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She’s definitely not shy!

This Father’s Day, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga is remembering her late father, Anthony Marco, for making her into the woman she is today. 

“The best advice my dad gave me is to ‘go for it,’” she tells me during the Remix Rocks The Rooftop with SK Energy event in NYC. “He always told me ‘don’t be shy, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Just go for it.’ That’s what I’ve always tried to do.”

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Hm, how does that help?

“It’s helped me, especially being in this business and putting myself out there with my music,” she begins. “I’m writing a book [Love Italian Style] and putting it all out there with what I’ve been through from when I was a young child to how I have sex with my husband— with all the little bits and pieces, I’ve learned to put it all out there, and let people enjoy it.”

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Jersey Shore star Pauly D can thank his father for his life’s motto.

“The best advice he gave me was to never get old,” he tells me with a laugh. “What it basically means is you’re only as old as you feel. People get old, you’re going to get old, it’s going to happen. But don’t feel that way—that’s all.”

Even though her dad is incarcerated, Mob Wives star Renee Graziano takes life lessons from her father Anthony Graziano.

“The best advice my dad gave me was to always respect myself,” she tells me. “I think I do a pretty good job at it. You have that little voice in the back of your head that every time you might want to do something a little wrong, you don’t. Everything my father has said has always helped.”

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How will 50 Cent, ahem, Curtis Jackson, celebrate the big day?

“My kids don’t get me anything,” the rapper tells me. “They think I’m a machine. They get flowers and cards for their mother, but nothing for me. They go ‘Happy Father’s Day.’”  

Happy Father’s Day!

Watch Melissa Gorga on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

How are you celebrating Father’s Day? Tweet us @okmagazine.

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