'RHONJ' Teresa Giudice's Daughter Gia Posts Happy Family Thanksgiving Photos, Melissa Gorga Shares Photo Of In-Laws

Karen de Wilde

Despite the fact that their mom is in prison, it seems that Teresa Giudice's four daughters were still able to have a happy Thanksgiving. On Thursday, Teresa's oldest daughter, Gia Giudice, posted a photo of herself and her sisters. The photo shows everyone smiling happily and dressed up for the cold weather.

Instead of focusing on the fact that her mom has been in prison since January, Gia focused on what she does have. Gia wrote that she's "forever thankful" for her sisters.

"Teresa wants Thanksgiving to be as normal as possible for the girls...She just wants the girls to have a good day."

Teresa Giudice's fans recently got an up-close view of how her family has been doing ever since she went to prison in January for fraud. In October, Bravo aired a three-part special, The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In, that showed Joe taking the place of Teresa in raising their four children. While Teresa herself was not shown on the special due to prison regulations, the special did air her phone calls home.

Teresa's brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Melissa Gorga, were also featured on the special. They were shown spending time with their nieces and talking about Teresa's imprisonment. In one scene, Joe broke down while recounting, in an interview, how it felt to see his sister in prison. While Joe went to see Teresa, Melissa stayed home because she was not approved to visit Teresa. As the Inquisitr reported, Melissa, after the finale was aired, tweeted that she understands Teresa not putting her on the visiting list.

On Thanksgiving, Melissa posted a photo of her family at the dinner table, ready to enjoy their feast. Joining her, Joe, and the children were Joe and Teresa's parents. So far, Melissa has not posted any photos showing that she and Joe also had their brother-in-law and nieces over for Thanksgiving. Perhaps Joe Giudice and the four girls spent Thanksgiving with his side of the family instead.

A week ago, People released the first details on Teresa's upcoming memoir. The memoir, which will be released in February 2016, recounts Teresa's upbringing, her marriage to Joe, their TheReal Housewives of New Jersey reality TV fame, their legal troubles, and her subsequent prison sentence. The release for the memoir promises to give viewers a version of Teresa that they have never seen before.

"People think they know everything about me … but they don't. Not even close...The world will see a new Teresa. A different Teresa. Well, actually, the Teresa I always was."

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