Teresa Giudice, 34, was born in Paterson, New Jersey to Italian-American immigrants. She briefly attended Berkeley College as a Fashion Marketing and Management major, but she did not graduate. After college, she worked in the fashion industry in New York. She is married to Joe Giudice, "an entrepreneur" also from Paterson. They have three daughters: Gia, Gabriella, and Milania, and are expecting a fourth child in September 2009. Teresa manages her daughter Gia's acting and modeling career, in addition to serving as a committee member for her The Real Housewives of New Jersey co-star Dina Manzo's Project Ladybug.