Interview by Lori Bizzoco. Written by Karley Kemble.

In our exclusive celebrity interviewTeresa Giudice candidly discusses her new book, her four daughters, and her controversial past. Standing Strong is all about finding strength during tough times — something that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star knows the importance of from firsthand experience. Ultimately, she hopes to use her celebrity status as a platform to help women struggling with financial infidelity. Her words of advice to the masses? “Stand strong — nothing bad lasts forever,” she shares. “Even though you feel like you’re going through a rough time, you’re gonna get through it.”

As for the future, expect to see more from this bestselling author. “The sky’s the limit, and I’m all about empowering women,” the reality TV star says in our celebrity interview. “So, you know, we’ll see what comes my way in the future.”

You can follow Teresa on Instagram at @teresagiudice and purchase her book on Amazon