How Teresa and Joe Giudice keep the romance alive while he’s away

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Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is opening up about what life is like in prison for hubby Joe Giudice, and she’s also dishing on how they’re keeping the romance alive while he is away.

Teresa says ‘Juicy’ Joe (her sweet pet name for him), who started serving his 41-month sentence at Fort Dix in March, is making the most out of his time in prison by getting in shape.

“He’s doing good,”  the 44-year-old tells Entertainment Tonight, “You know, being positive and we’re just both taking one day at a time. He’s eating right … because you know, it’s good. He’s getting his mind focused and he’s not drinking. I guess he was drinking a lot, so …”

Can't wait to do yoga again with my Juicy Joe Love him ❤️

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Teresa also reveals that the couple is keeping the romance alive through steamy emails courtesy of Joe, but she won’t go as far as to say what’s in them, “No, I’m not going to say what the emails say.”

Although she misses him greatly, the mom of four adds that the time apart might be beneficial to their marriage.

“We’re married 16 years and I just can’t wait for him to get home,” she says. “I think it’s just going to spice up our marriage even more. Yeah, when I came home, it’s like falling in love all over again.”

The Montville couple plead guilty in 2014 to multiple counts of bankruptcy fraud. Teresa completed her 11-month stint late last year, three months before Joe’s prison term began. Teresa and Joe were allowed to serve time separately, so that one of them could be home to take care of their four daughters — Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana.

You’ll being seeing Teresa’s epic return home from prison when Season 7 of RHONJ premieres July 10!