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AllAboutTRH Exclusive: Teresa Giudice Skipped WWHL Due To Father’s Illness

Wednesday we heard rumblings that Teresa Giudice was skipping her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen due to her father, Giacinto Gorga, being ill.

At the time, all the news out there was “sources only, ” and we didn’t feel comfortable putting out a story about such a sensitive topic without confirmation.

However, yesterday morning one of our RHONJ sources, who is VERY close to Teresa, and may have even been at the reunion herself, confirmed that Teresa’s dad was in the hospital with “pneumonia” the same illness that took her mother’s life back in March.

Adding that things at the reunion were kind of hectic due to “everything with Teresa’s family.”

Meanwhile, Bravo’s The Daily Dish also confirmed Teresa’s dad hospitalization telling fans, Mr. Gorga “had a slight touch of pneumonia. He was hospitalized and is now resting comfortably.”

This must be a terrifying week for Teresa, Joe, and Melissa. I can’t imagine how scared and worried they all must be. The AllAboutTRH Team is sending our prayers to the Giudice/Gorga family and hope Mr. Gorga has a speedy recovery.

Was Teresa right to skip WWHL? Do you think Teresa will be extra emotional at the season 8 reunion due to her father’s health scare?

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  • missroxmiss

    Prayers for her family.Hope her Dad realizes his family needs him and he can recover from being sick. I understand he is heartbroken and wants to be with his wife but now is not the time .he is needed now by the family .

  • pastagirl

    Uh Lara, of course she was right to skip WWHL. What a question.

  • Betty

    #StressKills. Two grandparents already died prematurely from the stress and embarrassment that the felons Joe and Teresa put them through. Now he is even expected to babysit the brats. Ugh. Poor guy

    • emily

      Wow, Betty. GIven the negativity of your posts, I am worried that by your own reasoning, you could drop dead at any minute. Take care!

      • Betty

        You should be more worried about Joe and all the anal sex he’s getting in jail. He might drop dead next. You never know! LOL. Take care. 🙂

  • Robinhood

    She absolutely did the right thing! Years ago my dad had a heart attack and we were assured he’d be fine after surgery. We were supposed to move to NJ for a job my husband was taking. The owner insisted we have dinner that night and I didn’t want to. I figured this guy would understand because he knew my dad, but he wouldn’t take no for an answer. I finally gave in, reluctantly, because what I really wanted to do was to duck in and say goodnight to my dad. But, we went to dinner. And, my dad passed away in the middle of the night. So, family comes first. And that job? We turned it down. I couldn’t look that guy in the face and not lose it.

    • samael


      Condolences on the loss of your dad. Such a hard situation to deal with.

      • Robinhood

        Thank you. You just never know, and I had a hard time with that one.

        • samael

          losing a family member is brutal

          • Robinhood

            Yeah, he was only 59.

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  • luvs2ride

    Teresa had every right to skip WWHL, no question about it.

    I’m sure she will be extra emotional at the Reunion. I’d be scared shitless, especially if I lost my mother to the same illness less than a year ago.

    Poor guy. Praying for his recovery.

  • Khipp

    God bless the Gorga’s and Guidice’s. Stay strong.

    Get well quick Nonno G. Prayers for all.

    • samael

      Good morning Khipp

      not sure why I can’t remember that Teresa’s maiden name is Gorga, had to edit my post. Thanks for posting this.

  • samael

    This is so unfortunate. He has been missing his wife each day and now this. Prayers being sent to this family. The fear each of them have right now. ..I’m glad their family is being surrounded by love and support.

    #GiudiceFamily https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/caa27686eca7bd99f59d605e3f28431b5e643765fdcd783d6b5123ea6265065c.jpg

    • anonymous82

      For thanksgiving, Teresa posted that she was thankful for was her kids and her father health. With his heart issue, she will always worry about him.

      • samael

        Good morning anonymous82!

        yeah, this is brutal, esp. since this is how the wife passed.

    • DJ

      Samuel… What a beautiful post! You are such a good person!

  • rhfan

    Of course she was right to pass on WWHL to be there for her Dad. Family should come first. Get well soon Mr Gorga!