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.
On Friday, Gia posted more photos of her family from Thanksgiving. The collage of photos shows her posing with each of her sisters at her home’s fountain. One photo shows her with her dad, Joe Giudice. Gia expressed hope that her Twitter followers also had a good Thanksgiving.
Gia did not indicate whether she and her siblings saw their mom on Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, People reported that Teresa decided that her family should not visit her on Thanksgiving because she wants their Thanksgiving to be as normal as possible.
“Teresa wants Thanksgiving to be as normal as possible for the girls…She just wants the girls to have a good day.”
The source did say, however, that Teresa will likely call home on Thanksgiving.
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.”
Gia posted a tweet about her mom’s memoir.
Gia Giudice and her siblings will be seeing their mom soon. Teresa Giudice will be released on December 23, just in time for Christmas. The family will then be separated again, since Joe Giudice will begin his 41-month prison sentence for fraud in March 2016. It remains to be seen whether season 7 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey will show Teresa raising her four daughters alone as a single mom.
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