Teresa Giudice Personal Life, Career, Real Estate, Divorce & All We Know!

Teresa Giudice has a net worth of $500 thousand as a reality television star and author. Giudice rose to prominence as a cast member on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (2009–present). Teresa and Joe Giudice have both served time in prison. In 2015, she was sentenced to 11 months in prison for fraud. They declared bankruptcy in 2011, listing $11 million in debt.

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Teresa has appeared on shows such as “Live with Regis and Kelly,” “Rachael Ray,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” and “Good Morning America” in addition to “The Real Housewives.” Teresa has also competed on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” (2010) and “Celebrity Apprentice” (2012). She had an uncredited role in the film “Donnie Brasco,” and she appeared as a guest star on an episode of the NBC medical drama “Mercy” in 2009. Giudice has appeared on the covers of several magazines, including “People,” “Life & Style,” and “Us Weekly,” and she blogs for People.com and Bravotv.com.

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Teresa is a “New York Times” best-selling author of seven books, including “Skinny Italian- Eat It and Enjoy It — Live La Bella Vita and Look Great, too!” (2010), “Fabulicious! Teresa’s Italian Family Cookbook” (2011), “Fabulicious! Fast & Fit- Teresa’s Low-Fat, Super-Easy Italian Recipes” (2012), “Fabulicious!  On the Grill: Teresa’s Smoking Hot Backyard Recipes” (2013), “Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again” (2016), and “Standing Strong” (2017).

Early Life

Teresa Giudice was born Teresa Gorga in Paterson, New Jersey on May 18, 1972. Giacinto and Antonia, her parents, immigrated to America from Sala Consilina, Italy. Teresa has a brother named Giuseppe (also known as Joe), and her sister-in-law, Melissa, has been a cast member on “Real Housewives” since the third season. Giudice was raised in a Roman Catholic household and graduated from Berkeley College with a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management. Teresa worked as an associate buyer at Macy’s after college.


Teresa and her then-husband, Joe, appeared on Bravo’s reality show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” in 2009. Giudice is the only Housewife who has appeared in every season of the show, and she starred in a three-episode spin-off called “Teresa Checks In” in October 2015, which focused on the Giudice family after Teresa was sentenced to prison.

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During the show’s tenth season, she was reportedly paid $62,000 per episode. Giudice has her own wine (Fabellini Wines) and haircare (Milania Hair Care) lines, as well as her own fashion line, TG Fabulicious, which features clothing and accessories with phrases like “Happy wife, happy life” and “Love, love, love.”

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She finished fifth on “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2012, raising $70,000 for The NephCure Foundation, and she has served on the Project Ladybug committee, which was founded by her “Real Housewives” co-star Dina Manzo. Teresa and her brother and sister-in-law opened Gorga’s Homemade Pasta & Pizza in East Hanover, New Jersey, in May 2017; the restaurant closed in January 2018. Giudice began practicing yoga while in prison and became a certified yoga teacher after her release.

Joe and Teresa declared bankruptcy in 2009. They claimed to be more than $11 million in debt in their filing, and they were forced to auction off many of their household items and sell their mansion.
Joe and Teresa were both indicted in July 2013 on 39 counts of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and making false statements on loan applications, and they pleaded not guilty the following month.

After reaching an agreement with federal prosecutors, the Giudices pleaded guilty to 41 counts of fraud in March2014. Teresa was sentenced to 15 months in prison, and Joe was sentenced to 41 months in prison and possible deportation (despite the fact that Joe’s family moved from Italy to the United States when he was just a year old, he never officially became an American citizen); they were also ordered to pay $414,000 in restitution, which they eventually did pay down.

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Teresa served her sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, from January 5, 2015, to December 23, 2015, before being released on house arrest for the final four months of her sentence. Joe served his sentence from March 23, 2016, to March 14, 2019, and was then detained at an immigration detention center until October 2019, when he relocated to Italy to work while awaiting the court’s decision on deportation.

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Teresa sued her bankruptcy lawyer for $5 million in late 2014, alleging that he did not meet with her before filing bankruptcy documents, and her 2009 bankruptcy case was dismissed in June 2018, and she was ordered to pay restitution to the IRS and New Jersey’s Department of Treasury.

Personal Life

Teresa married Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice on October 23, 1999, and their first child, Gia, was born on January 8, 2001. They had three more daughters after Gia- Gabriella (born October 4, 2004), Milania (born February 2, 2006), and Audriana (born February 2, 2007). (Born September 14, 2009). Teresa and Joe divorced in September 2020, and she revealed two months later that she was dating businessman Luis Ruelas. Teresa married businessman Luis Ruelas in October 2021.

Teresa and Joe Giudice of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” have divorced after 20 years of marriage, according to Page Six. Following years of rumored infidelity, prison stints, and other issues, the couple decided to divorce in December 2019.

Real Estate

Teresa and Joe built a nearly 10,000-square-foot mansion in Montville, New Jersey, in 2008. The estate has six bedrooms and five bathrooms, as well as a Cinderella staircase, a massive chandelier, and a swimming pool. Teresa listed this home for sale for $4 million in 2014, at the height of her legal troubles. She will relist it for $2.5 million in September 2020. In January 2021, she reduced the asking price to $2.25 million. She reduced the price to $1.999 million a year later.

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