Teresa Giudice Is Released From Prison After 11 Months

The former "Real Housewives" star reported to Danbury federal prison Jan. 5.

The reality-TV star was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, at 5:01 a.m. today and headed home to Montville, New Jersey, a statement from her lawyer confirmed to ABC News.

She was seen arriving home in a black SUV, driven by her lawyer.

A Lexus wrapped in a red bow was waiting on the driveway.

Giudice, 43, pleaded guilty last year to tax fraud and was sentenced to 15 months behind bars. She reported to prison Jan. 5 and is being released early for good behavior, Leonard told ABC News, adding that she did not receive preferential treatment.

"She's looking forward to coming home," he said a few days ago. "She's going to get to spend Christmas with her family and get back to her life."

But her time with her husband will be short-lived. Joe Giudice, who also pleaded guilty to tax fraud, is scheduled to begin his 41-month prison sentence in March.