The former Real Housewives of New Jersey star's lawyer, James J. Leonard Jr., has cleared up seven rumors that have been swirling around Giudice and her family during the months that she's been serving time for fraud in the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution. Speaking to People, Leonard told the publication that he wants to clear up all the "bad information" that is out there.
"I can state unequivocally that I am the only lawyer that Teresa has met with since she has been in prison," Leonard said. "While we have discussed many things, we have never discussed her divorcing Joe. If anything, as bizarre as it may seem, this experience of them being apart has only brought them closer.
"She has also talked about her future with Joe and the girls," he added.
There has also been talk about whether Bravo will let Giudice return to the Real Housewives of New Jersey, and her lawyer has some strong opinions on that.
"Anyone who has watched that show since the very first episode understands that Teresa Giudice is the central figure around which the show revolves," he says. "That's not to take anything away from any of the other women, but Teresa has been the focal point for the last six seasons, and I don't expect that to change moving forward, assuming both sides can agree on a contract."
The other rumors that are incorrect include the claim that Teresa was denied early release after Joe met with "the feds" and "the whole thing fell apart" because of what he reportedly said. Leonard also revealed that she is not acting like a diva in prison, nor has Giudice had any altercations with any of the other inmates.
Do Giudice and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga hate each other? Apparently not. And her children are apparently "holding up surprisingly well" while their mom is in prison.
And as for that rumor about the Giudice family's New Jersey mansion being foreclosed?
"I have been told that Joe is in the process of reconfiguring their mortgage with the bank," Teresa's lawyer explained. "I do know that the house has been on the market for quite some time. I think they will either refinance their loan and keep the house or they will find a buyer and move into a new house. I do not envision a scenario in which their home will be foreclosed."
There you have it, folks.
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