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Gia Giudice Celebrated Her 17th Birthday and We Don't Know Where the Time Went

Teresa Giudice sent her "star" daughter the sweetest birthday wishes.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Teresa Giudice's eldest daughter Gia Giudice has literally grown up right before our very eyes over the course of eight seasons on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. But even so, Gia just turned 17 years old, and we kind of don't know how that happened. 

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The Giudice girls came together to celebrate Gia's big day on Sunday. Teresa, along with daughters Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana, gave Gia lots of "#lovelovelove" on her big day.


Don't worry, you're not the only one who can't believe how grown up Gia is. Teresa captioned a photo of the birthday festivities with "#mybabiesforever" and "#growinguptoofast."

Teresa also shared a heartfelt note on Instagram in honor of Gia's birthday. "Gia, my first born, my star, you are truly an amazing young woman, such a role model for your sisters, your smile lights up every room you’re in and I’m so lucky [you're] mine! I love you so much, to infinity & beyond!!" Teresa gushed. "Thank you for being a wonderful daughter, great big sister & my best friend! We are all so proud of you! Happy 17th Birthday baby!"


Gia's aunt Melissa Gorga also remarked how time flies while sending her birthday wishes to her niece on Instagram Monday. "I met the family at her 3rd birthday. Now she’s 17! Wow! Where does time go?" Melissa wrote. "I love you so much Gia & I’m proud of who you are! Happy Birthday. Love, Zia Melissa."


Teresa also shared a throwback photo of Gia and her sisters to pay tribute to their late grandfather Frank, Joe Giudice's father, who passed away suddenly in 2014 at the age of 63. Teresa honored him on what would have been his 67th birthday on Sunday. "Thank goodness you are watching over all of us, happy birthday in heaven today!" Teresa wrote on Instagram. "These girls sure do miss Nonno Franco. #happybirthday #nonno#wemissyou."


Check out more throwback photos of Teresa and Joe's kids, below.

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