think that she did the deal with InTouch. It’s all about cash, not loyalty for the Giudices though. It’s despicable that Teresa and her family continue to be rewarded for defrauding creditors and the government but I’m sure that she’ll score a seven figure book deal and more fat contracts when she’s released. This $100k minors in comparison. On the bright site maybe she’ll be punished with less visitation and/or more chores once these photos are published.

Teresa’s sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, was on Watch What Happens Live last night. She claimed that Teresa’s husband Joe has been “manning up, and he’s doing what he has to do” to care for his four daughters while Teresa is inside. It doesn’t sound like she’s personally in contact with Joe, because she said she passes him driving the girls to school in the morning. She also said that she’s heard that Teresa is “doing well” from her mother-in-law who “gives me updates all the time.” Of course everything is “fine” and “well,” that’s all these people ever say.

Also, Teresa allegedly isn’t fighting with her fellow inmates, as has been rumored, and she’s not writing a book, according to Melissa. We’ll see. If there’s anything we learned about Teresa, it’s that she fights with people and cashes in wherever possible.

photo credit: Getty Images and In Touch

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  1. Cleveland girl says:

    She looks like the Mona Lisa in that picture

  2. Hawkeye says:

    Most surprising aspect of all of this? I think she looks lovely on that magazine cover without all the fake lashes and make-up.

    • Jezz says:

      I was thinking the same…. or rather her make-under courtesy of Photoshop looks really good.

  3. QQ says:

    uuuhhhhhh this lady/her hairline/weird droopy-downturned eyes/neck nose combo is just… rough

    • Mixtape says:

      Agreed–and I don’t want to think about what a few months on the inside will mean for those eyebrows.

  4. Carolina says:

    I thought she wore a wig. Didn’t know that was her actual hairline.

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think they should have to give the money to charity or pay a fine if this is true. They shouldn’t be allowed to profit from breaking the rules.

  6. Soporificat says:

    Make-up free?!!! LOLOL, not a chance. She is wearing eyeliner, mascara, base, and contouring make-up at a minimum. I guess “make-up free” these days means not wearing full-face clown makeup.

    • Anony says:

      Yeah she is very obviously wearing foundation and mascara. Looking close you can definitely see eyeliner as well. Make up free as in no false eyelashes or lip gloss apparently

  7. Neelyo says:

    Make up free, just three lbs of photoshop caked on.

  8. Darlene says:

    Unless she has tattooed eyeliner, she actually is wearing makeup – or PhotoShop.

  9. anne_000 says:

    On the same WWHL, Melissa said the kids had a playdate last week and if Iirc, the families shared a meal sometime recently.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the photos were shot pre-prison and photo-shopped and then sold to the tabloids as in-prison pics.

    Also, she’s not make-up free in the cover photo.

  10. girlnbayou says:

    I bet they took this image before she went to jail and superimposed her on a separate picture of the jail yard. The lighting does not match at all. Also the lighting is set slightly camera left as you can see the photog standing in front of the lightsource in the catch lights in her eyes.

    Just my professional opinion.

  11. Frodo lives says:

    I really wish she would tweeze her hair line. Ugh it’s just too much!

  12. Anony says:

    I can’t wait for more updates!!!!!! Hahaha !!!