Viewers haven’t seen the last of the Giudice family. After giving his first interview since wife Teresa Giudice entered prison, it has been revealed that Joe Giudice is rumored to be negotiating a new reality show. E! News reports the project will document Joe’s journey to raise his four daughters, Gia, Milania, Gabriella and Audriana, while preparing to serve out his own 41-month prison sentence.
During his interview on Wednesday, Joe told Extra he and his wife would likely not return to “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” unless the price was right. Bravo has reportedly decided to move forward with production of the hit reality show’s seventh season, replacing Teresa with sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and bringing Tiki Barber’s wife, Traci Lynn Johnson, into the cast. A source further confirmed those claims, revealing that this project would be completely separate from that franchise. The source added that the show is still in its early stages, but Joe is on board 100 percent. Teresa is said to be aware of the negotiations, though it is unclear how involved she will be able to be.
The 42-year-old cookbook author is currently serving out a 15-month sentence in a federal prison. She and her husband were charged with multiple counts of fraud in October 2014. They were each given prison time, though the judge agreed to stagger the sentences to allow one parent to be home with their children at all times. E!’s source suggests the show may follow the family up until Joe’s entry into prison which is slated for March 2016. During his sit-down with Extra, Joe said his wife is doing well in prison. He revealed to viewers that she’s found a group of friends to spend her days with and is keeping up with her normal routine as best she can behind bars.
“She's got a little group she hangs out with and does her thing with every day, and who she goes to the gym with and who she hangs out with, and who does her hair and who does her nails… they have their little thing going every day,” he said.
According to E!, Joe hopes doing the show will allow viewers to get a taste of the real Giudices. As he’s previously stated, people have drawn conclusions about him and his family since this ordeal began more than a year ago. He told Extra he and Teresa are “not bad people.”