Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice, Gia, Audriana, Milania, Gabriella


It's almost time for Teresa Giudice to come home. 

As the countdown begins for the Bravo star's release from prison, those closest to the reality star are feeling more than excited about her future.

"Everyone's doing a countdown. It's an exciting time," a source shared with E! News. "Everyone's excited to see her again and come over to the house and hug her."

Our insider continued, "Everyone's just very proud of how she's handled things and gotten through it and stayed strong. They're really thankful she's finally coming home."

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is finishing the final weeks of her 15-month sentence for fraud charges. She has been serving her time at Danbury Prison and is expected to be released before Christmas.

Teresa Giudice, Real Housewives of New Jersey


While everyone is also aware that her husband Joe Giudice will begin his prison sentence in late March, the focus remains on the holidays and spending quality time as a family.

"No one's thinking about that right now," the source shared with E! News. "No one's thinking beyond having Teresa home again."

In addition to plenty of family time, Teresa also has a few plans of her own for when she completes her sentence. The Bravo star has been writing a tell-all memoir about her life in prison.

Titled Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again, the book will depict all the ups, downs and in-betweens of her journey thus far.

Until then, Joe has some pretty special plans for his wife once she returns to their Jersey home.

"We're probably going to take a trip or two with the family," he shared with E! News. "I'd stay in the states, [maybe] some island close by…Whatever she wants to do when she comes home."

(E! and Bravo are part of the NBCUniversal family)

—Reporting by Beth Sobol

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