RHONJ Star Teresa Giudice Heads Home From Prison

Husband Joe is up next to serve his time behind bars
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2015 7:17 AM CST
RHONJ Star Teresa Giudice Heads Home From Prison
In this July 30, 2013, file photo, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice walks out of a courthouse after an appearance in Newark, NJ.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Looks like Teresa Giudice's attorney wasn't far off the mark after predicting in January she'd be released early, "sometime in early December." The 43-year-old Real Housewives of New Jersey star was released from Connecticut's Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury just after 5am Wednesday after serving just over 11 months behind bars for fraud, People reports. Attorney James Leonard picked Giudice up, E! Online notes.

"She couldn't wait to get home to Joe and the girls from the minute she set foot in prison," says a source People calls close to the reality star. "She is so happy and grateful that she is able to be home with them, for Christmas, no less." The family reunion will be short-lived: Husband Joe Giudice is set to begin his 41-month prison sentence for fraud in March, per Us Weekly. (Here's what Giudice didn't like about prison.)

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