Giudice seems to have gained some much-needed perspective on what is really important in life during her prison stint, and her new first priority is her family — including her brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa.
The bitter feud between Giudice and the Gorgas has been fodder for many compelling episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but now Giudice wants to let bygones be bygones. The questions is, is the feeling mutual?
"She's looking forward to seeing her brother," a source told Radar Online. "She has really had time to reflect and frankly she has no ill will towards him.
"She has really worked on herself and has had time to reflect about life. It was really therapeutic for her. She's honestly not going back with any ill will towards anybody.
"She has forgiven her brother for everything, and she has also forgiven Melissa," the source said.
So how do the Gorgas feel about this? Their outlook isn't quite as rosy.
"Even though Melissa says in public that she supports Teresa, Melissa still has a lot of animosity towards her," the source claimed.
But that isn't holding Giudice back from her quest for reconciliation.
"Teresa, for her part, has definitely released everything and forgiven everyone and turned over a new leaf," the source said. "She has had a lot of time to think about life and think about the mistakes she has made. She's taking responsibility for her actions. She admitted her faults and did her time. She's not trying to point fingers and she's not trying to act like a victim.
"She is very remorseful about the relationships that not only suffered as a result of this, but also as a result [of] all the stress she was under during the process.
"She attributes the difficulties on the show [to] all that she was going through," the source concludes. "She's only human. All she can do is say she is sorry to anyone she has hurt, do her time, and really move on. She's in a really good place."
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