Joe has also been busy telling RHONJ fans how he and Melissahad 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.
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.
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.
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!