The performance felt amazing. It was like a huge adrenaline rush, and when it was over I just wanted to get back on the stage and do it again. I was so proud of Gia. I love her so much. I’ve known her since she was just two years old, and we used to dance together all the time. I always grabbed her at the family parties and danced with her. She loves to shake her groove thing!
I don’t hold anything against the little girls mocking me about my music. They have both never seen me perform, so I know it’s not coming from them. I used to sing all the time at our family holidays. I have one video of us at Easter that is adorable; Gia and I were singing karaoke. Gia was about 4 years old. So cute. You can tell by the way their parents laughed where the negativity is coming from. Yes, it’s sad, yes, I wish they would not talk about me negatively in front of my nieces, and yes, I wish they would have told them that it’s not nice. But those are their parents, so they will absorb whatever it is that is going on in their home. I can’t control it, all I know is that if my children ever said a nasty word about their aunt or uncle, they would hear it from me. I will say those girls never act like that around me. They love me, and I can feel it. Did you see me run up to Gia when my performance was over and give her a huge hug and tell her I love her? That’s how I have always been with her and all my nieces. Did you see Joe jumping and screaming saying he would kill for Gia. That’s an uncle. That’s how we are with anyone who is in our family. We support them, we lift them up, and we tell them they are amazing. We don’t try to highlight every little flaw.