Becca Frucht: Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice are speaking out for the first time since they were sentenced to prison last week, POPSUGAR's Lindsay Miller and Allison McNamara here with more details on this reality TV news everyone is talking about.
Lindsay Miller: So Teresa was sentenced to 15 months in prison on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges, but Joe was on the hook for even more charges and he was sentenced to 41 months in prison.
Allison McNamara: So lots of people thought Teresa would either get house-arrest probation but the judge really wanted to make an example out of her; however, the court is staggering their sentences so that can still care of their four daughters, Teresa is going first, Joe is going second.
Becca Frucht: We were wondering when the pair would speak out and comment on all those craziness and they finally did it in a revealing interview with Bravo executive and host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live this week.
[Video Clip]Teresa Giudice: I was shocked, like I was like - you know - I mean, it was very unexpected. I don't know, I don't even know what to say.
Andy Cohen: What's your biggest fear about going to prison?
Teresa Giudice: I just think about my daughters.
Becca Frucht: Teresa got emotional when she talked about how her oldest daughter 13 year-old Gia offered to take care of the family while she is in prison.
[Video Clip]Teresa Giudice: She was like, Mommy, don't worry about it, I'll be there. I'll be there to help daddy with the girls. On my god! It broke my heart when she said that.
Becca Frucht: Her fellow housewife Caroline Manzo also voiced her concerns about the sentencing. Caroline Manzo: I am blown away by the whole thing, this is tragic, this is sad and you know I can't judge them and I won't judge them because I don't know what happened. Becca Frucht: So what do we think about all this, ladies?
Lindsay Miller: Well I think people should remember these worst serious crimes, they defrauded lenders to the tune of $5 million, they weren't even paying income tax. Allison McNamara: People always give reality TV a hard time for being fake, in this case it's actual fraud, so I actually hear what fans say.
Becca Frucht: The part two of Andy's interview airs on Thursday and he is grilling Teresa on her feelings of resentment towards Joe, he is not even a US citizen, and could be deported back to Italy.
Lindsay Miller: Inconsequence.
Becca Frucht:So we will see, yeah.