KEY POINTS

  • Joe Giudice paid tribute to his youngest daughter Audriana Giudice on her 12th birthday
  • The entrepreneur wished that he was there physically to celebrate Audriana’s birthday with her
  • Fans were heartbroken after reading Joe’s birthday greeting for his fourth daughter

Joe Giudice got the sympathy of many netizens when he greeted his youngest daughter, Audriana Giudice, on the latter’s 12th birthday. 

On Tuesday, the former reality star, 49, took to Instagram to share a recent photo of his fourth child with ex-wife Teresa Giudice, also 49. He then wrote a heartfelt message for Audriana in the caption. 

“Happy Birthday my love. I can’t believe how much you have grown … Besides being the youngest and tallest of all your sisters, you must of taken after me. I love you so much and wish I was there to celebrate your birthday,” Joe, who is currently based in the Bahamas, wrote. 

Many fans couldn’t help but feel sorry for the entrepreneur since he was unable to be with the birthday girl due to the deportation terms that prohibit him from setting foot in the U.S. ever again. 

“Heartbreaking you can’t celebrate your daughter’s [birthday] in person,” one commented on Joe’s post. 

“She’s gorgeous! Must be hard to be away from your babies,” another fan wrote. 

“Beautiful girl. You must miss them all so much,” a third user added. 

A week ago, Joe made the headlines when he expressed his longing for his daughters who are still based in New Jersey with their mom, Teresa. 

Joe shared several throwback snaps of his kids, particularly ones that featured his eldest daughter, Gia, 22, and second daughter, Gabriella, 17. In another post, he shared a photo with all four daughters, including 15-year-old Milania. 

Many fans also sympathized with the former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star at the time, with some of them saying it’s “unfair” that Joe is unable to come home and be with his family. 

In April of last year, Joe exclusively told The Hollywood Gossip that he was not allowed to enter the U.S. ever again after he was deported to his home country, Italy, in 2019, in relation to his 41-month U.S. prison sentence on fraud charges. 

“I was told I will never step foot in America again. The dreadful words no one wants to hear, especially now. I always feel I belong in the United States with my family, not in Italy,” he was quoted as saying at the time. 
Teresa Giudice and her daughters Pictured: Teresa Giudice and her daughters, Audriana, Milania and Gabriella attend BKLYN Rocks presented by City Point, Kids Foot Locker, and Haddad Brands at City Point on Nov. 9, 2016 in Brooklyn City. Photo: Getty Images/Astrid Stawiarz