Shortly after confirming her mother Antonia Gorga's passing, Teresa Giudice paid tribute to her on Instagram via a series of old family photos and memories. "Always there for us & forever in our hearts," The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom shared.
Teresa's mother died on Friday of natural causes. She was 66. Teresa didn't hold back emotion when remembering her over the weekend. "She will forever be missed and cherished in my heart! Because of her I will find the strength to continue life's journey. My mother, my confidant, my best friend , my everything .. until we meet again. I love you mommy."
Teresa added, "Oh mommy, my heart is completely broken, you taught me so much about life, love and motherhood. This is a pain I've never felt before and goes so deep. I hope you know how deeply you were loved and how very badly you'll be missed."
Teresa's tribute included photos of her mom at various family gatherings and holidays.
She also credited her mom for serving as an inspiration for her cookbooks. "Best thing about doing RHONJ that I was able to do my cookbooks and have all my moms recipes something that I will cherish my whole life and pass down to my daughters," she wrote.
Teresa also shared a photo of father, Giacinto Gorga, with her late mother, writing, "Never seen two people more in love than my parents."
Check out throwback photos of the family, below.