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Teresa Giudice Celebrates 44th Birthday with Family & 'RHONJ' Castmates

by Zach Seemayer 10:55 PM PDT, May 18, 2016
Playing Teresa Giudice Celebrates 44th Birthday with Family & 'RHONJ' Castmates

After a challenging year, Teresa Giudice celebrated her 44th birthday on Wednesday, and the reality star spent most of her special day working.

A source tells ET Teresa was filming scenes for the new season of Real Housewives of New Jersey on her b-day, but that didn't keep her from having a good time when her co-stars and family threw an impromptu celebration after they wrapped for the day.

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Teresa posed with her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, who posted a sweet pic to Instagram, writing in the caption, 'Spending the Day with the Birthday Girl! Love U."

Spending the Day with the Birthday Girl! @teresagiudice 🍸🎉 Love U❤️ Happy Birthday!

A photo posted by Melissa Gorga (@melissagorga) on

Melissa also shared a cute snapshot of them having some fun splashing around by the pool.

Just kickin it👭

A photo posted by Melissa Gorga (@melissagorga) on

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Teresa shared some heartwarming family photos from her b-day dinner -- which a source tells ET was a low-key affair that included a special cake -- where she celebrated with her four "beautiful girls," daughters Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana.

the sweetest birthday with my beautiful girls🎂❣

A photo posted by Teresa Giudice (@teresagiudice) on

So much love on my Birthday ❤️

A photo posted by Teresa Giudice (@teresagiudice) on

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She also shared a smiling selfie with her "beautiful Mamma."

With my beautiful Mamma

A photo posted by Teresa Giudice (@teresagiudice) on

Absent from the festivities, of course, was the reality star’s husband, Joe Giudice, who left home in March to serve a 41-month prison sentence, just three months after Teresa's 10-month stint behind bars came to a close.

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ET spoke with the couple just days before Joe's departure where they opened up how they going to cope with being apart yet again. "As long as I have my four healthy beautiful daughters and healthy husband and I am happy," Teresa shared. "That's all that matters." Check out the video below to hear more.

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