Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice
Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice, photographed at Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, are pictured on March 5, 2016. Getty Images


  • Joe Giudice shared online that his daughter Gabriella got accepted into college
  • The proud dad congratulated his daughter for her University of Michigan admission
  • Fans lauded Joe's elusive daughter for the "huge accomplishment"

Joe Giudice is a proud dad. The former reality star took to social media this week to share the news of his elusive daughter Gabriella's college admission.

On Friday, the 50-year-old father of four uploaded a video on his Instagram showing Gabriella touring the University of Michigan campus. A big "Congrats!!!" label is seen at the bottom of the clip.

"I'm speechless. Congrats, Gabriella," Joe wrote in the caption.

His post quickly received a flurry of positive messages from his fans and followers who were delighted to hear the news.

"Go Blue! Great accomplishment! Not easy to be accepted. Congratulations! She will love it there," one wrote.

"Congrats, Gabriella!!! Michigan is an amazing school and so hard to get into! Was secretly hoping she picked [Indiana University]," another added.

"Such a huge accomplishment. One of the hardest universities to get into. Home of Tom Brady, Madonna, Ed White, Dr. Ben Carson, Larry Page and so many more! Go Gabriella!" a third user commented.

Gabriella, 18, is the second daughter of Joe and his ex-wife Teresa Giudice, also 50. Unlike her sisters Gia, 22, Melania, 16, and Audriana, 13, Gabriella has been very elusive on social media and outside of the reality series "Real Housewives of New Jersey."

The last time her family featured her on their social media was on her birthday in October last year. At the time, the former husband and wife shared separate posts to celebrate their second daughter's special day.

Meanwhile, Joe recently shared that he misses his daughters with Teresa. On Thursday, he uploaded photos of his four children and wrote, "I love and miss my beautiful girls every day."

Fans sympathized with the former Bravo actor, who has been living and working in the Bahamas since he got deported from the U.S. in 2019. Several said they wished Joe would be allowed to return to New Jersey and be with his girls soon.

In November 2021, Joe revealed that he started a new legal effort to be allowed entry into the U.S. so he could be with his family. At the time, he vowed "to do everything in my power" to be with his daughters. There hasn't been any update on his case since then.

Teresa and daughters
Pictured: (L-R) Gabriella Giudice, Gia Giudice, Teresa Giudice, Milania Giudice and Audriana Giudice attend Antonia Gorga's Sweet 16 Birthday Celebration on August 19, 2021 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Manny Carabel/Getty Images for ABA