The reality TV personality and her family have had a rough few years with a tax evasion conviction, jail time and now the possibility that patriarch, Joe Giudice, who is currently serving his sentence, may be deported to Italy when he is released. Through it all, Teresa has been strong for her four daughters and has kept her household together, all while shooting episodes of the hit Bravo show, now in its ninth season.
The mom of four loves posting pics of her beautiful girls but found herself in some hot water when she recently posted a photo of her youngest daughter, Audriana, at her 9th birthday party wearing makeup and a mature outfit many of her followers felt was inappropriate and slammed her for it.
It's always tough to be in the spotlight, but Teresa knows what works best for her and her family. Here are 21 IG snaps from the RHONJ star's best life and what makes them so special!
1. She Loves Her Pops
Why the best? Teresa adores her father, Giacinto Gorga, who now lives with her and her four daughters. The father and daughter seem close in this snap, which was taken August 2018 while they were out for lunch. Giacinto was recently hospitalized twice with pneumonia, but son Joe Gorga told Radar, “He’s alright, a little bit of pneumonia again. Hopefully in a couple of days he’ll be out.”
2. She Misses Her Mom
Why the best? The reality TV star lost her mother, Antonia, in March 2017 after a battle with pneumonia crushed her. This photo was taken in December of 2016, just months before Antonia died. Teresa has spoken about her mother's death, saying on Brandi Glanville's Unfiltered podcast, "I miss her so much, and it’s just the hardest thing. Life’s good, and life sucks. I needed my mom still. She was 66. She was too young."
3. Sibling Matters
Why the best? Although these Italian siblings have shown their bad tempers on RHONJ, Teresa is still close with her brother, Joe, especially after the death of their mother. In this Insta-snap, the sister and brother are celebrating Joe's birthday in 2017 with lots of hashtags “#happybirthday#brothersisterlove #famiglia #laughs.” Joe's wife Melissa Gorga, however, isn't on Teresa's Instagram very often. She and her sister-in-law have famously always been at odds.
4. She Is A Gym Fanatic
Why the best? Teresa's Instagram is filled with posts of her working out – and she shows off her toned body every chance she gets. This pic is with her personal trainer, Nicole Greco-Peepas, as the two finished a boxing class last March. Nicole once said about training the reality TV star, “Teresa is really positive and always ready to work hard when she gets to the gym.”
5. Minor Use Of Filters
Why the best? Teresa has loads of pics with her friends, but she rarely uses cute filters like the pink floppy bunny ears and button nose featured in this snap with her pal Rosana Costa taken in February of 2017.
6. A Couple Of Beauties
Why the best? Teresa has many Insta-snaps with gal pals like her long-time makeup artist, Priscilla DiStasio. In this pic, taken in the Bahamas in December 2018, Teresa's caption said it all “Love my girl @mspriscillanyc.”
7. Another Heart-Filled Filter
Why the best? Here's another shot from last February of Teresa and Priscilla with sweet hearts shaping their frame. Teresa captions the pic, “Love my girl @mspriscillanyc #sistersfromanothermister.” Nothing like support from your girlfriends.
8. Besties Selfie
Why the best? If you go through Teresa's Instagram, you'll see she doesn't usually do the snap-in-the-bathroom-mirror pose. But here she snaps away with one of her best friends Dana Panaro in October 2017. It looks like these two have known each other a long time.
9. Even Business Meetings Are Fun
Why the best? Sure, Teresa let a grainy snap appear on her IG account, but it's because she's having a good time with her “Italian friend,” Lorenzo Randisi, a brand developer and entrepreneur. Taken earlier in 2018, Teresa captions the pic, “Good catching up with my Italian friend @lorenzorandisi #italiansdoitbetter #lorenzorandisi #manhattan #nyc #italians #businessmeeting #somethingcooking.” The RHONJ star does love her hashtags.
10. Shout-Out to Her Fans
Why the best? Teresa also loves to thank her fans for sticking by her. She captioned this selfie from March 2017, "Sweet Dreams," just wanted to say "thank you" again for all the continuous love & support from all of you! You help keep this smile on my face! Love, love, love you!"
11. Vamping With Daughter Gia
Why the best? The mom of four has many snaps of her kids on Instagram including this one with her eldest, Gia, as they dressed up for 2017's Halloween festivities. Oh, and Teresa is certainly a sexy #army vet.
12. Hangin’ With The Brass
Why the best? In this pic, taken in August 2017, Teresa goes for the blurry look to pose with former RHONJ line producer Dorothy Toran, who is now Executive in Charge of Production at Sirens Media for Bravo TV.
13. More BFF Love
Why the best? Here’s another great shot of the reality TV star with best friend Dana Panaro from 2017. She captions it, “Always love seeing my beautiful friend @levxo #friends #summer #friendalwaysthere” Clearly, Teresa appreciates the support of her close friends.
14. Lounging By The Pool With The Girls
Why the best? The RHONJ star loves hanging out in the sun, like, a lot. And what better way to do it than with her pals Gina Marie and Lisa Caprara in this snap taken in July of 2017.
15. “Miami Nights”
Why the best? Giudice looks very glamorous in this 2016 selfie with friend Lisa Giammarino with Miami's lights shimmering behind them. Must be nice!
16. Fireworks With Her Baby
Why the best? This candid shot taken in June 2016 shows Teresa with her youngest daughter, Audriana, as they watch fireworks at a bar mitzvah. She loves when her children are happy.
17. Snapping In Traffic
Why the best? When Teresa is bored she plays with filters. This was taken in April 2016 while sitting in the car in traffic. “While in traffic we play #Snap#fLowerChild,” she captioned the pic.
18. Smile For The Camera
Why the best? In another snap from 2016, the reality TV star gives a shout-out to her “sister,” makeup artist Priscilla DiStasio. “She always finds ways to make me smile & look my best!” captions Teresa.
19. Selfie With A Cutie
Why the best? Teresa took this pic with friend Mike John in 2013. It’s a keeper!
20. T And J All the Way
Why the best? This older Instagram pic from 2014 shows the duo in happier times on a date night before either of them had to serve time for tax evasion.
21. Fun In The Sun
Why the best? The reality TV mom seems at her happiest on the beach and with her family. In this post she is with daughter Gia taken in 2014 – months before she served her jail time. Jersey shore girls!