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Antonia Gorga Turned 16 and Melissa Has a Lot of Feelings About It

The RHONJ mom couldn't help but get emotional while celebrating her daughter's milestone birthday. 

By Michelle Regalado
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Melissa Gorga’s daughter Antonia Gorga is officially 16! The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member couldn’t help but get emotional while commemorating the milestone on Instagram.

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On August 12, Melissa took to Instagram to celebrate her daughter’s special day. The proud mom shared a sweet video slideshow featuring several photos of Antonia throughout her life.  “Had this sweet girl when I was only 25 years old. I had no idea what an amazing blessing that would be. She was the cutest sweetest little thing,” Melissa wrote in the caption of the post alongside a heart emoji.

She went on to add, “@antoniagorgaa I can not believe I’ve been your Mommy for 16 years! Your energy, your good heart, and your spice light up the room! You definitely give me a run for my money! I’m so happy that you’re finally 16 because according to everyone else there’s only 4 years left before you start liking me again.”

She concluded the touching message by adding, “I love you so much strong girl!! SWEET 16!!!! I can’t wait for your party. Happy Birthday Baby girl!!

Joe Gorga also dedicated a beautiful birthday tribute to his daughter on Instagram. “I can’t believe you are 16. Happy birthday my little baby girl. I love you,” he captioned a gorgeous snapshot of the father-daughter duo at a recent wedding.


Antonia’s aunt Teresa Giudice also took to Instagram to share some love for the birthday girl, as did her cousin, Milania Giudice.

“Happy Sweet 16 to my beautiful niece,” Teresa captioned her post, while Milania wrote," Happy birthday to my built in best friend.”

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