Sometimes it can be hard to remember between all the hair pulling and screaming, but part of the appeal of the Real Housewives franchise is getting to know these families when they aren't going crazy over petty drama. We've loved watching Gia Giudice grow from adorable little girl to confident young teen, so we're just as interested as her dad to find out whether or not this young beauty has kissed a boy yet. Fortunately, this sneak peek of next week's episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 has the answer.

In this clip from the episode, we see Teresa Giudice pass a piece of family jewelry on to Gia while Joe Giudice watches. Then Tre leaves to give Gia and her dad some time to bond.


Joe tells Gia she has to be a role model for her younger sisters. It's never mentioned explicitly, but the subtext is that Joe and/or Tre might not be around for a while due to their potential jail time, so Gia is going to have to take on some extra responsibility.

Joe then starts asking Gia what she's going to do with her friends later that day. How do kids these days entertain themselves? This eventually gets to Joe asking the big question: Has Gia ever kissed a boy?

"I've done it once," Gia admits with an adorable smile.

To his credit, Joe takes it in stride. He teases Gia a little and asks who the boy was, threatening to "kick his ass" — but we're pretty sure that's a joke. Mostly.

Check out the adorable scene here!

Catch the next episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET.