Teresa Guidice stormed off Andy Cohen’s Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion set after the topic of her looming 15-month prison sentence made her uncomfortable. The mother of four will serve out her sentence opposite of her husband Joe Guidice so that one of them can be home with the kids while the other serves their time. This was a particularly relevant topic during the reunion episode where Cohen and the housewives discussed the issue while Guidice remained uncharacteristically quiet. Eventually, Guidice stood and theatrically walked off the set.

“I need a break,” she said. “You guys can have the conversation without me.”


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At the time, a clip of her aunt, Maria Pierri was being played where she discusses her nieces’ legal woes.

“I don't know what to say, but when you don't do the right thing it will catch up with you,” Pierri said.

The context of the clip has since been questioned by Pierri’s daughter, Kathy Wakile. “That was a broad statement and there was more to that statement that we didn't see in this clip. What she said was you make mistakes, they catch up with you. She wasn't trying to single her out.”

Regardless, Guidice left the stage, but was still miked when she spoke to the show’s producer in the bathroom.

“I don't want to be out there when they're having that conversation. They can have it without me and then I'll walk back in. My heart was beating when I heard my aunt. I'd just rather step out,” Guidice said.

Guidice eventually returned to the stage and quickly threatened to leave again if they were still going to talk about her legal troubles. Cohen asked why she had left and Guidice said, “Because I'm going through a lot and I needed a break. I told my family, “You guys don't talk about my legal issues.”

Guidice must start her sentence on or before January 5, 2015, and reflecting on that, became upset that she would be missing her daughter’s birthday. She also revealed that “[my kids] don't know anything. It's just like how it's always been.”

Both Guidice and her husband were prosecuted under tax fraud charges. Once her 15 month sentence is complete, Joe Guidice will begin his 41 month sentence.

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