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Melissa Gorga Shares Big News About Antonia's College Admissions Journey

The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom congratulated her daughter in a doting Instagram post.

By Joshua Espinoza
Everything You Need to Know About The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Melissa Gorga

Antonia Gorga aimed high and wide when it came to the college application process. And her approach clearly paid off.

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Melissa Gorga took to social media Saturday (April 8) to announce her daughter had been accepted to Rutgers University, the same school her older cousin Gia Giudice attends. The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom shared the big news in an Instagram Story that featured the Rutgers acceptance notice: “Congrats. You’re Admitted!” the letter read.

“Another one!” Melissa captioned the post. “[Antonia] you have your pick! Love u!”

The high school senior reshared the story on her account but didn’t indicate whether she would accept the offer.

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As Melissa’s message suggests, Antonia now has plenty of college options. Back in December, Melissa and Joe Gorga confirmed their oldest child had been accepted to Penn State University. She would go on to receive admission letters from other high-ranking schools, like the University of Rhode Island and the University of Delaware.

Though Melissa has expressed excitement over her daughter’s new chapter, she told People magazine her husband was “panicking.”

“Joe’s like, ‘All she’s going to do is party and drink and eat and [hang out with] boys,’” Melissa revealed back in February. “I’m like, ‘Joe, there’s actually education in college.’ He’s this typical, he doesn’t want his daughter to go. He’s like, ‘She could just drive,’ and I’m like, no.”

Melissa told the outlet she preferred if her daughter left the nest so she could be more independent. 

“She needs to know what it’s like to wash her own clothes and buy her own detergent. I just think she needs that,” Melissa explained. “I do everything for her. It’s good for her to be independent and learn who she is, so I’m excited for her. It’s going to be a huge change not to have her bossing us around this house like she does, but I think it’s going to be great for her.”

The news comes just weeks after Teresa Giudice revealed her daughter Gabriella is heading to the University of Michigan, where she will pursue an economics degree. Teresa’s oldest daughter, Gia, is set to graduate from Rutgers this spring.

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