Teresa Giudice’s husband close to landing reality show on life as a single dad

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US Magazine has a new cover story featuring the first photo of Teresa Giudice taken inside prison, as we previewed earlier this week. I had the chance to see the full size photo and read the article and I’ll just say that you can really see the difference after Teresa switched her makeup to whatever is available from the commissary. Plus, she has no eyelashes. Regardless of Teresa’s ability to get as glam as she’s used to, she’s able to get in frequent workouts in prison, as many as three a day. Teresa takes so many fitness classes that her husband compares it to “a low budget spa.” She only gets 300 minutes on the phone a month, but she has unlimited e-mail access. Plus she has befriended a disgraced politician and has a job working in the kitchen. If I learned anything from Orange is The New Black, it’s that kitchen jobs are hard to come by. Here’s more from US’s print edition:

Teresa will be released four months early
Teresa’s lawyer… reveals to Us that his client, originally sentenced to 15 months, will be released nearly four months early, on December 23.

Joe on Teresa’s experience
“You really don’t got to worry about anything. It’s not a horrible place. She never says nothing bad…

“Nobody really bothers her. They give her space.”

Joe says Teresa exercises after every meal
“She exercises after every meal. It’s like a low-budget spa. They do spin classes, ab classes. She’s getting pretty ripped up!”

Teresa works in the kitchen
She earns less than 50 cents an hour prepping food and organizing trays and utensils.

Teresa is writing a memoir
Source: “She wants the world to know the real Teresa Giudice. Not the Real Housewives Teresa or the Teresa in the tabloids. She wants to tell her story.”

Teresa’s friends in prison
At night, Teresa and her crew – including a former politician Joe calls a “nice lady” – watch Scandal. (Previous viewing: The Denzel Washington flick The Equalizer and Empire.)

RHONJ wants Teresa back and Joe is pitching a reality show
Joe is in talks with Bravo to star in a reality series about life as a single dad. “We met. Now it’s something for our attorneys to figure out.”

Family is helping Joe with their four daughters
[Teresa’s] parents, Giacinto, 71, and Antonia Gorga, 64, and Joe’s mom, Filomena, 60, pitch in by babysitting, and Joe’s brother Pete, 42, and sister Maria Fazliu, 37, help shuttle the kids to playdates, cheer practices and soccer tournaments.

[From US Magazine, print edition, April 13, 2015]

It’s a good thing that Joe has his family around to help with the girls, because his driver’s license was just suspended for two years yesterday for obtaining a fake license with his brother’s identification back in 2010 when his license was already suspended for DUI. He will also have to pay a $10,000 fine, the maximum amount. The judge cited the fact that Joe received $75k for interviews and the US photo as justification for fining an otherwise “destitute” man, according to Joe’s lawyer. In court Joe kept bothering the judge, and asked if he could drive to the end of the driveway to bring his daughters to the bus. The judge said no. (Reality TV has more details.) The judge blasted Joe in court, and said he’d “seen hundreds and hundreds of driver abstracts… This one takes the cake.

Plus Joe is pitching a reality show. Of course he is. He has to get some money coming in before he goes to prison next year for his own sentence and eventually ends up deported back to Italy. I hope Joe’s prison isn’t a “low budget spa” like Teresa’s. Maybe the judge will consider that he just got a concurrent 18 month’s sentence for this other case and make him do harder time.

Here are photos of Joe in court yesterday. He looks so hungover.
Joe Giudice sentenced on his driver’s license fraud

Joe Giudice sentenced on his driver’s license fraud

Joe Giudice sentenced on his driver’s license fraud

photo credit: WENN.com and US Magazine

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  1. jenn12 says:

    Can we stop giving criminals shows/platforms?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Really. Please, let’s do reward criminal behavior and sheer greed with more money. Gag.

  2. maeliz says:

    Another reality show to add to the millions already on

  3. aims says:

    He’s not very smart. I also reject the idea that he’s holding down the fort while his wife is away. He’ll get busted for driving soon, I have a feeling.

