Teresa Giudice's Attorney James Leonard Jr. Gives an Update on How She's Doing in Prison—Watch Now!

Former RHONJ star's lawyer says she's feeling "amazing"

By Francesca Bacardi Sep 10, 2015 7:40 PMTags
Watch: Teresa Giudice's Lawyer Says She's In Tip-Top Shape

Teresa Giudice is only a few months away from getting out of prison and her lawyer, James Leonard Jr., said she's "doing amazing."

Teresa's attorney opened up to E! News at our New York Fashion Week kick-off party Wednesday and revealed that his client has really been getting into fantastic shape. He even joked that she'll ask him to punch her stomach to feel her newfound abs.

"She's in absolute tip-top shape," he dished. "She's rock-hard mentally, physically and emotionally."

But has spending time in prison changed the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star? It seems so! "When she comes home people are going to be very surprised," Leonard added. "It's a whole new Teresa coming home."

Before the summer Teresa's lawyer told us that he believed she would emerge from prison "stronger" and "more focused." 

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"She's getting back in touch with her faith," he said in May. "She's spending a lot of time praying in there, and I think the Teresa that comes out of prison is going to wow people."

Based on what he revealed Wednesday, he seems to be right on the money! As for what she's going to be focusing more on, Leonard said her family. "Being with her children, being with her family, being with Joe…and then kind of getting back into whatever she's going to get back into," he explained. "If that's television, if it's different projects, if it's getting involved with a restaurant, etc.—there are so many opportunities that she has.

"I think she's going to take it one day at a time, but her focus is, 'I want to get back to my freedom, I want to get back to my husband, I want to get back to my parents, my children, and then kind of take it as it goes.' But I expect that you'll be seeing her shortly after she comes home."

Teresa is set to be released from prison by Christmas.

Watch: Teresa Giudice Is in Great Shape Behind Bars