Joe Giudice officially began his prison sentence one week ago, and now his wife Teresa Giudice is opening up about his first days behind bars.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star provided a statement to Bravo's The Daily Dish, recording a video to update her fans on her husband's well-being as well as thank them for their continued support.
"I just want to say thank you so much to all my fans out there," she began. "All your love and support means the world to me and my family. It has been a difficult week for us, but we're making it through, thank God."
She continued, "Joe's doing as well as expected. Of course we spoke to him. And I just want to say thank you again from the bottom of my heart for being there, and for all your beautiful tweets. Love, love, love you from my family to yours."
Joe arrived at Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution in New Jersey on Wednesday, March 23, where he began his 41-month sentence after being convicted of bankruptcy fraud and failure to file income tax returns.
"[Joe's] brother, his sister and several other members of the Giudice family, as well as myself, were present when he turned himself in to the prison, including Teresa," the family attorney James Leonard Jr. told E! News at the time. "It was obviously a very emotional day, but this is a very strong family with a tremendous support system and they will get through this, just as they did when Teresa was away."
Meanwhile, Teresa was released from her 14-month prison sentence in December, just a few days before Christmas. She will continue to care for their four daughters, Gia, Gabriella, Audriana and Milania.
"I feel bad for my daughters just having to go through this again," Teresa previously told E! News. "That's what breaks my heart."
Despite the difficult times, the couple's lawyer assured us that their relationship "is stronger than ever and they are still very much in love with one another."
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