Last updated on January 27, 2018
Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice spent New Years in Mexico’s sunny Riviera Maya with her four daughters. The family rang in the New Year with an extended vacation at the Moon Palace resort.
In an Instagram post, Giudice, 45, is all smiles standing next to her youngest daughter, Audriana, 8, on the Mexican beach. “Enjoying the (sun),” she captioned the pic.
The family took the vacation since the reality star was unable to visit her husband, Joe, over the holiday season. He has been serving a 41-month prison sentence for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud since March 2016 and was recently moved to a federal prison in Pennsylvania.
Visitors need four to six weeks for clearance. Teresa was not able to visit Joe with her children on Christmas Day because of a delay in administrative processes for visitation, stemming from his recent transfer to a different prison.
Taking in sun and sand in Mexico, Giudice looked sensational in a black bikini as she reclined on a sun lounger with her girls. She showed off her deep golden tan, while making sure her girls were protected with sunscreen.
Teresa, who was also found guilty, was granted a lesser sentence for her part in the scheme. The parents were allowed to serve time separately for the sake of their children.