While Teresa and her husband Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice were in a New Jersey federal court pleading guilty to 41 indictments against them including bank fraud, mail fraud, and tax evasion their “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” costars were tweeting inspirational support messages. Dina Manzo, long time friend of Teresa’s, who is returning to “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” this season tweeted: “It’s all how you look at it…perception is everything. #StayPositive #ChooseLoveNotFear.” She later responded: “BTW if you get pleasure out of others’ pain or even partake in the neg gossip of all…it says so much more about you than them. #thinkaboutit.”
Former costar Jacqueline Laurita also tweeted her support saying: “Praying for a dear old friend and her family today.” She included an image of a quote by Demi Lovato which reads: “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. and it may seem hard to get to it, but you can do it, and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.”
While neither Jacqueline or Dina mentioned the Giudices by name, fellow franchise member NeNe Leakes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” sent her support as well saying that she hopes Teresa will not see jail time by saying:
“Honestly, I have to say I wish [Teresa and Joe] all the best because I don’t wish harm on anybody. I don’t want to see her have to go to jail. She is a mom, she has kids, I have kids, and her kids need her. So I just wish her all the best.”
Teresa and Joe were indicted on 39 counts of fraud and tax evasion in July of 2013. Two additional indictments were added in November of 2013. The couple pleaded guilty in an attempt to see minimal jail time as the result of a plea deal. Joe could serve a minimum of three years while Teresa could serve two years in a federal prison. Joe is also facing deportation to Italy as he is not a United States citizen. What are your thoughts? Post your comments below.
Source: US Magazine
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