If you don’t know by now you either live under a rock or are incarcerated yourself, but both Teresa and Joe Giudice are going to the big house, and it’s not the one in Montville with the tacky front door.
It was decided today by a New Jersey judge that Teresa will serve 15 months starting around January 5, 2015. When she is released her husband will begin serving his term of 41 months. The staggered sentences allow for the couple to take turns caring for their four daughters who range in age from 5-13.
I’m not here to rehash the details. There’s a ton of publications both online and in print that will do that. If you’ve read TBB for a while you know that we don’t like to be redundant. What we prefer to do is put our own flavor into things. I’m writing to state what I think of the case.
There is no doubt that what the Giudice’s did was wrong. There is no doubt that they need to pay for their crimes. Being public figures warrants the need for them to be handled a certain way. If they got away with it then others would think they could too. It’s a greedy sneaky world we live in.
What I am surprised about is that both Teresa and Joe will be incarcerated. I was almost positive that he would take the fall. I was hoping he would. Say what you want about the Giudices, but at the end of the day those girls need their mother. I would have thought a judge, a female one at that, would have felt this way. To not give the woman an ankle bracelet and keep her home with her kids, well the crimes and attitudes must really have been something else.
I hope the Giudices have learned from their mistakes. I hope Bravo has too. If they want to glorify the so-called good life then they need to look for people truly living it. Do your due diligence in selecting people who are making their living honestly. For those who aren’t…well don’t go flaunting your fictitious lifestyle for the cameras. A liar always gets caught…especially when lying to the IRS.
Teresa and Joe will be one on one with Andy Cohen on Monday 10/6 on Watch What Happens Live. Will you watch? What do you think of the verdict? Share your thoughts below.