RHONJ star Teresa Giudice is just days away from her turning herself in to begin serving her 15-month prison sentence, but sources say she is remaining positive during her final days at home with her family. The 42 year-old mother of four is clinging on to her four daughters and is even crawling into bed with them so she will â€œremember their smellâ€ when sheâ€™s gone.
â€œDuring her cold nights in prison, she wants to be able to close her eyes and pretend sheâ€™s with them,â€ a source told US Weekly, adding that Teresa is determined to stay connected with them while she is away in Connecticut, taking photos and video that she can watch in her â€œcolderâ€ circumstances.
Teresa has reportedly been educating herself on prison survival. Friends claim Giudice finds strip searches terrifying and has been using â€œeverything she can find onlineâ€ as a guide. Teresa has also been bulking up in preparation for any potential inmate fights. She has been drinking protein shakes religiously, the source says.
The RHONJ star has reportedly packed a gold cross and Bible as necessities for her new life behind bars.
â€œShe just keeps putting one foot in front of the other,â€ says the insider. â€œSheâ€™s doing her best to stay strong.â€
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