'RHONJ's Joe Giudice Sentenced to Prison Plus 8 Other 'Housewives' Stars Who Faced Jail Time

Reality TV has definitely made its mark by creatively manipulating the truth, but one undeniable fact arrived in the form of The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice's 41-month prison sentence. It may be all RHONJ fans can think about right now, but unfortunately Giudice isn't the only star of the popular Bravo reality TV franchise to have serious brushes with the law. Here are 8 other Housewives stars who faced jail time.

Teresa Giudice

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In the wake of her husband being sentenced, tough times still lie ahead for RHONJ star Teresa Guidice as she awaits sentencing for her role in the tax fraud and conspiracy charges.

Apollo Nida

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After Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida received an 8-year prison sentence for his involvement in a bank fraud and identity theft ring, Bravo released a trailer for Season 7 confirming Nida’s legal troubles will be a main part of the storyline.

Kelly Bensimon

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In 2009, Bensimon made headlines for debuting on The Real Housewives of New York City and for being arrested after punching her then-boyfriend in the face. She was charged with battery and sentenced to community service. Ultimately the charge was dismissed.

Porsha Williams

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Williams’ glamorous mugshot may make it hard to tell that the RHOA star faced some pretty serious charges of battery after attacking her cast member Kenya Moore on the set of a Bravo reunion. Reportedly Moore still plans to take the case to court.

Marysol Patton

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Real Housewives of Miami star Marysol Patton faced jail time in 2011 when she was arrested and charged with DWI. She eventually pleaded guilty to reckless driving and was slapped with a $1000 fine.

Slade Smiley

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Smiley is guilty of many things such as being a leech and shamelessly bouncing between several of the Orange County housewives. But a far more serious offense landed in him jail when he was arrested for getting behind on child support payments.

NeNe Leakes

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Long before the fame, Housewives drama, Dancing With the Stars or the lights of Broadway shined upon her world, NeNe Leakes was arrested and charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor for theft. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation.

Danielle Staub

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Of all the Housewives, Staub appears to have the lengthiest criminal history, having faced charges ranging from cocaine possession to extortion.