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Look Back on Teresa Giudice's Life Before She Was a Real Housewife (PICS)

The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member shares an intimate look at her childhood photos.

By Talia Ergas
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Throughout her time on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Bravo fans have gotten to see many aspects of Teresa Giudice's life. She's shared loving family memories as well as tough family times, a divorce and a new marriage, legal troubles, the deaths of loved ones, and ups and downs with her friendships.

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Now, Teresa is giving fans a look at her life before she was a New Jersey Housewife. In the photos below, you'll get a peek inside Teresa's childhood, from baby photos to adorable school snapshots. There are sweet memories with her late parents, Giacinto and Antonia Gorga, as well as with her brother, Joe Gorga.

Among the sentimental snaps are photos of her with her ex-husband, Joe Giudice, and their children, Gia, Gabriella, and Milania before their fourth daughter, Audriana, was born.

Scroll through the photos below to get an intimate look at Teresa's history. 

Teresa Giudice as a Baby

Teresa Giudice sitting on a kitchen table as a baby

In this adorable snap, Teresa sat atop a table in front of a cake with a cake server in her hand.

Teresa Giucide as a Baby with Parents Giacinto and Antonia Gorga

Teresa Giudice as a baby with her parents

Teresa's parents, who were Italian immigrants, were very special to her, as was evident from the sentiments she shared on the show. This photo shows a diaper-clad Teresa with her mom and dad. 

Baby Teresa Giudice Poses with a Doll

Teresa Giudice as a child holding a baby doll

Teresa had an adorable expression for this sweet snap, in which she held a baby doll. 

Young Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga

Joe Gorga and Teresa Giudice as children

Teresa and her younger brother, Joe, posed together in this portrait. 

Teresa Giudice's Early School Photo

Teresa Giudice's school photo

Teresa Giudice smiled for the camera while wearing a school uniform. 

Teresa Giudice in Elementary School

Teresa Giudice's school portrait

It was another adorable school picture day for young Teresa. 

Teresa Giudice at Her First Communion

Teresa Giudice wearing a white dress and veil

Teresa, who was raised Catholic, had her First Communion in the late-'70s, during which she donned an elegant white dress for the sacrament.

Teenage Teresa Giudice Poses by the Pool

Teresa Giudice as a teenager in a bikini next to a pool

Teresa posed poolside for this snapshot, in which she's wearing a bikini and sunglasses. 

Teresa Giudice In Formalwear with Her Parents

Teresa Giudice and her parents at a formal party together

Teresa and her parents got dressed up for an event — and Teresa's blue ruffled one-shoulder dress matched her aqua pumps. 

Teresa Giudice as a Teenager in the '80s

Teresa Giudice smiling as a child

Teresa smiled for the camera in this beautiful shot. 

Teenage Teresa Giudice at a Formal Event

A relative pins a flower to Teresa Giudice's dress

The camera caught a candid moment of Teresa at a celebration. 

Teresa Giudice Dressed Up for a High School Dance

Teresa Giudice wearing an off the shoulder white gown and a corsage

Teresa looks stunning in this photo, where she's wearing a white off-the-shoulder gown and a corsage. 

Teenage Teresa Giudice on the Beach with a Friend

Teresa Giudice on the beach in a bikini with a friend

The teen enjoyed some sun and sand with a pal in this snap. 

Teresa Giudice in a Stylish '80s Swimsuit

Teresa Giudice in a bikini

In another beachy snap, Teresa suited up in her pink and black swim gear. 

Teresa Giudice in a Ruffled Dress for a High School Dance

Teresa Giudice wearing a prom dress

Once again matching her shoes to her dress, Teresa stunned in an orange ruffled number. 

Teenage Teresa Giudice at a Christmas party

Teresa Giudice as a child with her family

Teresa was caught in a candid moment during a holiday-themed celebration. 

Teresa Giudice as an '80s Teen

Teresa Giudice as a teenager

A teenage Teresa showed off her style in a white sweatshirt, black mini skirt, and flats. 

Teresa Giudice with Her Brother, Joe Gorga

Teresa Giudice and her brother Joe Gorga

Though their relationship became complicated over the years, Teresa has said she and her brother were very close when they were growing up. 

Teresa Giudice with Joe Gorge and Their Parents

Teresa Giudice posing with her family and brother Joe Gorga

"One of my favorite memories is my [17th birthday]," Teresa once shared. "I was upset because I thought I wasn’t getting a car so I refused to get dressed that day and then my parents surprised me with a new car! They told me to go answer the door and there my new car was."

Teresa Giudice as a Young Woman in White

Teresa Giudice sitting on a bench next to a basket of flowers

In this sweet photo, Teresa was all dressed up in a white ensemble sitting on a bench beside a basket of flowers.  

Teresa Giudice with Friends in the '90s

Teresa Giudice as a teenager with her friends

In this photo, Teresa and three friends wore coordinated black-and-white outfits. 

Teresa Giudice In a Bikini 

Teresa Giudice in a bikini

Teresa showed off her swim style in this summery snap. 

Teresa Giudice and Her Now Ex-Husband, Joe Giudice

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice smiling

Teresa smiled for the camera with her now-ex-husband, Joe Giudice. Teresa and Joe tied the knot on October 23, 1999. The pair finalized their divorce in 2020, after 20 years of marriage. 

Teresa Giudice, Joe Gorga and Their Parents in the '90s

Teresa Giudice with her parents and brother Joe Gorga celebrating at a party

The family acted silly for the camera at a festive occasion. 

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice as a Young Couple

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice smiling together in front of a table

Teresa and Joe Giudice got dressed up together for a fancy occasion. 

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice at a Formal Event

Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice at a formal

At another festive occasion, the dapperly dressed couple stood beside a dessert table. 

Teresa Giudice's Stunning Studio Portrait

A young Teresa Giudice looks over her shoulder

Teresa looked over her shoulder in this glamorous portrait. 

Teresa Giudice in a Bikini with Friends

Teresa Giudice posing in a bikini on the beach with two friends

Dressed in a printed bikini, Teresa posed with some friends at the shore. 

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice at Another Formal Event

Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice at a formal

Looking sharp in black and white, Teresa and Joe Giudice smiled for the camera. 

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice Pose at a Dinner

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice smiling at dinner

The pair dined and enjoyed some drinks in this happy photograph. 

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice On Vacation

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice in bathing suits under a waterfall

The couple posed underneath a magnificent waterfall. 

Joe Giudice Holding Teresa Giudice in a Tropical Photo

Joe Giudice holding up Teresa Giudice in front of a pond and garden

The couple struck a romantic pose for the camera. 

An Old Giudice Family Holiday Card

Teresa Giudice's holiday card featuring Joe Giudice, Gia Giudice, Milania Giudice and Gabriella Giudice

Teresa, Joe, Gia, Gabriella, and Milania wore coordinated ensembles for a family holiday card photo taken before Audriana was born. 

Teresa, Joe, Gia, Gabriella, and Milania Giudice

Joe Giudice, Teresa Giudice and their daughters Gia Giudice, Milania Giudice and Gabriella Giudice

Teresa and her then-husband shared a sweet embrace with their three daughters. 

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