Melissa Gorga and several members of her family helped Teresa Giudice's daughter Audriana celebrate her sixth birthday this week while her mom is serving her prison sentence, and the Real Housewives star took to Instagram to share photos from the day.
Gorga and her husband, as well as Dina Manzo, were on hand to help make Audriana's day special since Teresa couldn't be there. The Giudice girls are in the care of their father, Joe, who will surrender himself to authorities for his own prison sentence once Teresa is released. Rumor has it she'll be out by the holidays, but a three-part special is set to air next month showing how the family has coped since she's been gone.
"Oh, please God, bring me home to my family as soon as possible," Teresa prays in a trailer for the special.
Giudice's attorney,James Leonard Jr., says that everyone will be in for a shock when Teresa gets home.
"When she comes home people are going to be very surprised. It's a whole new Teresa coming home."
Melissa Gorga made headlines in July when she told Watch What Happens Live's Andy Cohen that she hadn't been "approved" to visit Teresa in prison. While Andy wondered if it might have been because Teresa didn't want to see her, Melissa assured him it was just the prison rules and said that although she hadn't seen her sister-in-law, she knew she was doing okay.
"She's doing as well as can be expected for the situation. She's holding in there. She's really strong, and she's really good at keeping it positive, especially when she talks to the girls on the phone," Melissa Gorga said.