The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars plead guilty in 2014 to multiple counts of bankruptcy fraud. They were allowed to serve their sentences at different times, so that one parent would always be at home with their four daughters, Gia, 15, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 6. Teresa completed her 11-month stint late last year, three months ahead of Joe’s prison term.
"It’s been a little easier this time around, especially for the girls," a source told ET in April of how the children have been handling Joe's jail time. "They knew what to expect. Is it still hard and sad? Of course it is. But they're doing the best they can."
The source also noted that Joe was doing well behind bars, saying, “He is handling prison well and has a positive mindset."
Teresa's release from jail was very emotional for the family, their friends and loved ones, to the point where last week, Andy Cohen told ET's Brad Bessey that he still can't handle the 43-year-old's first episode back on RHONJ.
"I've seen it three or four times, and I wept every time," Cohen said of the show's first episode in over a year. "It's the realest, most raw moment that I've seen. When you see these four girls jump in her arms, it's like nothing that I've seen."