teresa giudiceThis is a first. Teresa Giudice has admitted that she was wrong. I am sure any fan of The Real Housewives of New Jersey thought hell would freeze over before they would see that day. Unfortunately for T, that mea culpa came in court today. After years of legal battles, the reality TV star pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud.

"Today I took a responsibility for a series of mistakes I made several years ago," she said in a statement to People magazine. In fact, she described the bad choices she made and expressed remorse to the judge.

Her hubby Joe also came clean, copping to a half dozen mortgage and bankruptcy fraud charges. The couple had asked for separate trials and had reportedly hoped that Teresa would have gotten off without jail time. But the nightmare is far from over for the fiery pair. She faces up to 27 months in prison and he could be locked up for up to 46 months. That is a scary new reality for the Giudices, who flaunted their incredibly lavish life on the Bravo hit.

"I am heartbroken that this is affecting my family. Especially my four young daughters, who mean more to me than anything in the world," Teresa also said in the statement. That, undoubtedly, is this mom's biggest fear. The thought of leaving her children behind as she and her husband are carted off to jail must be horrifying. It must be a terrifying thought for the kids too.

Also distraught? Her diehard fans. Already people are freaking out at the prospect of Teresa being unable to film while serving time. However, she may get some screen time in before she is sentenced July 8. I bet some of her enemies (aka castmates) are rejoicing that she will soon be gone. To them, it's a clear issue of karma. Teresa was such a trouble-making menace, now she faces the ultimate take-down. Though it would be great if the cameras followed her behind bars. Kinda like an Orange Is the New Black -- Real Housewives style.

What do you think the RHONJ will be like without Teresa?

 

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