Teresa Giudice (nee Gorga) (born May 18, 1972), is a true Jersey girl born and raised. Her parents immigrated from Italy and raised Teresa and her brother Giuseppe, also known as Joe, in an Italian Catholic home. She grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, where she met her husband of more than 10 years, Joe. Teresa devotes herself to her four daughters—Gia (born on January 8, 2001), Gabriella (born in 2004), Milania (born in 2006) and baby Audriana (born in September 2009, with whom she was pregnant during the season one reunion show).
After graduating from Berkeley College with a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management, Teresa worked as an associate buyer for Macy's in New York before deciding to stay home with her children. She owns an online boutique, TG Fabulicious, and her first book, Skinny Italian, a lifestyle title that teaches authentic, healthy Italian cooking was on the New York Times Bestseller List. Her newest cookbook, Fabulicious!: Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook was published on May 3, 2011. In the cookbook she stated that fellow castmate Caroline Manzo was 1/16 Italian and as Italian as Olive Garden. This comment was taken personally by Caroline Manzo and this turned into a dispute. The dispute was featured on the season three reunion. It is also said that Giudice started the dispute between Dina and Caroline Manzo. Caroline blames her for Dina and her not being on speaking terms. Dina Manzo and Teresa Giudice deny this accusation. The book also was on the New York Times Bestseller List in 2011. Teresa has a third cookbook planned titled Fabulicious—Fast & Fit! scheduled to be published in 2012.
Additionally, she is a committee member for her former co-star, Dina Manzo's charity, Project Ladybug.
On February 19, 2012, Giudice began appearing as one of 18 contestants vying to become Donald Trump's next Celebrity Apprentice.