Teresa Giudice is about to head to prison for fraud. According to those closest to Teresa, however, the Real Housewife is in complete denial. Refusing to accept the reality that she’s a convicted felon who is about to be incarcerated.
“So many of my clients have had a difficult nature, but she’s the only one I’ve been unable to get through to — and she’s the one I tried the hardest with,” said Teresa’s ex-crisis consultant Wendy Feldman. Wendy previously fired Teresa for failing to follow basic instructions and for generally being a bad client.
“Trust me, when she lies down on the top bunk of a metal bed at night and think ‘I can’t leave’, it will take a while to sink in,” added Wendy, convicted of fraud herself in 2006. “If she continues to be in denial, she won’t even know she’s there, but she could actually be one of those who does hard time — she could make herself miserable the entire time.”
Wendy also has a problem with Teresa posing for lavish photos on Instagram. Another destructive thing Teresa did against the wishes of her crisis team. “It’s unbelievable, that’s the last image you want people to have of you?” Wendy said. “For the last year, every move was carefully crafted, and then she just imploded and did something self destructive … I don’t understand these missteps and lack of foresight, I think it’s really bizarre.”
Teresa was even trying to secure paying work as recently as a few days ago. But no one was interested. “Teresa is still trying to rack up the pay days,” says a source. “She was looking for paid holiday photo gigs with her family and personal appearances. She is trying to pocket all the money she can before heading off to the big house.”
“We’re told nobody even wanted her for press on New Year’s Eve,” the insider added.
On an old episode of the Real Housewives, Teresa explained her need for a brand new lavish mansion. It HAD to be new, she said, as a “used” house is unsanitary. She used the word “disgusting.” But she’s about to go to one of the most unsanitary places there is. Prison.
“The clothing and the shoes have usually been worn before,” says an insider of Teresa, who must report to prison tomorrow to begin a 15-month stay. “She might be able to keep her own bra, but only if it isn’t underwire.”