Teresa Giudice is the ultimate Jersey Girl. The daughter of loving Italian parents, she grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, where she met Joe, her childhood sweetheart and husband of 16 years. Teresa devotes herself to her four beautiful daughters -- Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana.
A graduate of Berkeley College with a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management, Teresa is an inspirational working mom. Teresa has also been on The Real Housewives of New Jersey since its inception.
An established cook, Teresa took the publishing world by storm with her three New York Times-bestselling cookbooks, Skinny Italian, Fabulicious!, Fabulicious! Fast & Fit, as well as Fabulicious! On the Grill. She hit the New York Times bestseller list again with her latest book, her 2016 memoir, Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again.
In 2012, Teresa showcased her business savvy when she starred on NBC's hit show Celebrity Apprentice where she raised $70,000 for the charity, NephCure. Since staying fit is one of her priorities, she is working on becoming a certified yoga instructor.
As fans of the show have seen, Teresa has been through a lot, but continues to stay positive, focusing on raising her four daughters and living "la bella vita."