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Joe Giudice Reunites with His Daughters for the Sweetest Reason

Teresa’s ex-husband shared why Gabriella's birthday celebration has been "years" in the making.

By Shannon Raphael

Joe Giudice has a lot to be thankful for heading into the holiday season. Teresa Giudice’s ex-husband, who moved to the Bahamas full-time in 2021 to be “a lot closer” to his family following his 2019 release from prison, got to celebrate a few notable events with his four daughters when they paid him a visit in Nassau.

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum took to Instagram to post a video of Gabriella getting ready to blow out the candles on a pink birthday cake (which featured butterfly decorations) while people sang "Happy Birthday" to her in the background.

"Haven't been able to sing happy birthday to my baby in years. Happy birthday my beautiful Gabriella [your'e] so amazing I love you," Joe wrote in his caption, along with a red heart emoji. 

In addition to celebrating Gabriella’s big birthday (and, potentially, the news of her first college acceptance letter — more on that later), Joe and his girls enjoyed an early Thanksgiving feast together. On November 10, Gia shared an Instagram Story photo of Joe’s mom, Filomena Giudice, tending to a set of food-filled trays in the kitchen. 

“Nonna brought Thanksgiving to the Bahamas,” Gia wrote, tagging her dad and two of her younger sisters in the picture.

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While Joe is just now getting the chance to celebrate Gabriella’s birthday, his second eldest turned 18 in early October. 

To commemorate the milestone day, Teresa hosted a party for Gabriella on her actual birthday, October 4. Gabriella’s three sisters and her new stepdad, Luis “Louie” Ruelas, were all in attendance for the big day.

Teresa also paid tribute to the 18-year-old with an Instagram post.

“Every day I learn from you, I get to know [and] watch the world through your eyes. You are so talented, thoughtful, smart and kind, I love being your mom [and] I can’t wait to see what the future holds!” Teresa wrote. She then referred to Gabriella as “the best big sister.”

About a month later, Teresa hinted that Gabriella’s future likely includes college when she shared an Instagram Story announcing that the teen had been accepted to Indiana University. 

“First college acceptance,” Teresa wrote over a photo of the school’s welcome pamphlet. “Go Gabriella.”

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