Felon Update! Teresa Giudice is “Reprioritizing” in Prison ”She’s Going to Emerge Stronger, More Focused”

Posted on May 14 2015 - 2:10pm by Dani-K


Felon update! Teresa Giudice, star of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” is said to be “using her time on the inside to prepare for re-emerging better than ever on the outside.”

Isn’t that special –  timing? Teresa’s attorney, James J. Leonard, recently sat down with E! News to sing the praises of Teresa’s time spent behind bars. Convenient timing since news just broke that Teresa’s husband, Joe was caught sharing a cozy dinner with a mystery woman.

READ: Joe Giudice’s Side Chick Revealed & Gia Tasked With Telling Mom About Dad’s Cheating

Is this timely felon update an attempt to deflect from the tarnished image of husband, Joe GiudiceLeonard said that Teresa is,

“Taking care of her body, she’s taking care of her mind. She’s making (sure) her family’s looked after. She’s reprioritizing things in her life.”

Fans of Teresa really want her to “reprioritize” Joe right out of her life, but according to her lawyer

“Tabloid reports that the couple are headed for divorce are completely untrue.”

Teresa will be out of FCI Danbury in time for Christmas with the family, according to Leonard, but under home confinement until February.

What is his prediction on Teresa’s state of mind when she’s released from prison? “I think she’s going to emerge stronger, more focused,” Leonard said. “She’s getting back in touch with her faith. She’s spending a lot of time praying in there and I think the Teresa that comes out of prison is going to wow people.”

Prepare to be wowed, people. Since Teresa is almost at the halfway point of her prison sentence, her lawyer spoke about the potential plans she is making upon her release.

“Being with her children, being with her family, being with Joe…and then kind of getting back into whatever she’s going to get back into,” Leonard explained. “If that’s television, if it’s different projects, if it’s getting involved with a restaurant, etc.—there are so many opportunities that she has.”

The part about “being with Joe” will be limited since the judge staggered the couple’s fraud sentences (so one parent would be there for the four girls!) and will be departing to prison shortly after Teresa’s release.

“I think she’s going to take it one day at a time, but her focus is, ‘I want to get back to my freedom, I want to get back to my husband, I want to get back to my parents, my children, and then kind of take it as it goes.’ But I expect that you’ll be seeing her shortly after she comes home.”

We expect that, too, and are pretty sure the Andy Cohen exclusive interview is already in the works. Teresa’s attorney also spoke about her Mother’s Day visit at Danbury with her kids and her own mom “and it was great for her to be with them,” Leonard said. “I know she’s anxious to come home and join them…It’s a one day at a time thing and there’s brighter days ahead…She’s counting down the days.”

According to Leonard, the hardest part of any visit for Teresa is saying goodbye.


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43 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Mags May 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm -

    Let’s all share a BIG CLAP! UGH

  2. WestCoastFeed May 14, 2015 at 2:56 pm -

    Reprioritizing? Another word for remorseful? Is he preparing us for a contrite Teresa?

    • Jennymckitty May 14, 2015 at 3:05 pm -

      I think he’s read all of the comments and is intelligent enough to know that we want to see some remorse. He may just be strong enough to get Teresa to act remorseful and humble for about 30 minutes…who knows? It is easier to say all these things while she is locked away and can’t contradict his comments with her actions. He’s the best PR man she’s had.

      • WestCoastFeed May 14, 2015 at 3:09 pm -

        Yes. he is doing her a good service. He knows that if she wants to come back she has to show that she is a changed person or the public won’t accept her.

        • Jennymckitty May 14, 2015 at 3:35 pm -

          i think others have tried in the past. Do you think he will be the one she listens to?

          • WestCoastFeed May 14, 2015 at 3:42 pm -

            Well, I am sure Wendy let her know that she at least has to appear to be a changed person. This lawyer has to be reinforcing that. If she doesn’t get it while she is still in prison, she is going to learn the hard way once she gets out.

  3. side of Sour Cream May 14, 2015 at 3:03 pm -

    I hope she is praying for forgiveness: Thou shalt not steal, Teresa!

    • Seusseroo May 14, 2015 at 3:24 pm -

      Hahahaha! Stealing is in her DNA that will never stop.

  4. Norrth May 14, 2015 at 3:18 pm -

    Is she supposed to have the help of investors in opening a restaurant? Who will front her cash with the mountain of debt she has waiting for her?

  5. Sophia Z. May 14, 2015 at 3:18 pm -

    Great Blog, Dani!

    She’s taking care of her mind? I hope that is some intense psychotherapy involved, otherwise that statement is just a joke.

