Teresa spent her last day of freedom doing what was most important to her. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was so heartbroken she was going to miss her eldest daughter Gia’s 14th birthday, she threw her a party four days early!
Teresa Giudice, 42, had a difficult Monday, heading to prison in the early morning hours of Jan. 5th, but the day before she was all smiles as she threw her precious daughter, Gia Giudice, an early 14th birthday party! Although the 3KT singer’s actual birthday is on January 8, Teresa was determined to celebrate with Gia, organizing a family fiesta complete with a birthday cake!
Teresa Giudice’s Daughter’s Birthday: Star Throws Party For Gia Before Prison
Earlier in the day Teresa attended mass at Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey, along with her husband Joe Giudice, 44, and their daughters Gia, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 8, and Audriana, 4.
But later that night, Teresa, a devoted mother, wanted to make sure she gave her oldest daughter a happy celebration for her 14th birthday. How bittersweet!
Unfortunately, Gia is still having a tough time with her mother’s legal woes. Just hours before her mom turned herself in to serve a 15-month prison sentence, the teen tweeted about the ‘unreal’ support system keeping her together.
Teresa’s Last Few Hours
Only a few hours later, Teresa said her last goodbyes and headed out to report for her 15-month term at Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury.
“Our plan was that we were going to leave her house at midnight to start our journey to Danbury. I got to her house at 10:30 p.m. and it was somber,” Leonard Jr. told Us. “The kids had already been put to bed. She was cleaning up the kitchen two minutes before we left for Connecticut. She was still running around, making sure the house was normal. It was all about her children and her family. That’s been her singular focus,” he said. “The main reason we left at the time we did, is she didn’t want her kids waking up for school and have a million people in front of their home waiting for Teresa to come out.”
After one last bite to eat at Elmer’s Diner in Danbury, and a phone call to her brother Joe Gorga, Teresa turned herself in.
“Whatever emotions she needed to get out, she did it prior,” continued her attorney. “She had her game face on. She was ready to go.”
— Tim Plant