The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice admitted that it's been tough for him to keep up with his family during his wife Teresa's jail stint, but how has it been for the couple's kids? ET spoke with Joe and Teresa's eldest daughter, Gia Giudice, who showed remarkable composure for a teenager in such a trying situation.
"Anything can happen to any family, and it could be worse," Gia told ET's Jennifer Peros. "At least no one's sick -- that's honestly how I think of it. They're coming home. My mom's coming home. My dad's going to come home. Knock on wood, no one's sick, no one's dying."
Teresa was sentenced on Oct. 2, 2014 after she and her husband Joe Giudice pleaded guilty to fraud charges in March 2014. The 39-count indictment filed in July 2013 included bank, mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud.
Joe was sentenced to 41 months in prison, which he will serve after Teresa completes her time on Dec. 23. The staggering sentences allow at least one parent to always be home with their daughters, Gia, 14, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 9, and Audriana, 5.
The Giudice family's tribulations are being chronicled in a new three-part Bravo special, The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In, which premieres on Oct. 11. In one advance clip, Gia can be seen breaking down while talking to her mom on the phone as the teen gets ready to head out to an 8th grade dance.
"My mom doesn't want me or anyone to get emotional, so I try my best just to keep it all together," Gia says in the clip.
While Gia is ecstatic about her mom's return, it's not lost on her that the victory will be bittersweet.
"When my mom comes home, it's not even something to prepare for. I'm just so happy for that to happen," Gia said. "It's going to be good to have it back to normal for a couple months, but then when my dad leaves, it's just going to be the same thing all over again."
Reporting by Jennifer Peros