Teresa Giudice is asking for prayers after her husband Joe's father, Frank Giudice, collapsed at their home which led to his untimely death.
Teresa, the 43-year-old "Real Housewives of New Jersey" personality, has four daughters with Joe. Joe and their daughters were reportedly at their home when his father collappsed suddenly.
"Teresa arrived shortly after it happened. He had just collapsed in the yard," a source reportedly told Radar Online. "They called 9-1-1 but there was basically nothing anyone could do when they got there. This was totally out of the blue."
Wendy Feldman, Teresa's representative, tweeted about the sad ordeal while calling for prayers for the family.
"Sadly it is true that father of my client and friend Joe Giudice passed away today @Teresa_Giudice asks for privacy and prayers," Feldman tweeted.
It seems the Giudices are having a tough year. Teresa and her husband Joe 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 have been 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 previously. "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."