Teresa Giudice Is Officially Returning to 'Real Housewives of New Jersey,' Says Finances Are in 'Good Shape'
By John Boone
Out of the cell block and back into the spotlight!
Teresa Giudice has wasted no time since being released from federal prison in December. She's published a book -- Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again -- and now, it's official: She’s returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Andy Cohen confirmed the news on his SiriusXM show, Radio Andy, revealing, "We were shooting when Teresa left Danbury, when she got home, we've been shooting for the last few months."
The reality star -- who served 11 and a half months and recently finished her house arrest -- will rejoin her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, and Jacqueline Laurita, who is also returning this season.
Bravo teases the upcoming drama, which will return sometime "later this year":
"This season, Teresa looks to repair fractured relationships with her family and friends. As her release from prison brings the Giudice family back together, the reunion is short-lived as they prepare for Joe to begin his sentence at the end of March. Hoping to repair relationships with her brother and sister-in-law, Teresa reconnects with Joe and Melissa to permanently put the past behind them."
Joe Giudice, who also pled guilty to tax fraud, will begin servicing his 41-month prison sentence in March.
As for the couple's financial woes, Teresa revealed on Good Morning America that they will be able to keep their house.
"[We're not in] foreclosure any longer, thank you, God," Teresa explains to Amy Robach in an interview that will air Tuesday morning. "And our restitution's paid off. We're in -- thank God -- good shape."
Meanwhile, Melissa previously told ET that Teresa has been "very zen" since returning home from prison. Find out what else the Real Housewives of New Jersey star had to say in the video below.