By the time the The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 reunion show rolls around Teresa Giudice will have bigger things to worry about than the petty fights that normally take up those notorious season enders.

As most fans of the franchise know by now, Teresa and her hubby Joe are facing jail time after pleading guilty to several fraud charges. Their sentencing date is on July 8, and while the family holds out hope Teresa will be able to serve her sentence under house arrest, it seems that everyone is expecting Joe to spend at least some time behind bars. (He could serve up to four years.)

Now, a source close to the show tells Radar Online that the idea of having to film the Season 6 reunion show amidst this serious family crisis is really weighing on Teresa.

"Teresa is panicking," the source said. "She knows filming for the season is over and wrapped but the reunion show is adding another level of stress to her miserable situation right now.  She is expecting Joe to be in jail and she doesn’t  know how she’s going to handle explaining how terrible that is for her family."

The source added that Teresa is afraid of being confronted with "footage of Joe being led away in handcuffs or her reaction outside the courtroom after the sentencing."

If this source is right, we can't blame Teresa. It's one thing to show up at a reunion show to revisit the normal fights and drama, but having to open up about such a serious situation on national TV is bound to be tough.

Do you think the reunion show should steer clear of Teresa's legal drama, or is any topic fair to to talk about?

Source: Radar Online

Catch the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 premiere on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET.