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Lauren Manzo Scalia Posts a Sweet Message for Her “1st Baby Girl” (and We’re Not Talking About Markie)

The Manzo’d with Children daughter opened up about a special kid in her life.

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We're getting to know Candice Laurita — Caroline Manzo's niece and "second daughter" — and her family a little better. Earlier this week, Caroline wished Candice a happy birthday and opened up more about her relationship with her family member. As it turns out, this week also happens to be Candice's daughter's birthday. And just like Caroline's special bond with Candice, Lauren Manzo Scalia is similarly close with Candice's daughter.

"Happy 11th Birthday to my 1st baby girl! Thank you for being the best 'Sissy' to Markie [and] making me a fairy godmother .. You’re so smart [and] kind and you make me so proud to be your 'Yaya,'" the Manzo'd with Children daughter posted, along with photos of her with her young relative. "Love you!!!"

And in case you're wondering, Candice's dad, Anthony Laurita, is one of The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Caroline's many Laurita siblings, including Jacqueline Laurita's husband, Chris Laurita, and her estranged sister, Dina Manzo.

Obviously, Candice also made sure to pay tribute to her kid on her special day. "Happy birthday to my baby girl who somehow turns 11 today!!" she wrote on Instagram. "I’ve never been so proud of anything as I am of you, Olivia!! You’re going to do big things and I love you so, so much!!! Keep being you!! Love you forever."

Aunt Caroline shared in the comments, "Happy Birthday to our Olivia."

Candice is also the proud mom of a son, and back in December she opened up about him in a birthday post on Instagram. "Happy, happy birthday to my favorite boy in the entire world!!" she wrote. "You bring so much fun and laughter into my life. Looking back through these videos made me cry. Love you more than you’ll ever know - happy 8th birthday Gabe, my little new year’s eve baby."

By the way, we also have some cute updates on Lauren's daughter, Markie, who has been keeping busy with fashionable photo shoots for her mom, reading with her grandma, and snuggling with her dog. Basically, she's living her very best life.

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