Teresa Giudice was feeling sentimental as she celebrated another major parenting milestone in her Instagram post on Saturday.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 51, posted a set of two photos, along with a heartwarming tribute, to Instagram to her daughter Gabriella Giudice, 18, who is about to embark on the next chapter of her life: college .
Gabriella, the second oldest of Teresa’s four daughters from her previous marriage to Joe Giudice, will begin her freshman year at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor when fall semester classes begin Monday.
In the lengthy caption to her Instagram post, Teresa talked about everything Gabriella has accomplished and the “incredible” person the 18-year-old has become.
My porcelain doll Gabriella, as you begin this exciting journey at the University of Michigan, I want you to know how deeply proud I am of you. Your relentless dedication and hard work have brought you to this moment, and I have no doubt that you will continue to impress and continue to thrive,” the 51-year-old wrote in her lengthy caption.
Next Chapter: On Saturday, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice (right) shared a heartwarming tribute on Instagram as she celebrated her daughter Gabriella going to college
University of Michigan on track: Monday Gabriella will begin her freshman year of college at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Family milestone: In addition to sharing a photo of just her and Gabriella, Teresa also added a photo of her and husband Luis Ruelas surrounded by her four daughters and his youngest son Louie Jr.
Watching you grow into the incredible woman you are becoming fills my heart with indescribable joy. Your strength, resilience and determination inspire me every day,’
In the caption, Teresa encourages her 18-year-old daughter to “cherish the opportunities ahead, and don’t forget to embrace every experience that comes (Gabriella’s) path.”
She then went on to call Gabriella her “Sunshine, my pride, and my everything.” Wherever life takes you, I will always be there, encouraging and supporting you every step of the way.”
Teresa wrapped up her lengthy caption by congratulating her second oldest daughter on starting the next chapter of her life and hoping it would be filled with “growth, happiness, and endless fulfillment.”
She closed the post with the words “GO BLUE,” the chant used by the University of Michigan community to cheer on the university’s sports teams.
Teresa post’s first picture was of her and Gabriella, all wearing a purple dress and a white dress respectively as they posed in front of a restaurant together. Meanwhile, the second image showed Teresa with husband Luis Ruelas, surrounded by her four daughters and his youngest son Louie Jr.
Blue and yellow balloons, gold party streamers and pennants from the University of Michigan were also seen in the background.
“Gabriella is going to the University of Michigan. I am so proud of you. I love watching you work so hard for the things you want, and deserve all that is yet to come,” the RHONJ star captioned her May 30 Instagram post.
College announcement: In May, Teresa announced on Instagram that Gabriella would be attending the University of Michigan for college and shared a series of photos of Gabriella sitting on her bed, which was filled with college merchandise
Blue and Yellow: In addition to University of Michigan merchandise, blue and yellow balloons, gold party streamers, and pennants from the University of Michigan were also seen in the background
The Giudice Girls: Gabriella (far left) is the second oldest of Teresa’s (center) four daughters from her previous marriage to ex-husband Joe Giudice. The 18-year-old has an older sister named Gia (second from the left) and two younger sisters named Milania (between Teresa and Audriana) and Audriana (far right)
“I’m so excited to see what your bright future holds. I love you, my porcelain doll, and I’ll miss you when you’re home.’
Teresa and Luis met and started dating in July 2020, but that didn’t happen to confirm their relationship until December of that year when Teresa built their relationship Instagram official by posting a photo of them wrapping their arms around each other while at a restaurant.
The couple got engaged in October 2021 and married on August 6, 2022, in a lavish ceremony filmed for a Bravo special.
From the couple mixed family consists of Louie’s two sons, Nicholas and Louis Jr., from his previous marriage, and Teresa’s four daughters, Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana (from eldest to youngest), from her previous marriage to ex-husband Joe Giudice.