Teresa Giudice: From Housewife to the Big House in 5 Clicks

After gaining TV fame and building a lifestyle empire, the reality star now faces 15 months in prison on fraud charges

  • 3. ALL IN HER BUSINESS photo | Teresa Giudice

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Updated: Friday Oct 03, 2014 | 11:00 AM EDT By: K.C. Blumm


After giving birth to fourth daughter Audriana, Teresa got herself a new body – upping from an A cup to a C – and a new career as a cookbook author. Her first book, Skinny Italian, published in May 2010, became a New York Times Best-Seller, as did her two follow-ups. She also released a cocktail and hair-care line, but her sudden success caused friction among her cast mates. As new Housewives – including her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and cousin Kathy Wakile – joined the show, Giudice fought with them too, prompting former friend Jacqueline Laurita to Tweet, "Teresa is scum!"