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Turns out prison doesn’t look so bad on RHONJ‘s Joe Giudice after all

In many ways, prison helped make The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Teresa Giudice a better person. She’s changed her mindset; she’s mended her relationship with her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga; and she’s admitted that she intends to take more control in her marriage instead of letting all the legal responsibilities fall on the shoulders of her husband, Joe Giudice.

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In fact, since leaving Danbury Federal Correction Institute in Danbury, Connecticut, Teresa appears to be doing very well for herself and has accomplished a lot, but will it be the same for Joe? Of course, we’ll have to wait until his release from the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey, to see what changes serving time has brought about, but Teresa was eager to give fans an update on Joe’s prison sentence and how he’s been doing.

He just can’t wait for it to be over,” she told E! News. “He’s doing great, or as best as could be expected. He’s lost over 35 pounds. He’s doing the same thing I did: reading a lot of books, exercising, keeping his head focused on doing what he has to do.”

During Teresa’s time in prison, she decided to practice yoga, which she previously said helped her get through prison, and it appears Joe is following in her footsteps. “He said he’s done yoga a few times… And he’s said he can’t wait to come home and do yoga with me!,” she told the publication.

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Three and a half years is a long time to be apart from your spouse, but Teresa and Joe are determined to make their marriage work. While prison is no walk in the park, it does appear to be having a positive effect on Joe’s mindset — even if it is just for his health.

“It’s good for him to be healthy. He did have high blood pressure before he left because he was stressing so much… For him to get healthy and lose weight will be a good thing,” Teresa confessed.

We’re glad to hear it.

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