Tuesday, September 1, 2015

'Housewives of NJ' star Teresa Giudice on fraud charges: 'I can't fall apart'

She and her husband face a possible 50 years behind bars, but "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is presenting a brave face.

'Housewives of NJ' star Teresa Giudice on fraud charges: 'I can't fall apart'

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FILE - In this July 30, 2013 file photo, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, 43, left, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, 41, of Montville Township, N.J., walk out of Martin Luther King, Jr. Courthouse after an appearance in Newark, N.J. The couple is scheduled to enter a plea before a federal court judge Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 14, 2013.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
FILE - In this July 30, 2013 file photo, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, 43, left, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, 41, of Montville Township, N.J., walk out of Martin Luther King, Jr. Courthouse after an appearance in Newark, N.J. The couple is scheduled to enter a plea before a federal court judge Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) AP

Both Teresa Giudice and her husband face a possible 50 years behind bars, but the Real Housewives of New Jersey star is presenting a brave face.

"I can't fall apart," the solemn, suit-clad mother-of-four says to Andy Cohen in the new promo for a special Watch What Happens Live, while gripping her husband's hand. "I mean my daughters. They mean the world to me."

In an exclusive interview with the very network that launched the Giudice's reality TV careers, Cohen says to the couple, "Just hearing about [the charges] I got emotional, knowing you."

"Where is your emotion in this?" asks Bravo's most-visible personality.

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The couple finally breaks their silence this Sunday on the 39-count indictment fraud charges they currently face. They also reveal how a possible prison sentence might affect their young daughters.

"You go through things in life, I don't know why, I mean I'm asking, 'Why is this happening to me?' Maybe it's something my daughters could learn from," Teresa tearfully responds.

The Giudices were indicted in July with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. The charges also accuse Joe Giudice of failing to file tax returns from 2004-2008, during which he allegedly earned nearly $1 million.

The special segment of Watch What Happens Live will air Sunday at 9 p.m., immediately after the Real Housewives of New Jersey season finale.

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