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Gia Giudice Wows in White at Her College Graduation

The RHONJ daughter looked absolutely stunning as she closed one life chapter and entered another.

By Joshua Espinoza
Gia Giudice Shares Her "Hopes for the Future" for Her Career and Family

Congratulations are in order for Gia Giudice.

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After years of hard work and dedication, The Real Housewives of New Jersey daughter officially earned the title of college graduate. The achievement was recognized on May 14, when she took the stage at the Rutgers University commencement ceremony in New Brunswick, New Jersey. And in typical Gia fashion, she chose to close the life chapter in impeccable style.

The eldest daughter of RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice marked the occasion in a sophisticated white pencil dress that was both elegant and timeless. The sleeveless piece featured a chic square neckline with wide shoulder straps and subtle draping on the bodice. Gia accessorized the dress with white open-toe heels, as well as gold bracelets, rings, and her signature pendant necklace. It was a clean, classic look that went perfectly with her graduation regalia.

Joe Giudice — Gia’s father and Teresa’s ex-husband — did not attend the event but shared photos of his daughter’s graduation ensemble along with some sweet messages: “Congratulations Gia,” he captioned a post. “Love you so much[,] so proud of you[,] sky is the limit.”

Gia began studying at Rutgers in 2019 and went on to graduate with a degree in criminal justice. However, she previously told that her higher education journey is far from over.

“I’m in my final years at Rutgers University, and after I graduate, I am pursuing my dream of going to law school,” she said back in January. “My hope for the future is to become a very successful lawyer and have a lucrative clothing business on the side.”

Shortly after the interview, Gia announced she had secured a post-graduation position with Martinez Immigration, a virtual law firm operated by attorney Kathleen Martinez.

“You’re never going to guess who I just hired,” the Texas-based lawyer wrote on TikTok. “The next generation. Get ready to welcome Gia Giudice to our team!” 

Kathleen went on to clarify that Gia would serve as the firm’s intern. “She wants to help immigrants more than people realize,” the attorney wrote in the comments section. “Her heart is so big for that.”

Gia Grad

Gia discussed her legal aspirations during a 2021 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, saying her interest in law stemmed from her parents’ issues within the legal system. Her father was deported to Italy in 2019 after serving a 41-month prison sentence. He has since relocated to the Bahamas and continues to fight for his return to the United States.

“Their whole experience influenced me, honestly, for the better,” Gia said on WWHL. “I just want to help families and be able to be there for families and help children, honestly, especially.”

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