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Watch Teresa Giudice Tearfully Return Home From Prison on 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Premiere

by Johnni Macke 9:58 AM PDT, July 11, 2016
Playing Watch Teresa Giudice Tearfully Return Home From Prison on 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Premiere

The Real Housewives of New Jersey is back and so is Teresa Giudice!

The Bravo reality show returned for its seventh season on Sunday, and Teresa made her TV comeback following her nearly one-year prison sentence.

The season premiere centered on the holidays, Teresa's release and the rest of the cast's reaction to seeing her after so long.

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The most emotional part of her comeback was when Teresa saw her husband, Joe Giudice, and their four girls. When Teresa pulled up to the house on Dec. 23, 2015 -- the day of her release -- she was able to slip into her home undetected and had a sweet moment with Joe, before seeing the kids.

"Hi, honey. Welcome home," he said.

After bursting into tears, Teresa responded, "I missed my house, and I missed you." The two hugged and kissed before she added, "I can't believe I'm home!"

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Photo: Bravo

Next up was Teresa's reunion with her girls, and it was just as sweet as you'd imagine.

"I love you. I love you," she repeated when she finally saw them. "I missed you."

Teresa then turned to the camera and said, "I made it. I did it. I was dreaming about this moment for the past 11-and-a-half months — like, am I really home?"

"I've learned my lesson. I'm not going to make the same mistake twice," she added.

Photo: Bravo

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Although her family was beyond grateful to see her, throughout the episode it was clear that the 44-year-old cookbook author's homecoming brought up a few concerns for her brother, Joe Gorga, and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.

"I've done everything I possibly can," Joe said during the show. "But I'm still not feeling that brotherly and sisterly love."

"I haven't seen or talked to my sister-in-law for a year," Melissa explained. "If she comes home and it doesn't start off right from the very beginning, I don't know if there's going to be much hope for us."

The season premiere also revealed that Teresa had written letters to both her sister-in-law (where she talked about cookies for their Christmas Eve party) and Jacqueline Laurita to try and ease any tension before she came back to town.

See what other drama is on the horizon for this season of RHONJ in the video below.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Sunday nights on Bravo at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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