In case you didn’t know, Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey has been indicted on 39 counts of fraud and is facing up to 50 years in federal prison. Despite critics who say Teresa isn’t taking the charges seriously, the mother of four says she is putting on a brave face for her daughters. “Look, every family has problems. Nobody’s perfect,” Teresa tells In Touch Weekly. “I have to be strong for my kids.”
Teresa admits that her oldest daughter, Gia, has been most affected by the charges. “She’s the only one who knows anything is going on, so I do everything I can to make her feel comfortable,” Teresa explains. Teresa says she is terrified, but tells her girls to keep living their lives normally and not to make the same mistakes she has.
Teresa reveals she has hired a legal coach and crisis management to help with the situation. “I just want my daughters to grow up healthy and happy,” she says. “I want the kids to enjoy their childhood. And to be the best mom I can be.” Adding, “You’ve got to keep living life and being positive. You can’t just curl up in a ball and crawl into a hole. What’s that going to do?”
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