It's been nearly three months since Teresa Giudice has been incarcerated, serving a 15 month sentence after being convicted along with husband Joe on fraud charges. Making the switch from home to a Danbury, Conn. facility has taken some adjustment, and Joe recently shared with Us Magazine (available on newsstands Friday) how all of their lives have changed since she's been gone.
She's Keeping Up Appearances
Although prison guidelines might be strict for maintaining beauty regimes, she's still making an effort to look her best—especially for family visits. The commissary offers things like gel and rinses that Teresa's taken advantage of. On a recent visit "she made us wait an hour while she did her hair!" Joe shares.
The Gym Is an Outlet for Her
Teresa has a strict routine when it comes to her physical fitness (three times a day!)—and she has some pretty good options. "She exercises after every meal," Joe says. "It's like a low-budget spa. They do spin classes, ab classes. She's getting pretty ripped up!"
Communication is Key
Staying in touch with Joe, her girls, and her parents are her number one priority. She's limited to 300-minutes-per-month on the phone (which she divvies up into 10-minute calls every night), and every phone call means the world to her family. Joe scales his time back to just three minutes so that the girls get their fair share. "That time is precious," he admits. Luckily, email is available, so it's the main source of contact for everyone—but especially oldest daughter Gia. "She's my best friend, so I tell her all the drama that she missed in my school," Gia says.
She Still Rules The Roost From Afar
"She's pretty much running the [family] schedules from there," Joe admits. "She emails what I have to do."
She's A Different Woman Now
Teresa is ready to shed that image of herself and let everyone know who she really is. Her lawyer reveals that most who come in contact with her are surprised with her transformation. "Everyone I encounter—from inmates to the staff—tell me the Teresa they have come to know is nothing like the Teresa they've seen on television," he says.
[Source: Us Magazine]