Teresa Giudice may be behind bars but that doesn’t stop her from continuing to control everything and everyone on a day to day basis.
Bravo has released a sneak peek of their upcoming special, Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Checks In—showing how Joe Giudice has been dealing with life since Teresa went inside earlier this year in January—you can watch video right here on Popdust.
As previously reported, last October, Teresa was sentenced to 15 months in prison for multiple counts of fraud, Joe was given 41 months, plus 12 months on an additional count, to be served concurrently. He'll also get two years probation and will have to pay $414,000 to Wells Fargo bank, plus $10,000 in fines. In addition, he’s facing the possibility of deportation when he finishes his sentence.
Judge Esther Salas agreed to the couple serving their sentences consecutively so there would always be one parent taking care of their four daughters.
With Teresa in jail first, it’s currently Joe’s turn at single parenting Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana, and it’s been a far from easy ride for the 43-year-old—luckily however (or not) mama Teresa is managing to keep a tight reign on things, from inside her jail cell.
Teresa appears to have the most generous privileges of any felon known to man—with daily calls home to her family and frequent jail visits.
Even Joe is amazed by his wife’s liberal communication abilities, "It's amazing how she still controls everything from in there, you know what I mean?" Joe ponders in the sneak peek clip.
In the video we also get to see Gia fighting those dreaded teen hormones, and Joe battling to come to terms with his 14-year-old daughter dating, as he tells her terrified prom date to watch his step.
“No close up dancing, or anything like that, OK….” Joe warns the pimply-faced suitor.
Then there’s Milania, who continues with her reign of terror, holding the household hostage with her demands and temper tantrums.
Meanwhile, Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa have been hanging about, helping out around the house. And, what Joe Gorga lacks in stature, he makes up for in drama (just like his big sister) as is evident in one scene where he is seen sobbing about what a bitch he is….
“Everybody’s a little bitch when it comes to family JoJo….” Giudice weighs in sagely.