“Happy Father’s Day, daddy. I love you so much with all my heart! I can’t wait to see you again, and I’m so lucky because your my dad, like, actually my dad, and I love you,” Audriana, 9, captioned a video collage of her family on Instagram.
Audriana also gave a shout-out to her uncle Joe Gorga since he has been there for her during this tough time. “Happy Father’s Day @joeygorga. I love you so much. You’re the best uncle ever, ever,” she wrote. “Can’t wait to see you today! You are so supportive of me, and I love you.”
Milania also uploaded a throwback snap of herself with her father. “Happy Father’s Day to my best friend,” the 13-year-old wrote on her Instagram Stories. “I love you endlessly, buddy.”
“Happy Father’s Day to the best dad out there! Thank you for pushing me every day and showing your girls what it really means to stick with your family ‘till the end …” Gia, 18, added. “See you soon and keep fighting, daddy. I love you so much. Happy Father’s Day to two of the most important men in my life — my Nonno and Zio @joeygorga, and of course, the one who made me! I love you all so much!”
Gabriella, 14, decided not to publicly share a message about their father on social media. Meanwhile, the reality star, 47, took to Instagram to honor her own father, Giacinto Gorga, instead of writing about her husband. “Happy Father’s Day to my father. You are incredible helping me every single day, bringing the girls to activities, cooking for us and being a constant source of love and support for us all,” she gushed. “We love you today and every day, daddy!! #HappyFathersDay.”
The 47-year-old Italy native was released from jail in March — after he served a 41-month sentence — since he pleaded guilty to multiple charges of fraud including mail, wire and bankruptcy in March 2014. Immediately afterward, the businessman was moved into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on March 14.
In October 2018, a judge ordered that Joe would be deported to Italy after his release. The pair found out Joe’s deportation appeal was officially denied on April 11. But on April 25, a judge granted him a “temporary administrative stay” until the court has time to review his motion for a “stay of removal.”
Since then, Gia started an online petition in hopes of bringing her dad home on April 23. “My father is there for us in every possible way a father could be,” she wrote on Change.org. “He has always been our handyman, our confidante, our cheerleader, our challenger and most importantly, our protector. This [deportation] would rob us of my father screaming from the stands at our graduations, meeting our future husbands for the first time, of walking us down the aisle, of being there when his grandchildren come into the world.”