Here’s Why Teresa Giudice Can’t Visit Joe in Prison

Things are a little bit complicated.

Former Real Housewives of New Jersey inmate Teresa Giudice is currently banned from visiting her husband Joe while he serves his 41-month sentence in prison.

“All of her paperwork is in but she’s waiting on final approval,” an inside source tells Us Weekly. “It takes longer because she’s on probation.”

The potato log chef recently completed her own 11-month stay at the slammer for fraud and then wrote a tell-all novel about it that you can purchase here. She now relies on her prison pen pal Dorinda Medley, a Real Housewife of New York, who wrote Giudice “fan letters” during her stay.

“They met when Teresa got out and became best friends!” a second source tells Us Weekly.

Launch the gallery at the top of the page to view photos from the Giudice’s court hearing.