KEY POINTS

  • Joe Giudice considers his eldest daughter Gia one of the “greatest gifts” he’s ever received
  • Teresa Giudice couldn’t believe that her first daughter turned 21 years old
  • Gia celebrated the milestone with her pals aboard a luxury boat in Miami Beach, Florida

Former spouses Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice separately paid tribute to their eldest daughter, Gia, on the latter’s 21st birthday on social media. 

Joe, 49, took to Instagram Saturday to greet his first daughter on the special occasion. He compiled a series of snaps showing Gia through the years and wrote a heartwarming message for her in the caption. 

“21 years have flown by so fast and you are one of the greatest gifts I have ever been given. You are my precious baby girl, who has stood by my side and I need you to know I am so grateful for you. I am so lucky to be your dad. Happy 21st birthday sweet baby girl. Love you always,” Joe wrote. 

Teresa, 49, also did the same on her Instagram. She uploaded a montage of Gia’s photos from when she was born up to her present self. She then penned a sweet message for her first child. 

“I can’t believe my baby is 21, for 21 years I’ve had the deep joy of being your mom. You are my rock Gia, my port in the storm of life, you lead your sisters as [an] amazing example, you impress everyone you meet with your maturity & you always make sure those around you are happy. I adore you & I can’t wait to see all the successes life will bring you. Happy Birthday beautiful girl!” the proud mom wrote. 

Gia turned 21 on Jan. 8, and she celebrated the milestone with her mom and their friends in Miami Beach, Florida. As seen in one of Teresa’s posts, they rented a boat and hosted a party for a number of guests aboard the vessel. 

After soaking up the sun and enjoying the beautiful waves, the birthday girl and her pals headed to Miami’s STORY nightclub, according to Page Six

Gia and her friends came prepared for a weekend of drinking based on her post on Instagram. She shared a snap showing her and her pals and even her boyfriend, Christian Carmichael, undergoing IV hydration therapy to prevent hangovers. 

“This is 21! Thank u @liquidivtherapy,” she wrote n the caption.

Meanwhile, Gia had an early birthday celebration with her dad, sisters and boyfriend in the Bahamas before returning to the U.S. After ringing in the New Year together, Joe and his daughters — Gia, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 12 — had an intimate dinner at a local restaurant, and they were joined by Carmichael. 

In a video Joe uploaded to Instagram, they sang “Happy Birthday” loudly as Gia blew out the candle on top of a strawberry cake. 

Gia Giudice Pictured: Gia Giudice Celebrates 18th Birthday In New York City at Pomona on January 12, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images