WATCH: ‘Real Housewives’ Teresa Giudice Leaves Prison with Lawyer, Arrives Home to Prison Present

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'Real Housewives' star Teresa Giudice will be home for Christmas this year.

Teresa Giudice’s lawyer, James Leonard, revealed to RadarOnline that he is the person transporting her  to her husband and four daughters after she’s released from prison on Wednesday.

Her husband, Joe Giudice, will not be picking her up from the facility as he is still legally unable to drive after having his license suspended for two years.

Instead, it will be Leonard meeting Giudice to pick her up from the prison facility and bringing her to her New Jersey home, where her family will await her arrival.

Teresa is serving time on federal charges related to fraud related to a bankruptcy she and husband, Joe, filed in 2009.

Leonard tells RadarOnline:

The balance of [Teresa’s] home confinement will be monitored by the Federal Location Monitoring program. Any reports that Teresa is already out of prison, and headed to a halfway house for one night are false and ridiculous.

The reality TV star has been behind bars at a federal prison facility in Danbury, Connecticut since October 2, 2014.


Update — Dec. 23, 9:25 a.m. ET:

Teresa left the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut after being released at 5:01 a.m. She arrived to her home in New Jersey where her husband and her four daughters awaited in their house, which was decorated in anticipation for her return. People reports that a black Lexus SUV with a large red bow was waiting for her in the driveway.

Exclusive photos on People.com show the Real Housewives star smiling, in full make-up in the car ride back from Connecticut. A source reveals that she took “some time to get herself together”. “Teresa was smiling when she emerged,” they said. “She was wearing all black and looked happy.”

Here is video of Teresa’s arrival to her home in Montville, New Jersey.

Click here to view her photos of her departure from jail over on People.com.