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Teresa Giudice has yet to waltz her way onto Dancing with the Stars Season 31, but she’s already got her cheering section firmly in place. And, yes, that even includes The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member’s ex-husband, Joe Giudice.
After Teresa’s DWTS casting was announced on September 8, Joe shared a screenshot of her official cast photo on Instagram. “Congratulations… to my ex,” he wrote, also reminding his followers to vote for her when the new season premieres on September 19. Joe further revealed that Teresa has been trying to get on DWTS “for quite some time,” encouraging her to “go get it” on the dancefloor. Among the emojis he used were a champagne glass, confetti ball, flexed bicep, and clapping hands.
Of course, Joe was hardly the only member of the Giudice family to proudly send the RHONJ ‘Wife well wishes. First up was her 21-year-old daughter Gia, who congratulated her “amazing” mom on Instagram. “I grew up watching this show with my family and it is so surreal that my mom is now going to be on it,” Teresa and Joe’s eldest child wrote on September 8, also encouraging everyone to vote. “I am so proud of you, [you’re] going to kill it... Can’t wait to watch you this season!”
The same day, Milania, 16, similarly gushed that Teresa has amazed her once more. “Congratulations to my mommy!!” she wrote along with the same photo her dad and sister used, adding, “Everyone go vote!!!”
Though Gabriella, 17, and Audriana, 12, didn’t publicly weigh in directly, while appearing on Good Morning America for the September 8 casting announcement, Teresa shared the advice that her youngest daughter, who’s a competitive dancer, gave her. "She’s like, ‘Mommy, don't be scared,’” she said of Audriana, who also told her that the most important thing is to have fun and feel her partner’s energy. “She’s like, ‘Yeah, just dance like it's your last time dancing… Give it your all.”
Ultimately, Teresa wants to make Audriana as proud of her in the ballroom as she is of her at her own competitions. She added, “I love watching her on stage and shine, so I hope I do the same for her.”
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