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Lisa Vanderpump: How I'm Supporting Teresa
The RHOBH star reveals that she's reached out to her friend after the devastating sentencing.
They're housewives from opposite coasts, but Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Lisa Vanderpump has made no secret of the fact that she supports RHONJ's Teresa Giudice, especially during this difficult time.
Last week, Teresa was sentenced to 15 months of jail time, while husband Joe was sentenced to 41 months after pleading guilty to several counts of fraud. Though Lisa did not initially comment publicly on the sentencing, she responded to a fan on Twitter asking about it, saying "I have supported her and called her personally. Not everything needs to be on display."
This isn't the first time that Lisa has reached out to Teresa, first calling her after Teresa and Joe put in their guilty plea a few months ago. She revealed to E! News that at the time she told Teresa, "'Hey, I'm thinking of you, and I know things will work out in the end. I just don't know how, or what, you're going to have to get through to go there…I support you.'"
Showing a lot of sympathy for the mother of four, Lisa also added, "I can only imagine, it has to be a nightmare to be in the midst of that…She's always been a lovely woman. I know that from first-hand experience."
Teresa herself sat down for a teary two-part interview with Andy Cohen this week where she shared her greatest fears about her time away from her daughters. "I just think about my daughters. That's all I think about...I just want to be with my daughters," she said. Teresa and Joe will be serving staggered sentences so that they are not both away from their children at the same time.
Part two of Andy's sit-down with Teresa and Joe airs on Thursday. Watch a preview below.
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