Teresa Giudice has taken in her dad, as her family has lost her mother Antonia Gorga, and this season on Real Housewives of New Jersey, Giudice opens up about the loss. Recently, she discussed losing her mom at just 66 years old, on Brandi Glanville’s podcast “Unfiltered”. Giudice revealed that her mother battled pneumonia and rheumatoid arthritis prior to her passing and she said that:
It attacks your immune system. She ended up going to rehab after that and trying to gain strength because she was in bed for a while. She was on a breathing tube. They trached her. But then she got better. They were trying to get her to walk again. Then out of nowhere, my father got sick. He got pneumonia because he was visiting her every day. If I could take anything, I wish this never happened to me. Like everything else that’s happened to me, I don’t even care. This is the hardest thing that I ever had to deal with in my life, because never… It’s like I still needed my mom.
Recently, Giudice gave an interview with ABC News, saying she’s a little mad at her husband Joe Giudice, who is currently serving time in jail. Giudice, who went to jail for nearly a year, voiced that she was upset she missed time that could have been spent with her mom prior to her death. Giudice admitted:
I do blame him because if he was on top of everything then this wouldn’t have happened.
Giudice and her brother Joe Gorga have opened up a family restaurant dedicated to their mother and they have named it Gorga’s Homemade Pasta & Pizza.
With her mother having passed away, Giudice has been spending a lot of time with her dad, with whom she remains close. See a photo of Giudice’s father in the below recent Instagram post.