The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Giudice had a tough day on Friday. The reality star posted a photo on her Instagram account, and in the caption, she revealed she was struggling with the loss of her dad, Giacinto Gorga, who passed away a few months ago.
In the series of eight photos, Teresa was seen holding what appeared to be Giacinto’s hand on top of white sheets.
“Miss you so much,” the caption read. She included a crying face and a big red heart emoji along with the hashtag, “papa.”
Teresa’s brother, Joey Gorga, was quick to commiserate with his sister.
“I miss him so much too,” the businessman wrote.
Teresa then admitted that she was having a tough time.
“@joeygorga I know me too today was a bad day I can’t stop crying,” she replied.
Teresa’s relationship with her Giacinto was often showcased on the hit New Jersey-based program as he lived with Teresa and her daughters. Family and cast members alike referred to him as “Nonno,” which is Italian for grandfather.
As The Inquisitr reported, the elder Gorga passed away in April after several months in and out of the hospital. He was 76 years old when he died.
Support for Teresa also came from Italy via her ex-husband, Joe Giudice. The future Celebrity Boxing contestant shared a thoughtful tribute to Nonno.
“Your father was a phenomenal father, grandfather, husband, and loyal friend to many. He had a great sense of humor, a hearty laugh, boundless compassion, and a deep knowledge of the world,” he wrote.
Joe continued, providing some words of encouragement for his ex-wife. He stated that the loving grandfather “cared deeply” about their kids. The two share four girls, Gia, Milania, Gabriella, and Audriana Giudice. Joe called Giacinto Teresa’s angel that was “always looking down” on her.
The reality star’s ex had a very close bond with the patriarch. The relationship between the two was so tight that it created a rift between Giacinto and his son, Joey. During a family Christening, Joey broke down in tears because of his broken relationship with Giacinto. The father of three blamed Teresa’s then-husband for the strife.
This is not the first time Teresa has received support for her grief. As The Inquisitr previously reported, The Real Housewives of New Jersey co-star, Jennifer Aydin created a vast photo collage featuring photos, both old and new of the family.
“So you may always remember the happy times,” Jennifer wrote.