Teresa Giudice reveals she is allowed to touch husband Joe during prison visits

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Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has already admitted to exchanging steamy emails with husband Joe Giudice while he’s serving out his 41-month prison sentence. But now she has revealed to Extra that the couple get to indulge in a little genuine PDA when she visits.

“I see him every week, and I have to say where he is we’re allowed to touch each other, if I want to rest my head on his chest,” Teresa said in an interview which aired this week. “[At Danbury,] they were a little stricter,” she said, referring to the time she spent in prison when he would visit her.

Although innocent flirting is allowed, Teresa says conjugal visits are not permitted, but admits, “I don’t know if I could do that; maybe after a while.”

The Montville couple plead guilty in 2014 to multiple counts of bankruptcy fraud. Teresa completed her 11-month stint late last year. Joe started serving his sentence at Fort Dix in March. 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.

Teresa told Extra‘s A.J. Calloway that Joe has been keeping busy by hitting the gym, and has never looked better. “He’s getting really skinny, looking really good. He’s jump-roping, boxing. He’s looking really good. Every week I go, I touch his stomach — I want the abs.”

But of course Teresa and their four girls miss him terribly. She adds, “I just can’t wait for him to come home. Things that you have to go through in life, tough times, bad times, it’s just going to spice our marriage up even more.”

Teresa says Joe will be a big part of Season 7 of RHONJ, “At the end, you’ll see us driving away, like he’s leaving. We said our good-byes privately.”

We can’t wait to see the emotional moment when the new season premieres Sunday July 10!