It is with a heavy heart that I write that Teresa Giudice’s mother has passed away. Y’all know I love this job, as it’s fun to snark on the world of reality television stars, but, as with this post, we are often reminded that they aren’t just present for our entertainment and amusement. Regardless of their attitudes, their flaws, their ridiculous quirks, or their over-the-top personalities, reality stars are actually real people who experience highs, lows, loves, and losses just like the rest of us.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star encapsulates so much of what we love to hate, hate to watch, and are mesmerized by thanks to her opulent lifestyle, unabashed and unapologetic relationships with family and friends, countless legal woes, and prison terms. However, at her core, Teresa is just a woman who lost someone so incredibly near and dear to her, and I feel horribly that she has to go through it. Coming on the heels of so much other drama in her life, it must be shattering to her.
A few months ago, I would have never imagined that Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga would peacefully come together for a family gathering. Times have really changed though!
Both the Gorgas and the Giudices celebrated the birthday of Teresa and Joe Gorga’s father, Giacinto Gorga, and Gino Gorga in one big happy family celebration. All of the adorable Giudice girls – Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana – were present, hamming it up for the cameras, and the Gorga kids – Antonia, Gino, and Joey – were as cute and demure and darling as always.
Melissa shared the pic above on Instagram, adding, “My baby girl is growing up! Such a fun party for her yesterday! Making memories! How amazing is this flower wall from @oncewedwalls.” More pictures of adorable Antonia and her birthday party are below!
Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice were front and center at the Kids Rock! fashion show in New York last night. Melissa and Joe’s kids, Gino, Antonia, and Joey, walked in the show, and Teresa and Milania came to cheer them on.
At the show, Melissasniffed out a reporter chatted with People about her and Teresa‘s contentious relationship. As we saw on Teresa Checks In, Joe and Melissa spent time with Joe, Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana while Teresa was in prison. Melissa shared, “Towards the end of her sentence she actually sent me a letter saying how much she appreciated my help with the girls.”
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here's a roundup of some of our favorite photos from this week! Enjoy!
Above: Jill Zarin asks, "What do you think of this dress? Hot or not?"
Melissa Gorga brought along an adorable sidekick while promoting her new book this weekend: daughter Antonia.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was at Bookends book store in Ridgewood to sign copies of "Love, Italian Style" and pose for photos. Melissa and Antonia hammed it up together for the cameras, both inside the store and outside.