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Teresa Giudice is a changed women -- or at least looks like one.  

The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and her family cover the latest issue of Us Weekly, where we get the first glimpse of the mom-of-four in her prison uniform.  

The 42-year-old's look is quite the departure from her glamorous appearance on the Bravo show. In the pic, Teresa sports her naturally curly hair, considerably less make-up and her green jumpsuit while in the visitation room at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut.  

While the Bravo-lebrity completes her 15-month prison sentence for bank and bankruptcy fraud, husband Joe Giudice is taking care of daughters Gia, 13, Milania, 9, Gabriella, 8, and Audriana, 3.  

The 42-year old was sentenced to 41-months for his role in the fraud and will begin his sentence when Teresa is released.  

In a new interview with Extra, Joe opened up about life without his wife, her life in prison and being Mr. Mom to his girls.  

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"You know what I mean when you have four kids you have to stay strong," Joe said of how he copes.  "Her being away definitely makes me appreciate her way more, a lot more, and you know everything she did."

Joe revealed that the girls are in constant communication with their mom via-email and visit her as often as they can.  

"They email her all the time, so I’m sure they talk every day, so, they email more than me," he said. "We try to make it up there every weekend and we bring her mom up every weekend."

As for how Teresa is handling life in prison, he says she's "got a little group she hangs out with and does her thing with everyday, who she goes to the gym with and who she hangs out with, who does her hair and who does her nails. They have their little thing going every day."  

What do you think of Joe's confession? Sound off below and tune in to Extra tonight for the rest of Joe's interview.

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