Former “Real Housewives Of New Jersey” castmember Teresa Giudice is opening up to Dr. Oz about her prison sentence.
Giudice was released from federal prison after serving 11 months of a 15-month sentence for fraud. Now, she’s ready to move on and is telling Dr. Oz how she’s transformed after spending nearly one year behind bars.
“There was such amazing women that I met there that ‘I know I’m not the only good person in here.’ The women were incredible, smart women. I was with doctors, lawyers, stock brokers, bankers, women that got caught up with things that they didn’t even know they were getting caught up with,” she says during an appearance on “The Dr. Oz Show”. “And it was sad because a lot of other women had children and there should be different alternatives for women. Because you know who will become the victims… the children.”
Giudice tells Dr. Oz she found solace in prison through reading: “Mentally, I just wanted to keep focus and that’s what kept me focused. Doing exercise and I read a lot of books, because being a mom, when I was home, I never had time to read. So I just read a lot of books and that’s it.”
But, while she has learned to forgive, Giudice says she won’t easily forget.
“It’s okay to forgive, but you shouldn’t forget what somebody did to you ‘cause you never know if that person will do it again,” she explains to Dr. Oz. “I mean, I’m kind of old school that way, I think you should never forget. Just always have it in the back of your mind what did happen, but I’ll forgive and move on. Just always remember because that person could do it again to you and why would you want that done again?”