Teresa Giudice enjoyed a breakfast cooked by her daughters on Mother’s Day until they turned on her when their father Joe called from an ICE detention facility.
The 47-year-old reality star was treated to an eggs and bacon breakfast by daughters Gia, 19, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 15, and 10-year-old Audriana during Wednesday’s season 12 episode of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey titled Mama Drama.
They also gifted her a necklace with her name on it and a sweet card for their ‘spectacular mom’ that made her bawl.
Spectacular mom: Teresa Giudice beamed while reading a Mother’s Day card from her daughters during Wednesday’s episode of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey on Bravo
‘You guys are the best,’ Teresa told her girls.
Joe, 47, then called from an ICE Detention Center in Pennsylvania where he was being held while appealing deportation to his native Italy after serving his three-year prison sentence on federal fraud charges.
‘Hello girls. Happy Mother’s Day. Another Mother’s Day gone,’ Joe said before asking what they were doing to celebrate.
Teresa informed him that the girls made her breakfast and gave her a necklace with her name on it.
Getting emotional: The 47-year-old reality star bawled after reading the sweet card from her four daughters Gia, 19, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 15, and 10-year-old Audriana who also gifted her a necklace with her name on it
Name necklace: Joe Giudice called to wish Teresa a Happy Mother’s Day from an ICE Detention Center but they soon bickered over whether he previously bought her a name necklace
‘I got you one,’ Joe said, but Teresa quickly refuted him.
‘You didn’t. …No. I would remember,’ Teresa insisted.
‘Years ago. You don’t remember anything. I bought you a lot of things. … My wife’s brain is going mush!,’ Joe said during the speakerphone call.
Necklace argument: Teresa refuted Joe’s claim that he previously bought her a name necklace as their daughters listened
The girls rallied to their’s father defense.
‘He’s saying he did, so he did,’ Milania told Teresa. ‘You don’t remember anything, so you don’t! You have such a bad memory.’
Joe then said that being away from the girls made him appreciate them more and Teresa scolded him for not always appreciating family.
Taking sides: Milania told her mother to believe her father and cited her ‘bad memory’
Gia stood up for Joe and asked Teresa if she didn’t appreciate family more when she was in prison.
The breakfast bickering bothered Teresa who complained to the camera about her daughters siding with Joe.
‘Today started out, beautiful day with my daughters but Joe always gets the girls to go against me,’ Teresa said in a confessional.
Family appreciation: Gia also challenged her mother when she scolded Joe for appreciating his family more while incarcerated
Taking sides: Teresa in a confessional said that Joe always gets their daughters to side with him
‘It hurts me tremendously. There should be no sides taken,’ she added.
Teresa later grumbled to good friend Dolores Catania, 49, about her daughters.
‘My kids, they take Joe’s side. Here I am busting my a** doing everything and then it’s like, he’s the greatest thing that walked the earth,’ Teresa said.
Nail salon: Dolores Catania revealed that she was going to Margaret Josephs’ Mother’s Day brunch while at a nail salon with Teresa
Greatest thing: Teresa grumbled to Dolores about her daughters siding with Joe and thinking he’s the ‘greatest thing that walked the earth’
Teresa also harbored a grudge against Margaret Josephs, 52, who said it was ’embarrassing’ that she was still friends with Danielle Staub, 57.
Margaret declined to invite Teresa to her intergenerational Mother’s Day drag queens brunch after being ignored by her at Melissa Gorga’s Envy fashion show.
Jackie Goldschneider, 43, while visiting Margaret at her home was invited to the brunch along with her mother Ann.
Hamptons invite: Jackie Goldschneider, 43, while visiting Margaret at her home was invited to the brunch along with her mother Ann and likewise invited Margaret to the Hamptons
She likewise invited Margaret and the whole group, including Teresa, to her waterfront home in the Hamptons for a weekend getaway.
Margaret’s brunch featured an omelette station and cold food station, a performance by the drag queens and goodie bags for guests, including one for absent Teresa.
Jennifer Aydin, 42, brought her mother Josephine who sat with her arms crossed as the drag queens performed.
Drag queens: Margaret hosted an intergenerational Mother’s Day drag queens brunch
Arms folded: Jennifer Aydin, 42, brought her mother Josephine who sat with her arms crossed as the drag queens performed
Special performance: A drag queen performed for the women and their mothers during the Mother’s Day brunch
Chair dance: Melissa Gorga was singled out for a chair dance
Margaret admitted that she was ashamed of herself for pouring water on Danielle, but noted it was not ‘bodily harm’, in reference to Danielle yanking on her ponytail.
