On Monday The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice turned herself in to begin serving her 15-month sentence for her fraud conviction, but viewers reportedly will not be watching her final moments as a free woman on Season 6 — although it apparently wasn’t because Bravo didn’t try.
According to sources for TMZ, the network offered Teresa a rather lucrative deal “if she allowed them to film her final days before entering the big house.” And by “lucrative,” the site’s sources say the offer was for more than $50,000.
So why would Teresa, who has never seemed averse to sharing very personal and sometimes very embarrassing moments with millions during her more than five seasons on RHONJ, pass up an opportunity like that? TMZ suggests that it was “because it might piss off prison officials and others who could possibly grant her an early release.”
It appears as though Teresa was never even close to considering the deal as TMZ’s sources describe the negotiations as “informal.”