Teresa Giudice, the star of Real Housewives of New Jersey, reportedly is filming the next season and her prison sentence will be part of it.
Giudice, who was convicted of bankruptcy and bank fraud charges with husband Joe Guidice, started filming the seventh season of the Bravo reality TV series, according to a report from RadarOnline.com.
A source told the site: “It was a no-brainer for Teresa to decide to do the show, because she obviously needs the money to pay off mounting debts. The producers were thrilled, because it will result in a ratings bonanza.”
She will have to serve a 15-month sentence starting on January 5.
The report also claims the 42-year-old is trying to negotiate for money for her children, Gia, 13, Gabriella, 9, Milania, 8, and Audriana, 5. A source continued: “Teresa is using the girls as leverage to get more money. She knows viewers will want to see how they are coping with the fallout from their parents’ legal problems.”
However, a report from Gossip Cop says Giudice isn’t filming Real Housewives of New Jersey’s new season.
A source told the site: “This story is completely inaccurate.” Another insider added that it’s “entirely false.”
Meanwhile, People magazine reported Teresa “storm[ed] off” the set of a Real Housewives reunion a few days ago.
“I need a break. You all can have the conversation without me,” Giudice said, adding: “Where’s the bathroom?”
The second part of the Real Housewives of New Jersey three-part reunion will air Thursday at 8 p.m. on Bravo.