Teresa Giudice has put on a brave face while fighting her costly legal battle but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that she is "desperate" for money from Bravo and is counting on signing up for another season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Teresa and her hubby Juicy Joe have been charged with a whopping 39 counts of fraud and tax evasion, but a source close to the reality star says she is counting on a Bravo contract for another season.
"Teresa is desperate for money," the source told RadarOnline.com.
"Being on the show is her major source of income and she really needs to have another season of the show start as soon as possible so that she can get more money.
"She and Joe are in such dire financial straits and they are doing everything they can to get money. RHONJ is a cash cow for them and she is ready to go again."
Despite editing this season that has made Teresa look less than perfect, the source says she doesn't care.
"Teresa is the most loyal out of everyone to Bravo and she needs to stay on their good sign so she can get another contract out of them."
Even though her court date has been pushed to 2014, the source said she worries about it every day.
"Teresa is scared to death of financial ruin and the court case. She is doing everything she can to provide for her family and she needs a new Bravo deal."