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Gia Giudice Reveals That Dad, Joe Giudice, Talks to Her About “More Than” She “Want[s] to Know”

The RHONJ daughter explained her close bond with Joe and how Teresa Giudice’s legal issues brought their family closer together.

By Allison Crist

Teresa Giudice’s daughters were obviously affected by her and her ex-husband Joe Giudice’s legal issues, but at the end of the day, the tough times “did make our family closer,” Gia Giudice shared on the May 3 episode of her mom’s Namaste B$tches podcast.

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What’s more, they’ve remained close even though Joe no longer lives in the United States. (He was deported to Italy in 2019 after serving 41 months in prison for fraud, and he later moved to the Bahamas to be closer to his daughters.)

In fact, in addition to frequently visiting her father with her sisters GabriellaMilania, and Audriana, Gia said she also talks to him “every day.” 

Gia’s Relationship with Her Dad

“I talk to him a lot. I’m older now, so he talks to me just about literally everything — probably more than I want to know,” the 22-year-old said with a laugh. “I mean, my dad has a more exciting life than I do. I’m, like, my dad’s therapist. He tells me about all the dates he goes on, and the girls that he’s talking to, and what’s going on with his day, if someone pissed him off at work…”

Gia is the same way, but not just with Joe. As she put it, “I tell my mom and dad — like, they both know everything.” 

Joe’s Relationships with His Other Daughters

Joe Giudice and daughters in the Bahamas together.

Her sisters are close with Joe too — especially Audriana, who was “so little” when Joe went to jail that she now treasures her time with him. “When she gets to the Bahamas, she just switches,” Gia explained. “She’s goofy around my dad, and that’s something that’s so nice to see for Audriana, because she’s so dedicated to her school and dance that when I see her around my dad, I’m like, ‘Aww, she’s happy.’”

“I said that to her, actually, the last time we were in the Bahamas for Easter,” Gia continued. “I was like, ‘You get so goofy when we come see Daddy,’ and she’s like, ‘I know. I’m just happy when I’m here.’”

Of course, the same can be said for Joe, who Gia said not only “cries” upon their arrival and departure, but also “even if he thinks about us leaving, he starts crying.”

Teresa’s Relationship with Joe

Joe Giudice with his daughters in the Bahamas.

Episode 13 of RHONJ Season 13 made it clear that the exes are currently in a good place, but as Gia added on the podcast, “I think they still consider themselves best friends no matter what, everything they’ve been through. They’re still very close, and I think that also helps my sisters and I too.”

Get the full recap of Joe’s recent RHONJ cameo on Episode 13.

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