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


  • Teresa Giudice made her debut appearance on the "Dancing With the Stars" dance floor Monday night
  • She performed with her pro dance partner Pasha Pashkov to Rihanna's "We Found Love"
  • Her ex-husband, Joe Giudice, and her pals voiced their support for her "DWTS" stint on social media

Teresa Giudice finally made her debut on "Dancing With the Stars," and her ex-husband and pals expressed support for her online.

The 50-year-old "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and her 36-year-old pro dance partner Pasha Pashkov officially graced the reality dance competition's dance floor during Monday night's explosive Season 31 premiere.

But even before stepping on stage to dance to Rihanna's "We Found Love" with Pashkov, Giudice already received support from her ex-husband Joe Giudice and her co-stars in the "Real Housewives" franchise.

Joe, also 50, proudly shared the voting guide poster for Teresa's team on his Instagram earlier in the day. His move prompted some fans to thank him for supporting his ex-wife despite their divorce.

"Thanks for supporting her. [You are] a good guy, Joe," one wrote.

"I love how much you support her," another added.

Meanwhile, some of Teresa's pals expressed their support for her by commenting on her latest post about her gig on "DWTS." She also uploaded their voting guide poster and encouraged her fans to share their thoughts on her performance in the comments section.

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Cynthia Bailey and "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Garcelle Beauvais left clapping hands and woman dancing emojis on her post. "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Jennifer Aydin, for her part, told Teresa to "break a leg."

Aydin also shared a video showing her family's reaction to Giudice's performance on the "DWTS" Season 31 premiere episode. The clip did not show their faces, but they could be heard cheering for Teresa while streaming the show via Disney+ on a projector screen.

"Go Teresa and Pasha!!! You did great for your first night!! Your friends are watching and rooting you on," Aydin wrote in her caption before encouraging her followers to vote for her friend.

A day before her debut on the show, the "RHONJ" star took to Instagram to express her excitement for the live show and reveal the name they have chosen for their team.

"ONLY 1 DAY till [the] 'Dancing with the Stars' premiere. We've finally decided on our team name, thanks to one of the fans from yesterday's live. Please welcome #TeamPashibiliTRE [red heart emoji]. Love, love, love [red heart emoji]," Giudice wrote.

During the unveiling of the official Season 31 cast on "Good Morning America" earlier this month, Giudice revealed that she got some advice from her youngest daughter, Audriana, who has been competing in dance competitions for years.

According to the reality star, her 13-year-old told her not to be scared, to have fun and to always dance like it was the last time.

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Teresa Giudice and Pasha Pashkov are competing on Season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars.” ABC/Lou Rocco