Teresa Giudice has been going through some rough times, but luckily she has someone to help her through it.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, along with her husband Joe, was hit with two new fraud charges earlier this week, but is working to keep a positive outlook on her situation thanks to crisis manager Wendy Feldman of Custodial Coaching.
Feldman talks to E! News about working with the 41-year-old celeb and how she sympathizes with the mother of four.
"Teresa and I met through [Real Housewives of New York star] Jill Zarin," Feldman tells us. "Jill is one of my closest friends. We don't have a working relationship, but she was the one who connected Teresa and myself."
She explained, "What I do with Teresa and Joe is what I do with a lot of celebrities in crisis management. People going through this needs a shoulder to lean on who understands the process. I act as her publicist, as her crisis manager and I'm helping her with her brand. I'll also be helping her with the show when it starts up again in a few weeks."
Feldman adds that one of her main goals is to help people "focus on the positive, because there's so much negative," and when it comes to Giudice, "we're taking it day by day. This is going to be a very long, tough process."
It also doesn't help that Teresa and her family are going through this while in the public eye. Feldman said she feels for her client, telling E! News, "What I want people to realize is that this is a woman with four children who has to play out a sad, unfortunate situation in public. This is a wife, this is a mother, this is a daughter, this is a friend."
The Bravo star has been receiving some support from her fans on Twitter, and let her followers know that their well wishes are appreciated. "I just want to thank everyone for your kind words, thoughts and prayers," she tweeted.
The husband and wife duo pleaded not guilty to the two new charges—loan application fraud and bank fraud—during their arraignment at a federal court in Newark, New Jersey, yesterday.
"She looks forward to defending herself at the trial, scheduled for Feb. 24, 2014," Teresa's lawyer, Henry Klingeman, said in a statement on Monday. "Beyond that, we will answer all of the charges in court, not out."