In a 9-second Bravo video, Teresa looks at the camera from her family home and says, "Hi everyone, I'm back! I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. It's gonna be a great 2016. Love, love, love you all."
Teresa, who wears her hair down and wavy, smiles and blows a kiss to the camera as the finishes the clip.
The reality star has kept a fairly low profile since being released from a Connecticut prison, where she spent 11 months behind bars for fraud. She was spotted at the grocery store and was featured in People magazine, but she has remained out of the public eye.
Some of that, though, may not be her choice. Multiple outlets have indicated that Teresa is on house arrest and needs permission from her parole officer to leave her home. Us Weekly says Teresa is wearing an ankle monitor to track her whereabouts and her home confinement ends Feb. 5, 2016.
She's allowed to leave the premises of her home for specific reasons, including work obligations, doctor's appointments, legal meetings and certain family functions, the magazine said.
"Teresa doesn't have cabin fever at all, because she has had a steady stream of visitors stopping by offering their well-wishes," a source told Us. "It's been keeping her busy and very happy. Teresa knows it will be different in two weeks, when the kids are back in school and less people are stopping by, but for now she's been kept very busy inside her house."