Joe Giudice Is 'Manning Up' While Teresa Giudice Is In Prison

"It's heavy on his heart," Melissa Gorga said of the incarceration.

— -- When Teresa Giudice reported to prison earlier this year, her husband, Joe, took on the responsibility of raising their four daughters on his own.

According to Melissa Gorga, who's married to Teresa's brother, he's doing a good job.

"It's heavy on his heart. It's a lot," she said during an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live. "He's manning up. He's doing what he has to do."

Last year, Teresa was sentenced to 15 months in a federal prison for loan and bankruptcy fraud. She reported to prison in January.

Next year, after she's free, her husband will report to prison, where he will serve 3 1/2 years.

"She's doing well," Gorga said of her "Real Housewives" co-star. "My mother-in-law gives me updates all the time. She's doing really good."