3KT's music videos were paid for by the management company and private investors

By Emily Strohm
Updated December 16, 2014 05:40 PM
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When it comes to her eldest daughter’s budding music career, Teresa Giudice isn’t shelling out any cash.

Despite reports that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star dropped thousands on music videos for daughter Gia, 13, and her pals Alexa Maetta, 16, and Cristianna Cardinale, 14 – who formed their girl group 3KT this summer – the teen’s manager told TMZ that simply wasn’t the case.

Instead, the videos were paid for by the management company and private investors.

But the girls have already proven they can help raise cash for their group by seeking funding from Kickstarter for their Season of Joy video. (The campaign was pulled, however, well in advance of hitting its $7,500 goal.)

And despite Teresa and Joe’s impending staggered prison sentences set to begin in January, the 13-year-old is staying positive and focusing on her music dreams.

“Obviously, any news that is hurtful or horrible to hear is so upsetting. But my family is probably one of the strongest families I know, so we’ll get through this,” she recently told Access Hollywood, adding, “It’s going to be fine and when it’s over, we’re going to be better than ever.”