Teresa Giudice happily reconciled with her family just a few weeks ago, but RadarOnline.com has learned that their joy has been shortlived. With husband Joe's prison stint on the horizon, she's moved out of denial and is now taking the steps to prepare for life without her husband.
Joe, 43, is expected to begin serving a 41-month sentence at Fort Dix, New Jersey, at the beginning of March, and Radar has learned she is already applying to be added to his visitor's list.
"Teresa doesn't want there to be any delay in seeing Joe from the time he begins serving time," the source said.
"Those first few weeks were very, very hard for Teresa," the source continued. "The phone calls home helped, but Teresa couldn't see Joe or the kids for weeks because of protocol, and she wants his transition to be as smooth as possible."
Meanwhile, "Their relationship is rock solid and they are closer than ever," the source insisted.
A for reports Teresa is opening a restaurant, the source said they are "absolutely not true. It hasn't even been brought up."
Instead of new business ventures, she is "focused on spending time with her family. Even though they are all filming, Teresa makes sure there is down time," the insider stated.