Nearly five months since she began her 15-month prison stint, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is speaking out.
Giudice tweeted from behind bars at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, Sunday afternoon, thanking fans for their good wishes and support.
"Thank you everyone for all of the cards, letters, and kind words of support I love, love, love you all xo T!," she said in the tweet.
Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, pleaded guilty in March 2014 to hiding assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitting phony loan applications to get some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans. Joe Giudice also pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes totaling more than $200,000.
Under terms of their plea agreements, Joe Giudice will start serving his 41-month sentence when Teresa Giudice is released, an arrangement aimed at ensuring the couple's four daughters would have at least one parent at home at all times.
Teresa Giudice could be eligible to be released by next December, and also could spend the last month or so of her sentence at a halfway house or under some form of home monitoring.