It will be the first Christmas Teresa will celebrate without her beloved mom, Antonia Gorga, who passed away from pneumonia in March.
To make matters worse Teresa’s dad, Giacinto Gorga was recently hospitalized in November for pneumonia.
“It’s a nightmare and absolutely terrifying for Teresa to go through this against with the only parent she has left,” an insider reveals to Life & Style.
In fact, insiders say Teresa “hasn’t been able to concentrate on Christmas” with her mom gone and her dad ill.
“The wounds have still not healed from her mother’s passing,” the insider adds.
On top of all of that, Teresa also has to navigate the holidays as a single parent which isn’t easy for the hardworking reality TV star.
Currently, Teresa’s husband, Joe Giudice, is serving a prison sentence for fraud.
“She’s been working a lot, making public appearances and wrapping The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” the insider points out.
Still, Teresa is extremely determined to give her kids and family an amazing Christmas.
“Teresa’s staying strong,” wraps the insider, “because she has to put on a brave face for her kids.”
Honestly, I know what my mom went through as a single mom of two after my dad died so I can only imagine how difficult it is for Teresa with four kids and an ailing father. The good news is Joe will be back eventually, and Teresa can lean on her Joe and Melissa for support especially when it comes to their dad. I hope Tre and her family have a fantastic Christmas. Hopefully, we all have a fabulous holiday – I know I could use one for sure!
How do you think Teresa is navigating the holiday season without her Mom and Joe?
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