RHONJ’s Joe Giudice pays tribute to estranged wife Teresa’s late father with emotional video montage – The Sun

JOE Giudice has paid tribute to his estranged wife Teresa's late father.

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey star shared an emotional video montage of Giacinto Jorga – who passed away last week aged 76.

He shared a clip on Instagram featuring snaps of memorable stages of Giacinto's life, including his wedding, holidays and birthdays after Giacinto's funeral.

Joe included several photos of him and Teresa with his father-in-law, as well as of Giacinto embracing their four daughters.

The Bravo star, 47, wrote in the caption: "Salute. Thank you, I will forever be grateful. It is because of you that my girls know how to cook pasta, eggplant, and how to drive (lol).

"Thank you for always being a great grandfather and FIL. You will be greatly missed by all of us especially because your absence was never seen, but you taught us to not to be afraid and never fear the future!

"My girls are strong from our great team effort!"

Joe concluded: "Today, I honor you for helping support my girls dreams."

It comes after Joe called Giacinto a "great man" in a series of photos.

The exiled family man shared a series of photos which gave an intimate look into the Italian's family life.

In one photo, Teresa stands between the two men in her life and in another, he remembered the time he and Teresa celebrated Giancito's birthday with his late wife, Antonia, at his side.

Teresa announced her father had passed away on Friday.

The 47-year-old captioned a video collage of her dad: “My father, my protector, my hero, God took you early this morning to be with mommy, I saw you peacefully pass & I know you kept fighting for my daughters and I.

“I have so many amazing thoughts of you, every day seeing you in the kitchen at my home, teaching my girls to cook, my partner in crime on shopping trips, your love of the shore & my travel buddy.

"You always wanted everyone to have a good time, eat great food, have a stiff drink and enjoy life.”

She then thanked him for being the “best husband, father and Nonno.”

Teresa announced that her father had passed away on Friday with a touching Instagram post.

She ended the sweet post with: “Your devotion to mommy was one for the record books, you were the true example and a gentleman and devoted husband.

"You visited mommy every single day & would go twice for the days you missed while traveling or if you were too sick to go, my silver lining is knowing you’ll be together now. Thank you for showing us all what true love is. Love you Papa Rest In Peace.”

Teresa's brother, Joe Gorga, and his wife, Melissa – who is also in RHONJ – both paid tributes to Giancito, who appeared on several episodes of the show.

Teresa's dad has been in and out of the hospital for pneumonia in recent years.

He has helped Teresa raise her four daughters, Gia, 18, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 11, while husband Joe was in prison for fraud.

He has also helped support Teresa and his granddaughters when Joe was deported to his native Italy, where he remains today.

Giacinto's wife, Antonia, passed away at age 66 from pneumonia in March 2017.

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