Melissa in a confessional observed that Margaret only knew ‘Namaste Teresa’ who was ‘very yoga’ after serving her prison sentence.
‘Zero to 10 is the real Teresa. This is Margaret’s first rodeo with that. Good luck, girlfriend,’ Melissa said.
Felt ashamed: Margaret admitted that she was ashamed of herself for pouring water on Danielle, but noted it was not ‘bodily harm’, in reference to Danielle yanking on her ponytail
Ontological observation: Melissa Gorga in a confessional said, ‘Zero to 10 is the real Teresa. This is Margaret’s first rodeo with that. Good luck, girlfriend’
She appeared to be spot on as Teresa quickly went after Margaret upon arrival at Jackie’s gorgeous home in Westhampton.
‘Thank you for inviting me,’ Teresa told Jackie after hugging her.
‘And Margaret. Thank you for not inviting me,’ she added.
Getting aggressive: Teresa upon arrival at the Hamptons hugged host Jackie and thanked her for the invite before turning her attention to Margaret
No invite: She mocking thanked Margaret for not inviting her to the Mother’s Day brunch
Margaret quipped that Teresa was coming in ‘hot and heavy’, but Teresa didn’t back down.
‘Everyone else was invited, but me,’ Teresa complained.
‘We’ll talk about it. …My intention was to invite you. I even got you a goodie bag,’ Margaret said.
Incoming hot: Margaret noted that Teresa was coming in ‘hot and heavy’ and said she had a goodie bag for her
‘I don’t want a goodie bag,’ Teresa replied as the episode ended.
The one-hour show opened with Melissa and husband Joe Gorga, 40, getting the results of fertility tests to grow their family of three children.
Melissa learned that her ovarian reserve measured at 2.83 while 1.1 was normal.
Bag declined: Teresa told Margaret that she didn’t want a goodie bag
‘Oh my god, I’m like a teenager,’ Melissa boasted.
The sperm analysis for Joe had a normal count of 15 million sperm per milliliter, but he only had ‘three sperm’ swimming.
Their sons Gino, 11, and Joey, nine, listened in on the call and Melissa mockingly called him Tarzan.
Fertility tests: The one-hour show opened with Melissa and husband Joe Gorga, 40, getting the results of fertility tests to grow their family of three children
‘I’m gonna hear it now,’ Joe said.
Jennifer after the Mother’s Day drag queen brunch spoke to Josephine about accepting her son’s homosexuality.
Josephine cried and said she was old fashioned from Turkey, but Jennifer encouraged her to acknowledge it with her gay brother Steven.
Three swimmers: The sperm analysis for Joe had a normal count of 15 million sperm per milliliter, but he only had ‘three sperm’ swimming
Candid conversation: Jennifer talked to Josephine about accepting her brother Steven as gay
‘I know you can do it, you’re a strong woman,’ Jennifer said.
Margaret also helped mom Marge Senior pack up her apartment, but grew frustrated at her mother’s disarray.
‘Thanks for coming over and screaming at me,’ Marge Senior told her.
Packing up: Margaret also helped mom Marge Senior pack up her apartment, but grew frustrated at her mother’s disarray
Screaming daughter: Marge Senior thanked Margaret for coming over and screaming at her
Jennifer after being invited to Jackie’s home in the Hamptons learned that she was renting it out for $50,000 a month.
Jackie during brunch revealed that her mother bought a $15,000 ring for an ex-boyfriend who wanted to propose to her.
‘Damn! Your mom had it like that?,’ Jennifer exclaimed.
House detectives: Jennifer and her husband Bill investigated the value of Jackie’s home in Westhampton
Engagement ring: Jackie during brunch revealed that her mother bought a $15,000 ring for an ex-boyfriend who wanted to propose to her
The Hamptons home opened straight onto the beach and also featured a deck with a pool.
Jackie in a preview of next week’s episode told her friends that she had ‘family money’.
The Real Housewives Of New Jersey will return next week on Bravo.
Backyard beach: The Hamptons home opened straight onto the beach
Pool deck: The large house included a deck with a pool
Tall windows: The living room featured two-story tall windows
Beach beds: A bedroom included views of the water and plenty of light