Teresa Giudice, 48, looked like the proudest mother on the planet in the Thanksgiving Day photo that she posted on Instagram on Nov. 26. In the picture the Real Housewives of New Jersey star posed next to her four daughters who seemed all grown up standing next to their famous mom.
Audriana, 11, Milania, 14, Gabriella, 16, and Gia, 19, even appeared to virtually be the same height, proving that the years have flown by since they became household names on the Bravo hit show.
“Thankful for my daughters [sic] strength to stand tall in this world #legacy #standingstrong #lovelovelove #happythanksgiving,” Teresa captioned the post. The girls’ dad – Teresa’s ex-husband Joe Giudice – responded shortly afterwards. “Miss you girls,” the 48-year-old wrote in the comments section.
The holiday moment must have been particularly bittersweet for Joe who is now living in Italy after being deported from the U.S. in 2019. While he wasn’t able to celebrate Thanksgiving with his daughters in person, he recently saw two of his girls when they flew out to spend some quality time with him in his new European home. His Instagram page is full of pictures of him smiling proudly with Gia and Milania during their pre-holiday visit.
Just one week earlier, on Nov. 20, Joe posted a selfie he took with the two teens in Rome, Italy, adding the caption, “Miss them so much already.” Milania responded, “I miss you more.”
While his ex-wife and their daughters were celebrating Thanksgiving in New Jersey, Joe was feasting in Italy with his mom and other relatives. He shared an Instagram video of his mother seasoning a massive turkey ahead of their dinner.
“Mom Filomena bringing Thanksgiving Day to [Italy],” he captioned the clip of her wrapping the bird with bacon. “I hope today is full of fun, food, family and most importantly full of [love] for all. Salute everyone enjoy today and don’t forget brush your hair. #thanksgiving.”