‘Tis the season for bittersweet celebrations. Last month, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Dina Manzo watched her daughter Lexi graduate from high school, and two more RHONJ Moms just watched their sons do the same — Kathy Wakile and new Season 6 H’wife twin Teresa Aprea.
Last month, Kathy’s son Joseph was preparing for prom, and his sister Victoria marveled at how much he had grown since her own prom two years before. On June 25, proud mom Kathy posted the photo shown below of Joseph, writing, “Where did the time go? Congratulations josephwakile & your fellow WHHS graduates!! #TheSkyIsTheLimit."
Meanwhile, Teresa’s son Giovanni was also having his own cap-and-gown moment.
On June 23, he tweeted, "I can't believe today was my last day of high school #ItsBeenReal." The next day, Teresa shared the photo shown above, writing, "Congrats#myson #myjoy #myworld !! U have made me proud from the day u were born!! #blessed beyond belief!!"
That’s Teresa in the photo next to Giovanni, with her husband Rino on Gio’s other side. Teresa’s twin sister Nicole, who is also joining RHONJ on Season 6, is on the far left. Nicole tweeted her congrats to Giovanni as well: "So proud of you my precious nephew and godson ! @GiovanniAprea10."
Graduation is a big deal for teens, but also their parents. ‘Cause … now what? Are the kids going off to college? If not, are they staying at home while they find a job? Are they moving into their own places? It’s a time of huge change, and we’ll probably hear all about it when RHONJ returns. In the meantime, congrats to the graduates!
Catch the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 premiere on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET.