Teresa Giudice was forced to leave her husband and four kids to serve out a 15-month prison sentence in Jan. 2015, and her family has been trying to go on without her. A 3-part special titled ‘RHONJ Teresa Checks In’ catches up with the Giudice family, and the first emotional preview has been released! Click to WATCH!
Teresa Giudice, 43, is still in prison, and her family is trying to continue on with their lives until she returns. The Real Housewives of New Jersey will air a 3-part special on Oct. 11 to show just how the family is coping without Teresa. Joe Giudice, 43, confesses it’s tough raising four girls on his own in the sneak peek, but he admits Teresa is still taking care of their family from prison!
Living without Teresa has been extremely difficult for Joe and the kids. Gia Giudice reveals to Melissa Gorga that he’s doing his best, but it’s not like having her mom around. “I mean, like, he’s pretty good. He helps out, he tries his best, but it’s like rough without my mom,” Gia says.
It’s been crazy around the house without the reality star, to say the least. Joe’s chasing around the kids — Gia, Milania, Audriana and Gabriella — and trying to be a good single parent. He even lays down the law with Gia’s date before she goes to her eighth grade prom. Joe must also face that his daughters are growing up — Gia is now a teenager, pimples and all.
“It’s hard keeping up with all these kids, but I’m doing a lot,” Joe says in the preview. Joe is still getting help from Teresa behind bars. She calls daily to check up on everyone. “It’s amazing how she controls everything from in there,” Joe continues.
The end of the preview features an emotional Teresa praying to bring her home to her family as soon as possible. Once Teresa is released from prison, Joe will begin his 41-month prison sentence.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Checks In will premiere on Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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— Avery Thompson