We start the premiere super-sized episode on a sad note for Teresa and Joe Gorga, who lost their mom this past year after she contracted pneumonia. Teresa cries that her mom was a fighter, but caring and loving too. She would want her family to be strong after her passing, which is what Teresa plans to be as she handles her four daughters, Audriana, Milania, Gabriella, and Gia, solo while Joe Giudice is serving his prison sentence. Or away at “camp,” as the ruse goes.
In most of the Real Housewives shows, the kids are on the back burner. To be fair, it is usually for the sake of their own privacy which makes a lot of sense, but it is definitely relatable to see the Housewives hanging out with their families from time to time. Real Housewives of New Jersey is a show that is all about family.
The viewers have watched Teresa Giudice’s four daughters grow up over the years. Teresa announced her pregnancy at the end of the show’s first season and she even gave birth to Audriana Giudice during the Season 2 premiere. Believe it or not, that happened eight years ago since Teresa’s youngest daughter just celebrated her eighth birthday! Time really does fly by fast and Audriana had a great time celebrating her birthday with her family and friends.
After the loss of her mother, and the usual stress of filming Real Housewives of New Jersey, I feel like Teresa Giudice could use some quality time with the family. And it looks like she and her adorable daughters are having a fun time on their Puerto Rico vacation. She also brought her father Giacinto Gorga along for the trip.
Teresa, Gia, Gabriella, Audriana – and the true star of RHONJ – Milania enjoyed lots of fun activities, including lounging on the beach, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and roasting s’mores. That definitely sounds more enjoyable than the drama-filled vacations with the actual cast members.
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.
Teresa shared the photo above of herself with her mother and her brother,Joe Gorga, and her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, on Instagram, adding, “With my beautiful family.” Teresa referred to the low-key birthday celebration as the “sweetest” and shared more pictures of herself with her “beautiful” family. Last month, everyone in Teresa’s life was “great,” this month, it’s “beautiful.” She’s a woman of many words (except for accountable – she hasn’t quite mastered that one yet). Check out the pictures below.