One of the saddest stories to come out of the Bravo family in a long time was the death of Teresa Giudice’s father, Giacinto Gorga. We all know him as the affectionately named “Nonno” from the show. Nonno passed away on April 3rd and most of his family has opened up their hearts and shared their grief on social media since then. Both Teresa and Joe Gorga’s kids posted loving thoughts and messages on Instagram. So did Joe Giudice, saying of his father-in-law, “Thank you for setting an example for us and my girls-you’re an exemplary example. We benefited from it every day.”
It’s going to be hard to watch Real Housewives of New Jersey without Nonno. Throughout the years, we’ve seen him as the center of his entire family. We even saw his grief when his beloved wife, Antonia Goga died back in 2017. I will never forget watching Nonno cry over missing his wife. But Nonno gave us so many good times on the show and it’s clear that it’s not just his family that will miss him.
Real Housewives of New Jersey fans learned the sad news that Giacinto Gorga, the father of Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga, passed away on April 3. It was clear that Giacinto, known as “Nonno,” had struggled with health issues recently. Both Melissa Gorga, and Teresa had asked fans to pray for the beloved patriarch of the Gorga family.
Nonno was a part of RHONJ from the very beginning. Nonno loved being in the kitchen. He could boil an octopus like nobody’s business, and I loved seeing him cook with his granddaughters. Ever since the death of Nonno’s wife, Antonia, Nonno had been living with Teresa and her four daughters. He was a huge part of their lives, and a support during Joe Giudice’s incarceration and deportation woes.
Teresa Giudice’s history on Real Housewives of New Jersey has all the makings of a Shakespearean drama. In 2014, Teresa and her husband, Joe Giudice, plead guilty to federal fraud charges. He was sentenced to 41 months
in prison at camp, and Teresa received a sentence of 15 months. Teresa was released from prison on December 23, 2015.
Joe was transferred to ICE custody after finishing his prison stint in March. Since Joe is not a United States citizen, he was ordered to be deported to Italy. He is appealing that order in hopes of returning home to his wife and four daughters. During the Season 9 RHONJ reunion, Teresa revealed that if her husband is sent off to Italy, they are going to divorce. So much for old-school values! Teresa has been seen holding hands with another, much younger man, but her attorney has assured the world that they are only friends. Really? That seems very friendly.
Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers have seen Melissa Gorga’s daughter Antonia on TV since she was five years old. In the fall, Antonia will be in high school. Do you feel old yet? Because I do.
Recently, Melissa shared photos of her oldest child before her eighth grade dance. And, unfortunately, there were people in the comments with some hate for Antonia’s red dress.
For a long time, Kim D’s fashion show was a Real Housewives of New Jersey staple. Who could forget Teresa Giudice chasing Danielle Staub around that country club? However, Kim D and Teresa are done and there’s a new fashion show to attend.
The entire Real Housewives of New Jersey cast showed up for the Envy by Melissa Gorga fashion show. Well, almost the entire cast. In not-so-shocking news, Danielle was not there. However, her status as a “cast member” is perpetually unclear.
Real Housewives of New Jersey husband Joe Gorga has been busy lately. He wrote a memoir/ inspirational book about how to achieve success in both your personal life and career. The book is called “The Gorga Guide To Success.” I wonder if fellow author, and Joe’s wife, Melissa Gorga gave him some literary advice?
Joe has also been busy telling RHONJ fans how he and Melissa had sex every day for 10 years. That is something that I never needed, or wanted, to know about the Gorgas. Joe also traumatized himself by attending his sister, Teresa Giudice, bikini fitness competition. I am also having orange spray-tanned flashbacks.
Real Housewives of New Jersey fans have been waiting to hear Teresa Giudice’s plans if her husband, Joe Giudice, gets deported to Italy when his prison stint is over. The couple share four daughters: Gia Giudice, Gabriella Giudice, Milania Giudice, and Audriana Giudice. Will a spray-tanned Teresa stay in New Jersey? Or will she go to Italy and compete in bikini fitness competitions there?
In 2014, Teresa and Joe pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges, including mail fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Teresa spent nearly one year
in prison “away at camp.” Joe’s 41-month sentence will be over in March 2019.
Now that Season 9 of Real Housewives of New Jersey has wrapped, Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga can use some rest and relaxation with their families at the beach.
Teresa, Melissa, Joe Gorga, and all of their kids have been living it up at the beach this summer. They’ve been working on their tans, going out with friends, spending days on the boat, relaxing by the pool. playing in the sand, and so much more.