'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Teresa Giudice's mother, Antonia Gorga, dead at 66


It's a heartbreaking weekend for Teresa Giudice.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star's mother, Antonia Gorga, died on Friday. She was 66.

ET has learned that Antonia, who was also mother to Joe Gorga, was admitted to a local hospital for pneumonia back in December and was never released.

"The family is devastated," a source close to the family tells ET.

Before she was admitted, Antonio celebrated her 66th birthday with her family by her side, as documented via Instagram by Teresa.

"Happy Birthday to my beautiful MAMA!" she captioned one of the pics. "I am the person I am because of you. Love you with all my heart."

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Teresa Giudice and her mother Antonia
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Teresa Giudice and her mother Antonia
Happy Birthday to my beautiful MAMA! I am the person I am because of you love you with all my heart ❤️🎂 @images_by_linda_marie
Happy Birthday to Mia Mama ❤️🎂🎈
Happy 66th Birthday Mommy and many more to come we love you ❤️🎂🎈#granddaughterslove #bestmom
Happy Birthday Mama adore you and Papa 🎂❤️🎈#bestparents #daughterslove
PATERSON, NJ - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Antonia Gorga, Teresa Giudice and Filomena Giudice attend the Posche 2nd Annual fashion show at The Brownstone on November 2, 2010 in Paterson, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic)
BENSALEM, PA - MAY 11: Teresa Giudice (center) mother Antonia Gorga (L) and mother-in-law Filomena Giudice (R) attend A Fabulicious Mother's Day and live recipe demonstration with 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' Teresa Giudice in the Parx Casino on May 11, 2012 in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
BENSALEM, PA - MAY 11: Teresa Giudice (R) and mother Antonia Gorga attend A Fabulicious Mother's Day and live recipe demonstration with 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' Teresa Giudice in the Parx Casino on May 11, 2012 in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
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-Reporting by Jennifer Peros

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