Happy birthday, ‘RHONJ’ star Teresa Giudice!

Teresa Giudice attends the 'Celebrity Apprentice' Live Finale at American Museum of Natural History on May 20, 2012 in New York City.Brad Barket/Getty Images

OMJ would like to wish a very special happy birthday to one of our favorite Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice! Whether she’s flipping tables or enjoying valuable time with her family, Teresa, who turns 44 today, has not only found a special place in our hearts, but also the hearts of millions of viewers around the country.

Born in Paterson and currently living in Montville, Teresa is the mother of four beautiful daughters: 15-year-old Gia, 11-year-old Gabriella, 10-year-old Milania and 6-year-old Audriana. She married her childhood sweetheart, Joe Giudice, in October 1999 and the couple have been together for nearly 17 years.

I love this family photo of us at Milania's communion ❤️

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Besides the small screen, the birthday girl’s memoir, which chronicles her and Joe’s widely-publicized legal troubles, debuted at No. 2 on the New York Times best seller list earlier this year. She’s also authored three cookbooks and been featured on The Celebrity Apprentice. All of these accomplishments make her a perfect candidate for our very first #WomanCrushWednesday!

Update: And it looks like she is spending her special day with one of our other favorite Housewives:

Spending the Day with the Birthday Girl! @teresagiudice ???????? Love U❤️ Happy Birthday!

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