Teresa Giudice was not present at the NBCUniversal Upfronts last week and now the reason why may have been revealed.
Teresa, 42, 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.
While her Bravo TV series is returning to television July 13, Giudice is not in full promotional mode. After she was noticeably missing from the 2014 NBC Universal Upfronts that previews upcoming shows, sources reportedly told Radar Online why.
"The network obviously wanted her there and wanted her to talk about her legal problems because they are in the show, but she just isn't willing to do any press right now. Bravo is totally stuck with Teresa," a source told Radar Online. "Teresa is terrified of making a wrong move between now and her sentencing. She's praying that she gets only house arrest or even probation."
The source reportedly added, "so she's staying out of the limelight and avoiding any situation where she will have to talk about the case."
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 previously 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."