Teresa Giudice Speaks Out About 15-Month Prison Sentence

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Teresa Giudice's world stopped last week when she received the most shocking news of her life.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was definitely shocked to learn that she would be spending 15 months in prison.

No one actually expected Teresa to serve time, since she and her husband had a plea deal. But, unfortunately she will.

Now, the world wants to know how the 42-year-old reality star is dealing with the news, reports E! News.

So, on Friday, Oct. 3, just a day after her sentencing, she and her husband, Joe, sat down for an exclusive Watch What Happens Live interview with Andy Cohen.

During their discussion, she spoke candidly about how she felt during the intense court appearance. "I was so nervous yesterday that I was shaking," she said.

"My nerves were pulling. At one point I couldn't even more my fingers, they were like stuck. I couldn't open my hands. My nerves were shot," she revealed.

"I've had sleepless nights. I mean, I was shocked. I mean, it was very unexpected. I don't even know what to say. I really don't know what to say."

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She went on to discuss her four daughters. Surprisingly, Teresa revealed her children are handling things rather well.

Over the past few months, lots of fans have expressed concern for the couple's 13-year-old daughter, Gia, since she's old enough to understand the disheartening series of events that have occurred. Surprisingly, Teresa revealed Gia is handling the situation better than expected.

"She was being strong for me, I could tell. She was like, ‘Mommy, don't worry about it. I'll be there…I'll help daddy with girls…She was like, ‘That'll make me a better mom, that will prepare me for when I'm a mom.' I was like, ‘Oh my God.' It broke my heart when she said that," Teresa said.

Although she's being strong for her mother, of course there are still concerns. Her school guidance counselors revealed she's definitely worried about her mother. The counselors have also vowed to be pillars of support during this difficult time.

"She said the one person [Gia's] worried about is me," Teresa said. She also revealed the one request she has for her husband while she's gone. Since she's reportedly a very hands-on mother, she's asking that he cares for them in the same nurturing manner.

"Alls I said to my husband was, ‘Alls you have to do is please take care of our daughters. That's all I ask. Please, you've got to do what I do.'"

Teresa Giudice has been ordered to report on Monday, Jan. 5. Joe Giudice will begin serving a 41-month prison sentence once Teresa is released.

Watch What Happens Live airs Monday, Oct. 6 on Bravo TV!