The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was released from prison on Wednesday morning, and had a brand new 2016 Lexus LX570 waiting for her, a source confirms to ET. The sleek black ride -- which retails for $95,000 -- even came with a festive red bow on the hood.
When asked how the Giudice family acquired the pricey ride -- especially given that Teresa and her husband, Joe Giudice, once filed for bankruptcy in 2009, claiming $11 million in debt -- Teresa's lawyer, James Leonard Jr., told ET, "They make money."
He also told reporters at a press conference that he didn't know who bought the Lexus, cracking, "Maybe Santa Claus."
The 43-year-old reality star was picked up at the Danbury Correctional Facility in Danbury, Connecticut by her attorney on Wednesday morning, after she was released at 5:01 a.m. She looked stylish as she left jail in jeans, black knee-high boots and a peplum leather jacket -- an outfit that had been picked out since last week, our source tells us -- going directly to her home in New Jersey.
"She's very happy to be home," Leonard Jr. tells ET. "She's very much looking forward to a nice, quiet, low-key holiday with her family."
Obviously, her family is ecstatic she's home as well, after nearly a year behind bars. Teresa's four daughters -- Gia, 14, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 9, and Audriana, 6 -- made a sign on the front door that says "We Missed You," and Bravo cameras were rolling as 43-year-old Joe stood in the garage, no doubt eagerly waiting for her big arrival.
Teresa and Joe are accused of earning more than $5 million from their fraudulent behavior.
Last December, Teresa sued her bankruptcy lawyer, James Kridel, for $5 million, blaming him for her incarceration. Though their 2009 bankruptcy filing was dropped in 2011, this petition led to the federal fraud charges against the two. In the 39-count indictment, Teresa and Joe were accused of hiding assets when they submitted their Chapter 7 petition.
Both Teresa and her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, will return to The Real Housewives of New Jersey for it seventh season, a source close to the show told ET in September. Teresa is to remain on house arrest until Feb. 5.