Teresa Giudice is in the final weeks of filming the Real Housewives of New Jersey, and the break couldn't come soon enough!
In addition to working nonstop, the Bravo star, 43, is preparing to say farewell to husband, Joe, who begins serving his 41-month prison sentence on March 23— and the stress is beginning to take its toll, RadarOnline.com has learned.
"She is grateful to have the job, which has allowed Teresa to pay off restitution and be current with mortgage payments on the house. It has been very healing to be surrounded by by her friends and family. But she's just exhausted from all the work," a source exclusively told Radar.
Before he enters prison, "Joe and Teresa will go away together, just the two of them. No cameras, no kids," the source revealed of the parents to four daughters.
The family is trying not to think about Joe's life-changing day in just a few short weeks.
While celebrating her new memoir Turning the Tables with her husband, brother-in-law Joe Gorga and his wife, Melissa Gorga, earlier this week, the inmate turned author seemed to be in good spirits.
"Teresa made a heartfelt speech about the tremendous amount of support she got while behind bars, and since the release of the book," the insider told Radar. "Joe stood beaming by her side and couldn't have been more proud."
"No one is talking about Joe's upcoming prison surrender."