The reality TV star's fans want to make sure she has a great birthday – even behind bars

By K.C. Baker
May 15, 2015 02:40 PM
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Teresa Giudice may not be hosting an over-the-top birthday party at her Jersey mansion or blowing out candles on a designer cake this year, but her fans plan on showing her lots of love on her birthday.

“Teresa Giudice #65703-050 Bday May 18! Send Cards please!!” one of her biggest fans, @Team_Giudice, wrote on the official fan page on Twitter on May 14.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, who is turning 43, is serving time for bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

She turned herself in to the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, on Jan. 5 and will be released for home confinement on Dec. 23 until her sentence is finished in early February, says her attorney, James J. Leonard Jr.

This weekend, the reality-TV star will hopefully get to see her husband, Joe, and her four daughters, Gia, 14, Gabriela, 10, Milania, 9, and Audriana, 5, who have been visiting her regularly since she began serving her sentence. Giudice’s mother and daughters visited her on Mother’s Day, says Leonard.

While she misses her family terribly, she has been doing her best to adjust to life behind bars, Leonard told PEOPLE last month.

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She is keeping busy helping to teach exercise classes and working in the prison kitchen. “She told me she enjoys it because it helps her pass the time and allows her to interact with the other inmates,” he says.

“She has adapted well,” he says.

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