REAL Housewives star Teresa Giudice is feeling the strain following her dad’s death as she’s seen breaking down in tears during an upcoming episode of RHONJ.
The reality star revealed to her family that she feels like an “orphan” now both her parents are gone.
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In an emotional clip from tonight’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa, 48, admits she’s been finding the loss of her dad, Giacinto Gorga, very hard.
Speaking in the confessional, Teresa admits: "I didn't want my dad to leave me, but I know he was suffering. He couldn’t walk, and that was so hard. That, like, broke my heart. He wouldn’t want to live just laying in a bed."
Getting tearful, she tells the camera: "I miss my dad so much. I feel like an orphan now. I feel like I’m all alone, but I’m happy he’s with my mom."
"We made him as happy as he could, but I know he wanted to go be with my mom, you know?" Teresa reflects. "And he was holding on to be with me and my daughters."
The RHONJ star’s father passed away in April 2020 at the age of 76, three years after his wife and Teresa’s mom died in 2017.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic at the time of Giacinto’s death, the reality star and her family were unable to hold a large funeral for him.
Now, the mom-of-four is organizing a small celebration of his life with the help of her brother Joe Gorga, sister-in-law Melissa and her RHONJ cast mates.
Teresa told ET that following the loss of Giacinto – aka"Nonno" to his grandchildren – that she had been “really depressed.”
She told the website: “I was really sad, I was like, again. I've been through so much."
Also in the preview, Teresa is seen chatting to her ex-husband Joe Giudice, 48, on a video call with their daughters Gia, 20, Gabriella, 16.
The Real Housewives star recently called her divorced from the father of her children the "easiest in the world".
The former couple are still on good terms after finalizing their divorce in September after 20 years ofmarriage.
In addition to Gia and Gabriella, Teresa and Joe also have daughters Milania, 14, and Audriana, 11.
The 48-year-old has since moved on with Luis Ruelas, who she recently went on a Mexican getaway with.
Joe gave their romance the seal of approval in a sweet post for International Women's Day.
"Teresa will always be an amazing mom to our kids & I'm always thankful. I must respect her relationship," the reality star penned.
While Teresa is loved-up with Luis, Joe is now dating lawyer Daniela Fittipaldi.
According to Us Weekly, Daniela was able to meet Gia and Milana while the girls were in Italy to see their dad for the second time.
He was previously deported following a 41-month prison sentence for fraud. Teresa and Joe split in 2019.
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