Teresa Giudice, Gia Giudice

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It's all about reuniting as a family this Christmas in the Giudice household.

Teresa Giudice has returned home to her four daughters and husband, Joe Giudice, after spending nearly a year in federal prison.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was greeted by signs all around her home that read "We missed you," obviously written by her girls, Gia, 14, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 6.

In fact, her eldest daughter, Gia, even took to Twitter to share a short and sweet message about her excitement over her mother's return.

"Welcome back," Gia tweeted to her 158K followers.

Teresa returned to her Towaco home Wednesday around 7:30 a.m. after being discharged from the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., at 5:01 a.m.

Not only did she arrive to the sweet notes from her daughters, she was also greeted by a black Lexus with a big red bow in the driveway alongside her hubby, who was waiting in the early morning darkness to finally bring his wife inside.

Joe Giudice, Teresa Giudice, Arriving Home From Prison


"She's very happy to be here," her attorney, James Leonard Jr. said during a press conference outside the home. "She's very much looking forward to a nice quiet low key holiday with her family."

Meanwhile another insider told E! News at the beginning of the month, "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."

In July 2013, Teresa and Joe pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, leading to a 39-count indictment. Teresa was sentenced to 15 months in statement prison, while Joe—who was also charged with tax evasion—was sentenced to 41 months, which he will begin serving early next year.

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