Teresa Giudice’s Lawyer Sets Record Straight on Rumors About the ‘RHONJ’ Star
Reality star Teresa Giudice's attorney James J. Leonard, Jr. cleared up rumors about the infamous prisoner for People magazine, discussing everything from whether she consulted with a divorce attorney from behind bars, to if Bravo will have her back for another season of “Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
"There's a lot of bad information out there," Leonard told the magazine. "Every day there is another story out there about her, and every day the stories are wrong."
Reports surfaced that Teresa was splitting from husband Joe, but Leonard says, "I can state unequivocally that I am the only lawyer that Teresa has met with since she has been in prison." He continued, "While we have discussed many things, we have never discussed her divorcing Joe. If anything, as bizarre as it may seem, this experience of them being apart has only brought them closer."
Her four girls are also coping well while mom is in prison. "They are holding up surprisingly well, but they miss their mother terribly," Leonard revealed. "This is a very difficult situation, but this is a very strong family. I know the girls can't wait to have their mother home."
As for whether fan-favorite Teresa will be back for “RHONJ,” Leonard said, "Anyone who has watched that show since the very first episode understands that Teresa Giudice is the central figure around which the show revolves."
He added, "That's not to take anything away from any of the other women, but Teresa has been the focal point for the last six seasons, and I don't expect that to change moving forward, assuming both sides can agree on a contract."
For more on Teresa Giudice's life in prison, pick up this week's issue of People, on newsstands May 1.