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Teresa Giudice, the 41-year-old "Real Housewives Of New Jersey" star, is receiving public support from her brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa Gorga.
Giudice and her husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice are officially proclaiming their innocence after being indicted for 39 counts of conspiracy to defraud lenders. The Giudice's are being charged for making attempts to illegally obtain mortgages while withholding information about their income from their reality television show.
Gorga has been feuding with her sister-in-law Giudice since joining the show in its third season. The former revealed that the drama unfolding on national television was the product of issues that have taken place for over 10 years.
However,all parties involved are working toward a reconciliation and the Gorgas recently spoke up about supporting Giudice and her four children during her legal troubles.
"We're always here for Teresa," Mrs Gorga told Us Weekly while attending the MTV 2013 Video Music Awards on Sunday. "She's very strong and has a lot of strength and at the end of the day, it's about those four babies and we're here for them no matter what. She knows that we're here for her."
While the Giudices are facing 50 years in prison, Joe Gorga admitted that it isn't easy to witness.
"It's [been] extremely hard," Teresa's 37-year-old brother told Us Weekly.
Mrs. Giudice spoke out about her legal issues for the first time on Celebuzz.com last month.
"Today is a most difficult day for our family. I support Joe and, as a wonderful husband and father, I know he wants only the best for our lovely daughters and me," she said in a statement obtained by Celebuzz. "I am committed to my family and intend to maintain our lives in the best way possible, which includes continuing my career. As a result, I am hopeful that we will resolve this matter with the Government as quickly as possible."
While the Giudices are out on a $500,000 bail, their trial will begin on Oct. 8.