Praising his preteen! Joe Giudice got emotional celebrating his daughter Audriana’s 11th birthday.
“You will be my little girl forever,” the Real Housewives of New Jersey alum, 48, captioned a Monday, September 14, Instagram video playing pictures of himself and his daughter. “Today I teared up, remembering how much joy you brought to us. … The day you were born it was a bright day like a light I needed that moment. Mom told everyone I wanted a boy. Not true, I’m a #girldad. You came at the right time when our family needed you the most and for that I will always be grateful.”
The Italy native, who also shares Gia, 19, Gabriella, 15, and Milania, 14, with his ex-wife, Teresa Giudice, went on to write, “I have to say YOU all don’t know this but I am challenged by you girls to always be better. You all encourage me to fight harder. Your life has given me breath in so many ways. You teach me the importance of love and I am thankful for that gift. Thank you for always being patient with me. Thank you for always loving me so unconditionally. Thank you for all your kisses and hugs still remember and miss them. Thank you for exceeding every expectation in school, dance, and for just being you.”
Teresa, also 48, shared a touching tribute to their youngest daughter too. “Happy Birthday Audriana!! I love being your mom,” the Bravo personality wrote on Monday. “You are such a thoughtful, strong dedicated daughter & I’m so proud of you everyday! You are so kind to everyone and have such love for animals and people alike!”
In July, Joe opened up about their coparenting dynamic. “We get along fine,” he explained to Extra at the time. “We talk a lot, any time I talk to the kids. Relationship is good. It’s unfortunate what happened; you can’t change what’s done.”