Teresa Giudice Steps Out for the First Time Since Being Released From Prison

Real Housewives of New Jersey star goes grocery shopping

By Kendall Fisher Dec 29, 2015 6:09 PMTags
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Teresa Giudice just made her first appearance after being released from prison on Dec. 23.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was photographed stepping out on Monday afternoon to do some grocery shopping, just a few days after her return home from her 15-month sentence at a Connecticut prison.

Teresa looked like her normally chic self, wearing a mid-length black vest with a grey shirt, flared jeans and heels. She accessorized with a camouflage studded purse, wearing a full face of makeup and her brunette locks down and curled.


A source tells E! News, "She was happy to be out shopping and back into her routine. She looks really good. She looks skinnier than before and even though it was just a trip to the grocery store she was in full makeup and her hair was done."

A second source noted, "[The grocery store] is a great local place where you go to buy inexpensive produce. Teresa loves it and goes with her dad a lot. There and Costco, that's where she and her dad like to shop together."

According to our insider, Teresa was with a girlfriend, Dolores Catania, and the two picked up some orchids as well as some fresh produce, including nuts, milk, fruits and vegetables.


Though the reality star remains on home confinement and wears an electronic bracelet until her original release date of Feb. 5, she is allowed to do some everyday tasks. Her lawyer, James J. Leonard, explained in a statement last week that she is able go to work and "do different things with permission from her probation officer."

As for her return, Leonard told reporters at the time, "It was very emotional. It was a private moment but it was very emotional, very powerful and it was something to see."


Teresa spent the last five days at home with her family, celebrating Christmas Eve with her husband, Joe Giudice, her four daughters—Gia, 14, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 6—and her brother Joe Gorga and wife Melissa Gorga. She's also been spending time with her parents.

 "She's doing well. There's no question she's spending all the time she can with her family, including her parents," our insider notes. "She's savoring being back with everyone."