The star opens up in this week's issue of PEOPLE

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Teresa Giudice is opening up about about her trying experiences in prison – and what’s next for her and her family – in an exclusive interview in this week’s issue of PEOPLE.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star opens up about her early days in prison, the moment she realized her prison room was a hub of sexual activity and the workout plan that got her down to a size two.

The star, 43, also shares an excerpt from her tell-all memoir Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again, written with PEOPLE’s K.C. Baker. The author and her husband Joe Giudice also address allegations that he cheated while she was imprisoned and open up about why their marriage is stronger than ever.

For much more from the Giudices, read the stories below or pick up this week’s issue of the magazine, on newsstands Friday.