Teresa Giudice is leaning on her faith to get her through her pending legal issues.
Teresa and her husband Joe Giudice pleaded guilty to multiple fraud charges in a New Jersey federal court. While the pair featured on "Real Housewives of New Jersey" will not be sentenced until July 8, Joe faces a potential deportation or 37 to 46 months in jail, while Teresa faces 21 to 27 months.
The Giudices are a Catholic family and Radar Online reports that they are relying on their faith to get them through this time.
"Spending time with her family minister is helping during a very dark time," a source reportedly told Radar Online. "She has always been extremely religious and is relying on it more now than ever."
Things have not been easy while the pair have awaited sentencing.
"This has been a very tough time for both of them… Teresa in particular is having a very difficult time leading up to their sentencing hearing (in July)," Radar Online reports. "She is having trouble sleeping and the prospect of being separated from her four daughters is giving her anxiety attacks. In her wildest dreams, Teresa never envisioned going to prison."
While she may be leaning on her faith, Giudice has not shied away from speaking about her Catholic beliefs in the past. Last year Giudice revealed some of her beliefs founded in Catholicism when mentioning some family and friends that she had been trying to reconcile with.
The reality television star went on to clear up comments that offended her fellow cast member Jacqueline Laurita. Giudice and Laurita were trying to reconcile a troubled friendship when the former said a reason they should do so is because of Karma that could impact their children.
Since Laurita's son Nicholas is suffering from autism, she questioned what Giudice meant by that comment. However, Giudice took to her Bravo blog to clear up her statements while sharing her Catholic beliefs.
"I meant nothing by it, I certainly wasn't referring to Jacqueline's son, and I don't even believe in Karma. I'm a Catholic, not a Buddhist or energist or whatever," Giudice wrote. "I don't believe that you should do good things to rack up good points for a later life."