On Oct. 2, Joe and Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey were sentenced to prison for multiple counts of fraud. Joe got 41 months, and Teresa got 15 months. She will serve first, and will report on Jan. 5.
The next day, the couple taped an interview with Andy Cohen for a special two-part Watch What Happens Live!
Despite having pleaded guilty in March, the Giudices continued to say a number of astounding things about what led them to this point. And about — well, everything else. Let's list them.
1.Getting prison time, Teresa said, "was very unexpected."
2.Given her shock, Cohen asked Teresa whether she thinks she's been in denial. Which everyone thinks she is.
3.Cohen asked Teresa why she would have accepted an agreement that recommended a prison sentence.
4.Cohen asked why there were so many omissions of their valuables in the papers they filed to the judge.
5.What did she say to her lawyers after this catastrophe, since it sounds like legal malpractice, if what she says is true?
6.Back to the crimes themselves. How, asked Cohen, did this happen? Was Teresa just signing what was given to her?
7.According to Teresa, the only one of their children who knows about the prison sentences is Gia, who is 13.
8.Is Teresa worried about being in prison and losing her temper, Cohen asked?
9.In Part 2 of the interview, Cohen asked Joe whether he fears being deported.
10.Is Joe an alcoholic? His lawyer said so in court while asking for leniency.
11.Cohen reminded Joe that he has another court date — and possibly more prison time coming his way — on Oct. 15.
12.Teresa didn't want her brother, Joe Gorga, also of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, to come to court.
13.Teresa's businesses are all doing terribly since their legal problems began in earnest.