Teresa Giudice on The Real Housewives of New Jersey matriarch. Since its inception in 2009, her unapologetic realness and hilarious catchphrases have made her a polarizing housewife. Love her or hate her, there’s no denying her stardom. When the true-life star went to prison, the production paused in her absence, making it clear that without Teresa’s presence, there is no story. It is admirable how both Teresa and her entire family have been open to being in prison. They have shared with the audience the ups and downs of their experience. Teresa Giudice’s life today is radically different.
RHONJ: Teresa Giudice’s Life Was Forever Changed After Her 15-month Prison Stay
Viewers have been enthralled by Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice’s relationship since the show’s pilot episode. Teresa tried for a while to play the perfect housewife actress, but the darker side of her and her husband’s relationship soon became fodder for the show. When the couple got into legal trouble and eventually ended up in jail, Teresa once confessed that she really did blame Joe for their prison sentence. But the reality star has since made peace with the situation, saying she needs to move on and let go of the situation in order to fully heal.
Separating from Joe was part of Teresa Giudice’s healing process. Initially, the couple kept things low-key with the press, not saying outright that they were divorcing. But when it emerged that Joe would be deported back to Italy after serving time in prison, Teresa was forced to admit that she would not be joining her husband there.
After two decades of marriage, the couple divorced in 2020. A year later, Teresa announced her engagement to her current husband Luis Ruelas. Joe made some public comments, claiming that in her opinion, her ex with Luis was moving too fast.
However, it seems that all is well between the new couple and Joe as they have been spotted enjoying dinner together in the Bahamas. Joe even said he was going to their wedding, but he didn’t snag the invite in the end.
Teresa has said that being in prison is like living in hell. However, she managed to find some ways to keep calm during the experience. She also strengthened her relationship with God while in prison by praying often. Cameras documenting part of Joe Giudice’s time with the girls for a special Bravo event caught the star and her daughters praying together during a phone call while he was serving a 15-month prison sentence.
She also discovered her passion for fitness while in prison.She started exercising up to three times a day and fell in love with yoga. After her release from prison, Teresa continued her rigorous exercise regime.
The reality TV star became a yoga enthusiast and this year launched a series of yoga classes. The reality star’s first collection was called The Love Collection, an ode to her love-filled life.
The reality star even took on the ultimate fitness challenge by participating in a bodybuilding competition in 2019. Viewers of the series will remember Teresa documenting her strict diet and intense workouts before the competition.