A Real Housewives Of New Jersey reunion wouldn’t be complete without a walkout, and Teresa Giudice was happy enough to oblige. Giudice stormed off the stage of the reunion show after viewing a clip of her aunt discussing her legal issues. The 42-year-old cast member was sentenced in October to 15 months in federal prison for fraud charges, and will start serving her term on January 5.
The clip of Giudice’s aunt Maria Perri discussing her niece’s legal issues with relatives was shown on the first episode of the three-part reunion of Real Housewives Of New Jersey. In it, Pierri said, “I don’t know what to say, but when you don't do the right thing it will catch up with you.”
This caused Giudice to say, “I need a break. You guys can have the conversation without me.” She reportedly got up and went to the bathroom, where cameras couldn’t follow her, but she still had her microphone on. Giudice told a producer in the bathroom, “I don't want to be out there when they’re having that conversation. They can have it without me and then I’ll walk back in. My heart was beating when I heard my aunt. I’d just rather step out.”
Giudice did come back after her other relatives who were on the show stopped talking about her upcoming prison sentence. “Do you want to tell me why you left?” asked host Andy Cohen. Giudice replied, “I'm going through a lot and I needed a break,” before pushing Cohen to move on to the next question.
Despite her prison sentence looming large, Giudice has apparently been trying her best to enjoy her last moments of freedom with her family, sharing her Halloween with her children on social media. Giudice posted pictures of her daughters in their Halloween costumes on Instagram, from whom she supposedly draws strength to face what’s to come. She also posted a photo of her husband Joe with daughter Adriana on Instagram, captioned with, “Daddys little girl.”