The Real Housewives of New Jeresy star Teresa Giudice appeared for her first interview since her sentencing on October 2. Giudice and her husband Joe were on Monday night’s episode of Watch What Happens, which was taped on Friday after their court appearance. In it, the couple spoke to host Andy Cohen about Giudice’s approaching jail time and answered questions about their case.
Giudice revealed that she didn’t know that the plea bargain her lawyer had arranged for her meant that she would be spending time in jail. Judge Esther Salas gave Giudice 15 months in prison, which will start on January 5, 2015.
“I didn’t fully understand it. I thought my lawyer was going to fight for me. I mean that’s what lawyers do, I don’t know. That's why you hire an attorney. You put it in their hands,” she said.
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Apparently, Giudice also hasn’t told her three youngest daughters about her upcoming prison sentence. She said, however, that her two middle children, Gabriella, nine, and Milania, eight, seemed to know about it because they have been unusually affectionate with her. Giudice said she would eventually tell them and even hopes that her husband would bring them once a week to visit her in jail.
Cohen noted that Giudice was a person who cared about her appearance and thus asked her how she would take care of it in jail. “I'm going to do fine… I don't care about that, I'll just slick my hair back and go about my day. I just think about my daughters. That's all I think about,” she said.
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She revealed that she was grateful to Judge Salas for allowing the Giudices staggered sentences and some time at home before reporting to jail. “I know that she could have taken us yesterday if she wanted to. Or she could have taken us both, or taken me,” Giudice said.
“A lot of the things that she said yesterday, it hit home and it bothered me. From everything that she said, I’m just going to take it and become a better person,” added Giudice.