Teresa Giudice was slammed on social media on Sunday after sharing a video of her daughter Gabriella’s 16th birthday bash, revealing unmasked guests, ignoring social distancing guidelines amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star put on the red and black themed party at NYC hotel, Dream Downtown, with lots of flowers and balloons.
“I’m so lucky to be your mom…Happy Sweet 16th Birthday beautiful!” the Bravo star captioned a Happy Birthday video. “Happy Sweet 16 my beautiful Gabriella! You looked so absolutely beautiful last night celebrating & I’m in awe of you everyday. You are so smart, kind, funny & dedicated to school and soccer, I can’t wait to see the great things you do in the future!”
The server was the only one wearing a mask in the since-deleted IG share.
“Curious to see how many COVID cases will come from this since you obviously didn’t require masks or social distancing,” one follower commented on the post.
“I was just thinking that… I’m not that brave to have a party yet,” another fan wrote.
“How this whole family hasn’t gotten covid I’ll never know,” another viewer noted.
New York state law requires everyone over the age of 2, who can medically tolerate a face covering, to wear a face mask in public, if social distancing is impossible.
The bare-faced guests were only one part of the sweet sixteen story.
Teresa shared a separate birthday photo of the birthday girl — leaving some fans drop-jawed at the teen’s shockingly adult look.
Fans gushed over the birthday reveal — but lots of voices noted the teen’s stunning transformation.
“Is it me but she looks so different. She’s gorgeous but did I miss something?”
“She looks different”
“I would of never recognize her. She looks so different now”
“I didn’t even recognize her”
“Omg!!!! She’s gorgeous I didn’t even recognize her!”
“Holy smokes that’s a lot makeup or super filtered.”
“Looks nothing like her”
“omg!!! Had no clue who this was”
Some followers wondered if the quietest Giudice sister had already gone under the knife. Others just marveled at how time flies when you’re raising children.
The return date for the Real Housewives of New Jersey has not been announced.