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‘RHONJ’ star Teresa Giudice speaks out on losing Giudice family member

Teresa Giudice
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“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice may be going through some serious issues presently, as she is awaiting her sentencing date in court. Fellow housewife member, Apollo Nida, just received 8 years behind bars for fraud charges. But on yesterday’s season premiere, it was revealed that Teresa and Joe had lost a family member. According to a new Radar Online report published on July 14, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice is now speaking out about losing her father-in-law.

Teresa and her husband have been grieving over the loss of his father. On the show, the focus is on their family unit and their legal issues, so fans won't really get to know their parents, including Joe Giudice's father. However, losing him has been a big loss in the family. Since Joe is not on social media platforms, Teresa has been speaking out on the family’s behalf.

“He was a great, great man, a wonderful father and grandfather and we miss him terribly. He was only 64 and was taken from us far too soon. One of our few consolations has been knowing that we spent so much time with him — like my parents, he and my mother-in-law live very close and are very much a part of our lives — and never missed an opportunity to tell him and hear from him how much we loved each other,” Teresa wrote about her father-in-law, Franco Giudice.

Even though it wasn’t revealed on the show’s premiere last night, Franco died in the couple’s backyard. There is no word on how he died, but this is something that Joe and Teresa didn’t need on their plate. They have pleaded guilty to various fraud charges, but it sounds like Dina Manzo is there to support Teresa. Teresa and Dina have been friends for over 20 years, so it isn’t surprising that Dina spent a couple of minutes, honoring and praying for the Giudice family.

Dina has returned to the show after a couple of seasons of off-time. She has revealed that she herself is going through some issues. She announced on yesterday’s premiere that she had separated from her then-husband, but wasn’t ready to file for divorce. But it appears that they will work out some issues throughout this season, as the preview does hint that she files for divorce.

Right now, Teresa will be taking it easy as her sentencing is scheduled to take place this summer. It is questionable what will happen with Teresa and her children, but the public will soon find out. What do you think of Teresa’s sweet words about her father-in-law?

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