    • Seusseroo May 14, 2015 at 3:22 pm -

      “She’s taking care of her mind” means “Hello Bravo…Teresa will be mentally whole and ready to do the show again.” What a crock of ish this lawyer is.

      • Sophia Z. May 14, 2015 at 3:24 pm -

        LMAO, not everyone has a talent such as yours to cut through the b.s., Seuss. Do you think Bravo would actually have her back? If they do, I’m done w/ them as they are already treading on thin ice with me.

        • Seusseroo May 14, 2015 at 3:28 pm -

          Why thank you Sophia! My bs meter is on empty. I really do think Bravo will take her back with open arms. The rumor mill says the main issue that may cause her to walk is the money. Bravo doesn’t want to pay her what she wants. She thinks she’s a bigger star than Bravo.

          • Sophia Z. May 14, 2015 at 3:33 pm -

            Which proves the original point I made… She’s not taking care of her mind unless she is in intense psychotherapy. Thoughts of grandeur can be the downfall of many. She’s no bigger of a star than the next reality show personality and perhaps the lowest rung on the totem pole. She’s nothing to most viewers who see who she really is, a criminal.

          • Seusseroo May 14, 2015 at 3:56 pm -

            Bingo!! Precisely.

          • Jennymckitty May 14, 2015 at 4:58 pm -

            Bravo is giving her every reason to believe she is the show with their delay in casting and not filming the next season. The majority of us feel she is replaceable…in fact we are demanding that she be replaced. But Bravo’s actions tell me that they don’t have faith in the show without her.

          • Seusseroo May 14, 2015 at 5:05 pm -

            I’m with you Jenny. At the end of the day, it’s all about the stats and ratings which equals their bottom line.

          • Jennymckitty May 14, 2015 at 5:18 pm -

            Sad. One site is reporting that she is agreeing to film season 7 and they are giving her more control over casting. If her lawyer’s statements are true, it sounds like she will have more freedom under house confinement than Martha did. Who knows what is true. Bravo certainly does seem reluctant to film without her.

          • bellaboo May 15, 2015 at 10:52 pm -

            Even more of a reason to tweet the networks to let them know WE WILL BOYCOTT, not just rhnj, but most of all the advertisers. The more people express this, some of the advertisers are bound to see, or hear about it. Spread the word. Its only a few words on twitter.

          • carefreemama May 14, 2015 at 6:08 pm -

            It’s always about stats and ratings until the sponsors get hit with complaints then and only then do the networks listen. If’s she’s back, I fully believe there will be a ton for negative sponsor publicity. JIMO

          • Seusseroo May 14, 2015 at 6:26 pm -

            I think Duck Dynasty is the perfect example of stats and ratings being the ruling factor for advertisers.

          • Susie Whats Her Name May 14, 2015 at 7:26 pm -

            We should start writing sponsors now to voice our opinions. Every sponsor Bravo has we should write.

          • bellaboo May 15, 2015 at 10:48 pm -

            Hi yall, im fairly new to the site, but i enjoy reading all of your post, because yall feel the exact same as me. I dont like to say this, but i literaly “HATE” that lying thief, & i want her to suffer great consequences, not just prison, where she doesnt have to worry about pretty much anything, & according to her attorney, shes got it made by exercising all the time, & now she is praying. Probably praying like she did in that scene where she was laying on the floor. Im sure her prayers are for all of her material items will still be there & since she is such a good christian ( in her mind), she will be able to step back into her life, since she did time, she will probably think thats all she has to do to pay for her crime. SHE IS JUST THAT STUPID!! Everything out of her attorneysmouth sounds like it planted in hopes she will be loved by everybody as if there will be a parade just for her when she gets out, & how in the hell is she getting out in dec, when SHE SHOULD HAVE TO SPEND HOLIDAYS BEHIND BARS. I am livid to think she will return to rhnj, & wont have to worry about getting a job, like every other criminal does. So this might not make a difference but i did it anyway: i tweeted to andy, bravo, & nbcuniversal about how they are making bad assumptions thinking she is gonna bring ratings, when there are just as many people who are disgusted by her, & advertisers will be boycott, i used #CRIMESHOULDNTPAY. Why dont yall do the same, it might not work, but it made me feel better to express myself. Thx for all of your interesting post.

    • Dani-K May 15, 2015 at 10:18 am -

      The timing of it is so obvious. It’s like Teresa is saying, “Hey everybody, look at me, look at me! Not at my cheating, stealing, neglectful husband.”

      • Sophia Z. May 15, 2015 at 10:35 am -

        I agree. How pathetic, in my opinion. She seems to have absolutely no remorse. She could at least feel something for her victims if she can’t feel anything else. Which makes me wonder if she is a sociopath w/ lack of feelings for others.

