Bittersweet birthday. Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice took to Instagram on Friday, October 4, to share a sweet tribute to her daughter, Gabriella Giudice, on her 15th birthday. The mom-of-four celebrated her daughter’s birthday just one day after a judge granted her husband, Joe Giudice, permission to be released from ICE custody as he awaits his deportation verdict.
“I can’t believe you are 15 today! My calm, confident kind daughter, I admire your strength, your athletic ability & your brilliance! I can’t say enough good things about you, I’m so lucky we have such a special connection and glad we understand each other so well. I love you Gabriella, my porcelain doll❣️Happy Birthday my beautiful girl!! #happybirthday #birthdaygirl #soccerchamp 🎊🎉😘❤️🎂🎈⚽️🎈⚽️🎈🎈,” Teresa, 47, captioned a sweet video featuring photos of Gabriella over the years.
On Saturday, October 5, Teresa continued to gush over Gabriella’s soccer talents. “Happy Birthday Gabriella I just wanna say how proud I am that you made varsity soccer your freshman year of high school you amaze me every day couldn’t be more proud of u. Love you so much XOXO ❤️🎂🎈🎁🎊🎉⚽️ #soccer #happybirthday #porcelaindoll #varsity #girlssoccer #womensoccer #15 #16,” Teresa wrote in the caption of a video featuring Gabriella on the soccer field.
This marks yet another birthday celebrated in the Giudice household without Teresa’s husband, Joe. Back in March, the former reality star, 47, was released from prison after serving a 41-month sentence for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud charges. But since Joe is not an American citizen, a judge deemed him eligible to be deported back to his native country of Italy after serving out his sentence. Upon his release, Joe was transferred to ICE custody at a facility in western Pennsylvania. His legal team has since filed an appeal on his behalf, and he remained in ICE custody after his bond request was denied last month.
But on Thursday, October 3, a judge granted Joe’s request to be released from ICE custody, but he will have to immediately return to Italy upon his release. That way, Joe will be out from behind bars and he will be able to wait for the verdict of his deportation appeal in his home country.