‘RHONJ’ Star Teresa Giudice is in Prison Now

Teresa Talks Jail
Teresa Giudice opens up for the first time since receiving prison sentence.
From mansion to a jail cell.

It’s Jan. 5, 2015, which means Teresa Giudice has officially started her jail sentence.

Her attorney has confirmed with NBC New York that the 42-year-old reported to a federal prison in Danbury, Conn., at around 3 a.m. EST Monday.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star will serve 15 months behind bars, while her husband Joe Giudice is set to begin his sentence — 41 months — when Teresa gets out.

The couple was sentenced on Oct. 2 for illegally obtaining millions in loans and for hiding income and assents when they filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Their respective sentences were staggered to allow one parent to take care of their four daughters.

“I think she was anxious to get in, get this thing started, get it behind her, and get back to her family,” Teresa’s attorney James J. Leonard Jr. told ABC News following her prison arrival.

“Her four girls are her primary focus.”

[Lead photo courtesy of Splash News Online]