  6. TartLemon May 14, 2015 at 3:28 pm -

    Prison does not make the $$$ situation whole. Teresa still has the $13.5 MILLION debt to repay. Still no word of contrition, remorse or apology to her VICTIMS.

    • Seusseroo May 14, 2015 at 3:31 pm -

      Not a word of that. Just more PR spins from the PR Manager/LIEawyer. I find his comments insulting to the public’s intelligence. He seems to operate like his client….thinking everyone is stupid and they can pull the wool over our eyes.

  7. Yolie May 14, 2015 at 4:09 pm -

    Leonard’s remarks make Teresa sound like a martyr or political prisoner. No mention of remorse once again. Another missed opportunity.

    • WestCoastFeed May 14, 2015 at 4:19 pm -

      No but he did hint that she will be a changed person when she is released. He knows what he is doing.

      • Yolie May 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm -

        She has to be a changed woman when she gets out, at that point she would have spent months in prison but will she be remorseful is the question. I read Wendy Feldman’s comments (on this site) about the lawyer and they were not very favorable so I don’t think he knows what he’s doing.

  8. T's Martini Lounge May 14, 2015 at 5:11 pm -

    Yeah, she’ll change all right! She’ll learn a few more pointers from other inmates about stealing, she’ll amp up her crimes and go for more the next time around! She will be a career criminal and will be back in prison yet again.

  9. Harleygirl0685 May 14, 2015 at 5:44 pm -

    Hi all!!! It’s been forever since I’ve checked in. I hope everyone is well! I just saw a show on my TVGuide on MSNBC called “Life After Lockup “…..that’s got Tre’s name written all over it!

    • Marsbars09 May 14, 2015 at 7:45 pm -

      Hi Harley! I hope everything is well with you.

      • Harleygirl0685 May 15, 2015 at 6:52 am -

        Hi Mars!!! Good to see you!

  10. September24 May 14, 2015 at 6:51 pm -

    What about Apollo? Will we be “wowed” by him when he is released? hehehe!
    Even with Tre in prison she still gets more press than the entire cast of RHONJ put together. I’m sure Ms Marco is uploading pics right now of her new cleavage on Instagram! hahahaha!

  11. CatsMeow May 14, 2015 at 9:39 pm -

    Well, good for her! While this felon is ‘looking forward to her future”, one must wonder —Where’s the remorse? Where’s the apologies? The numerous victims don’t want to hear anything but an apology along with alllll that money that’s owed to them.

  12. TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes May 15, 2015 at 2:51 am -

    How can her sentence be reduced to release in December? Her February 5 date was already reflective of a reduced sentence serving 85% – I thought that was the minimum she had to serve by law?

  13. Harleygirl0685 May 15, 2015 at 6:54 am -

    Hey Jen!!!! How are ya?

  14. Ilivehereandlikeit May 15, 2015 at 8:18 am -

    A worthless woman, that’s all I got.

  15. ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸. May 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm -

    But yet still no authentic apology for any of her crimes & misdeeds. No genuine contrition.
    Tre for the sake of your girls I truly hope you will change. I hope that one day, somehow, someway, you will learn humility, contrition & remorse (for anyone but yourself, that is.) & while we’re at it why not throw some morals & ethics in there.
    Do I think it will ever happen?
    Aww, hells NO!

    • Imstillstanding666 May 15, 2015 at 4:19 pm -

      You know what, that table flip was planned. If you watch the whole scene she tries to flip the table and it doesn’t go. So she tries again alittle harder. If it was really flipped in a spontaneous moment of anger it would have Gone the first time.

    • WestCoastFeed May 15, 2015 at 5:45 pm -

      I think I have been expecting too much. I have wanted her to express remorse and to apologize. I don’t think she is capable of that. I think the most we can expect is to see that she has changed and is no longer the selfish, self-centered, greedy woman she was. I think that is what her lawyer is saying when he says she has new priorities.

  16. Shelly Jones May 18, 2015 at 8:43 am -

    I think some people are a little too invested in this woman’s life and future. I’m reading below and seeing comments about writing sponsors and staging boycotts. Boy I tell you….this is why I’ve been pegged a “tre hugger”. I think that’s going a little too far. Let the woman live and earn a living. Geez… you don’t know if she’s sorry or not. You don’t know if there is genuine remorse or not. Just let it go for the sake of humanity. This woman is serving her time…LET IT GO. What next, protest at her gym or any business that allows her in. This is ridiculous. I hate what this woman and her husband did…. but let our criminal justice system do it’s job.