    • Kori says:

      That’s how this case came about in the first place. He had his licensed suspended so he used his brother’s and got busted. So I totally agree he will do it again.

  4. Grace says:

    Please, NO!! NO!!! NO!! Go away, you puffy man!

  5. Anna says:

    They do need money to pay the bills. He is probably already cheating and drinking. And I do hope his mother or her parents live with them!

  6. Green Is Good says:

    So how many hookers will Juicy Joe bang while Zira is incarcerated?

  7. Ellie66 says:

    Theresa looks like a chola! Lol!

  8. mish says:

    How come Teresa ended up in prison , but Joe did not?

    • aims says:

      He will after she comes home. The judge split up the time for them to go to jail, because someone needs to be home with the kids. I think he even got a longer sentence then she did.

    • (Original, not CDAN) Violet says:

      I’m puzzled as to why he hasn’t been kicked out of the country. I seem to recall that he’s not even an American citizen, so how many crimes does he have to commit on US soil to get booted back to Italy?

      Anyway, both he and his wife disgust me.

      • anne_000 says:

        It’s been reported that he may be deported after his prison sentence is completed. If they deport him now, then he won’t serve any time in jail. So I guess that’s why the government is waiting until he’s served his time.

        I don’t know why he never got his US citizenship. Maybe he did some underhanded stuff so he couldn’t get one at age 18? I don’t know.

      • (Original, not CDAN) Violet says:


        I really hope reports are true! With any luck, the conviction will also make it impossible for him to ever come back.

  9. Bridget says:

    Who would want to watch that show?!? Blech.

  10. Belle Epoch says:

    Wow. They are both just filled with remorse aren’t they? Theresa’s in a spa, and he gets to do whatever he wants. It’s hard to imagine any TV show stooping so low as to feature this repulsive criminal. Make them sell the house and pay people back!

  11. anne_000 says:

    Gee Judge, can I drive on my driveway to the edge so I don’t have to walk? My estate is so very big.

    Very cheeky. Just get a golf cart with his $75k tabloid money. He and the girls also did an exclusive with DM the other day. There might have been some payment from that too.

    If he’s declaring destitution, then how can he afford such a big property? Wasn’t Teresa and Gia on RHOJ house-hunting for a smaller place?

    Really lenient of the judge to give him his 18-months concurrently instead of sequential. It’s just like he’s not doing any prison time for this at all.

  12. MelissaManifesto says:

    I have done some missionary work in jail and everything is very strict. I suppose prisons are different, but to be on a cover of a magazine wearing a prison uniform seems too much for me. Unless you are a serial killer or some other crook and you don’t have a choice but to appear on the cover of Time Magazine, that’s fine. But to choose it yourself is wrong and out of touch.

  13. lucy2 says:

    I don’t care if these people get reality shows, book deals, magazine covers, whatever – so long as every penny paid to them goes to their debts. They owe MILLIONS, and the court ruled they have to pay it back. I’d like to see them have to do all this work and watch the paycheck get handed to someone else.

  14. uncle bob says:

    Nobody cares. Why do the networks keep shoving white trash drama down our throats? Why are they paying people to be trainwrecks? If we stopped watching the shows, the networks might stop making them. Oh, yeah, I forgot, the shows are cheap to make and all the bored housewives in middle america think this is how “rich” people really live.

    • taxi says:

      Sponsors pay for this garbage air time. Let’s write the sponsors & say we won’t buy their stuff if they support this c***.

    • Anony says:

      I love this show. It’s my guilty pleasure and makes me happy as it really shows money isn’t everything.

  15. lila fowler says:

    I won’t lie, I’d probably watch that. I think he can be funny.

    • Anony says:

      I would totally watch the heck out of that train wreck! I hope the money is taken by the govt for the victims though.

  16. LAK says:

    He asked to drive the girls to the end of the driveway? How long is this driveway???!!!