Saturday, July 25, 2015

Melissa Gorga Gives Update on Teresa Giudice in Prison: "Everyone's Hanging in There"
Teresa Giudice's family is continuing to look at the positives. While the Real Housewives of New Jersey reality star completes her 15-month prison sentence in Danbury, Conn., her husband, Joe Giudice, and their daughters, Gia, 14, Gabrielle, 10, Milania, 9, and Audriana, 5, are staying strong, according to Giudice's sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.

"Everyone's hanging in there," Gorga, 36, told Andy Cohen in a Thursday, July 23, Watch What Happens Live interview. "The girls are doing good too."

Teresa, 43, is making the most of her time behind bars and her spirits are strong, Melissa said. "She's doing as well as can be expected for the situation," her sister-in-law told Cohen. "She's really strong and she's really good at keeping it positive especially when she talks to the girls on the phone and connects with her husband and everyone."

Teresa, who is allowed email and phone privileges at the Federal Correctional institution, has also had in-person visits from her family, including brother Joe Gorga. Melissa, however, is still waiting to get her face time. "I requested to [see her], but I haven't been approved yet," Melissa told Cohen. Melissa believed it was the prison officers who would authorize her visits; Cohen suggested Giudice herself has control over guests.