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Teresa Giudice Supports Melissa Gorga's Store Opening in First Red Carpet Appearance Since Her Release
The #RHONJ mom was all smiles at her sister-in-law's new boutique.
Teresa Giudice has been out of prison for less than a month, but she's already looking and acting like The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom we all know and love. Teresa kept it in the family for her first red carpet appearance Thursday evening at none other than the official opening for sister-in-law Melissa Gorga's new store Envy by Melissa Gorga. "I'm feeling great," Teresa told E! News. "I'm happy to be here to support my brother and my sister-in-law Melissa for the grand opening on her boutique Envy."
In fact, Teresa was extremely complimentary of Melissa's new business venture. "[Melissa] has great style and you see her on the red carpet and you see her being photographed, so, and you can tell from the photographs that she has great style," she said.
Melissa was thrilled that Teresa came out to support her new boutique. "I love her and she's doing great, so thank God," Melissa told E! News.
Teresa was accompanied by her eldest daughter Gia Giudice at the event, who revealed that she looks to her mama for style inspiration. "My background is fashion. I went to school for fashion," Teresa said. "I used to work at Macy's Herald Square in the buying office and I also was on the vendor side. I worked for Nine West and Calvin Klein handbags. So, I have a fashion background. She has her mommy."
Teresa Giudice and daughter Gia Giudice attend the official opening of Melissa Gorga's store Envy by Melissa Gorga on Thursday, January 14, 2016.
Teresa's cousin and RHONJ castmate Kathy Wakile also showed up to the store opening with her daughter Victoria Wakile.
Kathy Wakile and her daughter Victoria Wakile at the official opening of Envy by Melissa Gorga on Thursday, January 14, 2016.
RHONJ mom Jacqueline Laurita also showed up to support Melissa at her event.
Jacqueline Laurita at the official opening of Envy by Melissa Gorga on Thursday, January 14, 2016.
Teresa was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut on December 23, 2015 after serving nearly a year in prison for multiple counts of fraud. After her release, Teresa was placed in the Federal Location Monitoring Program, which consists of wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet and requiring permission to travel outside of her home, her lawyer James J. Leonard Jr. told The Daily Dish in December. Teresa is said to remain in the Federal Location Monitoring Program until February 5.