With Teresa Giudice stuck in prison for another year, the reality star's 14-year-old daughter, Gia, is reportedly stepping up to take care of her three younger siblings.
According to an insider, the teen always had “more of a friendship than a mother-daughter relationship” with the reality star — so, naturally, she feels responsible to fill her mother’s shoes while the 42-year-old is behind bars.
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“Gia is stepping into the mother role,” the insider says. “It comes naturally since even when Teresa was around, Gia was frequently responsible for disciplining her siblings.”
Their dad, Joe, is trying his hardest to do what’s best for his daughters (Gia and her sisters Milania, 9, Gabriella, 8, and Audrianna, 3). But still, without their mom, life hasn’t been easy for the girls.
“This truly is a sad situation for all the children,” the insider tells 'Radar Online.'