Real Housewives of New Jersey
star Teresa Giudice
is opening up about her husband, Joe’s, life in prison.
“He is doing as well as could be expected,” Teresa told ET at Mohegan Sun’s 20th anniversary party in Connecticut on Saturday. “I talk to him all of the time. We email. Every day I speak to him.”
The reality star also confirmed that Joe has lost “a lot of weight.”
“He looks really good,” she said. “I cannot wait for him to come home.”
Sunday night’s season finale of the Bravo series
saw Joe commence his 41-month prison sentence
, which began March 23, at the Federal Correctional Institute in Fort Dix, New Jersey. The couple pleaded guilty to fraud charges in 2014, but requested to serve jail time separately to ensure their daughters have parental care.
Teresa, who served 11 months in prison last year, credits the couple’s four daughters -- Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana -- with helping her through this time.
“My kids, they do a lot,” the reality star said. “They have a lot of activities and they keep me busy, so the days fly by. Thank God for them.”
The pair mark their 17th wedding anniversary on Sunday and while time away from her husband has been difficult, and the 44-year-old star
is proud to stand by her man.
“He is an amazing husband, amazing father so why would I not stick by him,” she said. “It is the natural thing to do.”
See Teresa talk more about her husband’s incarceration in the video below.