Gorgeous Gorga! Fans will hardly recognize Melissa and Joe Gorga’s daughter, Antonia, when the Real Housewives of New Jersey returns. The 10-year-old looked all grown up as she attended her famous mom’s spring fashion presentation in Hawthorne, New Jersey, on Wednesday, March 30.
Audiences were first introduced to Antonia when her parents joined RHONJ in season 3 in 2011. On Wednesday night, she showed off a more mature side when she walked down the runway in a black halter dress and matching flats. (The couple also share sons Gino, 8, and Joey, 5.)
The event took place at Macaluso’s and was filmed for the Bravo series. The mother-daughter duo and Joe were joined by Teresa Giudice, Kathy and Richie Wakile, Robyn Levy, Christina Flores and Siggy Flicker.
The packed house watched leggy ladies model Melissa’s new line. An onlooker tells Us Weekly that the woman of the hour also strutted down the catwalk (to her song “On Display”) and gave a speech.
“I want to thank my husband. Isn’t he the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?” she said. “[You’re] the love of my life, I’m still so attracted to you. He’s an amazing guy and without him I wouldn’t be me.”
Joe’s sister, Teresa, also got her chance to be on stage. The eyewitness tells Us that she danced at her seat to Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” (As previously reported, Teresa’s husband, Joe Giudice, reported to prison on March 23 to begin his 41-month sentence for fraud charges.)
“Melissa came over and Teresa was dancing with her and Joe. Teresa was really letting loose and having a blast,” the source tells Us. “Teresa was dancing with friends and was pulled up onto the runway. [She was reluctant but] started to have a really good time.”
Season 7 of RHONJ is set to premiere later this year.
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