'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Teresa Giudice reportedly planning to tape videos for daughters to watch during jail time
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/15/2014
Teresa Giudice apparently has a plan for how she can stay in contact with her four daughters when she serves time in jail.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 42, was sentenced to 15 months behind bars in her fraud case yet still intends to connect with Gia, 13, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 8, and Audriana, 5, on a regular basis via pre-recorded video tapes, Us Weeklyreported.
"She wants to make tapes for them," a source told Us of Teresa's current late-night project over a glass of wine. "There will be one for birthdays, one for holidays, and a video with words of encouragement for when they're sad."
Teresa is reportedly "deeply depressed" and "not eating or sleeping," according to the source.
However, Teresa is still putting her girls first and reportedly hopes to finish the tapes by Thanksgiving. She begins her time in jail on January 5 of next year so she can enjoy the holidays with her family.
When Teresa endures her prison sentence, her husband Joe Giudice has promised to take care of their children. But with that promise reportedly comes stress for the reality TV star, as Joe "has been binge-eating" and drinking up to four bottles of wine in one night.
Teresa is "worried he's going to have a heart attack, like his dad," the source told the magazine.
Joe will serve his 41-month sentence after Teresa completes her own. The judge made it so that the girls will have one parent in their lives at a time. After finishing his sentence, Joe will face deportation because he's not an American citizen.
Joe and Teresa are reportedly facing $13 million in claims after a judge denied a motion to discharge their 2009 bankruptcy filing.
The couple both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud as well as three counts of bankruptcy as part of a March plea deal to resolve their 41-count federal fraud indictment. Joe also pleaded guilty to failure to file tax returns on nearly $1 million worth of his income.
In addition, the pair admitted to claiming false salaries between the years of 2001 and 2008 and submitting phony loan applications to get some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans.