Gia Giudice is a high school graduate – can you believe it?!?!
However, one person that was missing from her high graduation this week was her dad, Joe Giudice, who is currently sitting in an ICE detention center.
While Gia was “excited” to close this chapter of her life she also was “wishing her dad was by her side.”
“Gia [Giudice] was anxious and excited to graduate and like any teen, she was happy to be done with high school! She was emotional for both per prom and graduation, as most teens are. and obviously wishing her dad was by her side to share these moments with her. Once again, this is a home of some strong Italians and Teresa definitely holds down the fort to make sure her girls are happy,” Priscilla DiStasio, the Giudice family’s make-up artist tells HollywoodLife.
Gia graduated high school on June 20th and looked super happy as she was surrounded by family members like her mom, Teresa Giudice, Uncle Joe Gorga, and Aunt Melissa Gorga as well as her siblings and cousins. Yet, as Teresa sadly predicted Gia’s dad wasn’t at her graduation.
“If [Joe] gets deported, he’ll never be able to go to [his daughters’] graduation, celebrate their birthdays – anything,” the RHONJ star told Bravo Insider, as seen in a clip that surfaced on social media this week. “The girls adore their father and no child should have to go through what my daughters are going through. They should have their daddy here.”
At Gia’s graduation, “Teresa held it together as she always does,” Priscilla told HollywoodLife. “Although, I didn’t attend the actual ceremony where I know she probably had some happy tears falling. Teresa is very proud of her daughters, as Gabriella also graduated the day prior. I feel like Teresa has the same reaction most parents do. It’s a quick shock for a second saying to yourself, ‘Wow that’s my baby, growing up!’ I know she said to me, ‘I can’t believe it’, and she is beyond proud of her daughters, I know that for sure! She always talks about how they amaze her and we laugh at just watching them grow up! It’s very cute and I think with all they have going on, it helps make Teresa’s world go round, being as hands-on of a mom as she is.”