The countdown is on until Gia Giudice packs up her bags and moves into her dorm at Rutgers University. The college-bound Real Housewives of New Jersey daughter won't be far from home, but from the looks of it she's been making the most of her summer vacation and getting in a lot of time with her family. And we can't help but notice how much she's matured and become a doppelganger for her mama, Teresa Giudice.
“If she needs to come home, it’s not that far,” Teresa recently told Us Weekly. “If I need to go down by her, it’s quick. I’m excited for her. Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to go away to college, so I’m excited for her. I’m happy. I’m proud of her. She’s an amazing kid... She’s excited too… It’s her next journey.”
Aunt Melissa Gorga also revealed that as Gia preps for her next chapter and the family awaits word on Joe Giudice's ongoing immigration and deportation case (more on that in the exclusive Bravo Insider video above), they've all been spending time together at the Jersey Shore.
"I think we just are waiting for the final answers right now. I mean we’ve all been down the shore at my beach house, so everyone’s kind of been there and the kids have been with us a lot too with the beach house. So we’re all just down the shore for the summer," Melissa told InTouch. "There’s nothing anyone can do and we’re just waiting for answers.”
With freshman year almost here, we're taking a look back at Gia's picture perfect summer vacation.