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Teresa Giudice: 'I don't consider myself' a criminal

This Sept. 13, 2009 file photo originally released by Oral-B Pulsonic shows "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars, Teresa Giudice, left, and her husband Joe Giudice at the Caravan Fashion Show in New York. Teresa and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice were charged in a 39-count indictment handed up Monday, July 29, 2013, in Newark, N.J.

This Sept. 13, 2009 file photo originally released by Oral-B Pulsonic shows "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars, Teresa Giudice, left, and her husband Joe Giudice at the Caravan Fashion Show in New York. Teresa and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice were charged in a 39-count indictment handed up Monday, July 29, 2013, in Newark, N.J.  (AP)

Teresa Giudice is ready to move past her legal woes.

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star opened up on Bravo's"Watch What Happens Live" on Sunday about why she considers the word "criminal" to be a four-letter word.

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"I don't consider myself that," she explained to host Andy Cohen. "I don't even want to say that word."

While appearing on the program, Teresa also gave an update on her husband, Joe Giudice, who began his 41-month prison sentence in March. The two pleaded guilty to multiple charges of fraud in March 2014, but arranged to have their time served separately so one of them could always be with their daughters.

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Teresa said that while Joe never watched "RHONJ" while free, he's been keeping up while behind bars.

"He never watched at home, and now he's watching it there," the 44-year-old reality star shared.

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Meanwhile, Teresa has been focusing on her health since being released last year.

Earlier this month, the mom of four showed off her fit figure on a family beach trip.

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