'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Stars React to Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice Fraud Court Case on Twitter [PHOTOS]
After Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice appeared in federal court Monday, several Real Housewives of New Jersey co-stars spoke out about the indictment.
Teresa's friend (and former Real Housewives of New Jersey star) Dina Manzo tweeted an encouraging message, which the troubled reality star retweeted.
Manzo wrote: "Keeping a friend in my prayers tonight...This too shall pass xo."
Another co-star and former best friend, Jacqueline Laurita, also tweeted: "The press can stop coming2my door&calling my husband4us2comment regarding recent news.We have no comment,we reached out2castmembers directly."
Teresa and Joe were charged in a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. The couple were accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before their TV show debuted in 2009 -- then hiding how well they were doing in a bankruptcy filing after their first season aired.
Following her court appearance, Teresa broke her silence via Twitter on Wednesday.
"Thank you all so so much for your love and support. It means the world to me and my family," she wrote. "I wish I could hug you all right now."
If convicted, the Giudices -- parents to daughters Gia, 12, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 7, and Audriana, 3 -- face more than 50 years in prison.
Teresa also released a statement through her lawyer soon after the news broke on Monday.
"Today is a most difficult day for our family," she said. "I support Joe and, as a wonderful husband and father, I know he wants only the best for our lovely daughters and me. 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."
During Tuesday's court hearing, it was revealed that Joe is not a legal U.S. citizen. If Joe is found guilty, he could be deported to Italy.
The couple were each released on $500,000 unsecured bail bonds. Additionally, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars must surrender their passports, and they are not allowed to leave New York or New Jersey until their next hearing, which is scheduled for Aug. 14.