PHOTOS: Melissa Gorga Shows Off Stunning Mansion Backyard With Pool and Cabanas, See Pics! Plus She & Joe Celebrate Antonia’s 18th Birthday as Milania and RHONJ Cast Reacts

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PHOTOS: Melissa Gorga Shows Off Stunning Backyard With Pool and Cabanas, See Pics! Plus She Celebrates Antonia's 18th Birthday as Milania and RHONJ Cast Reacts

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Melissa Gorga showed off her backyard with a series of stunning photos on Instagram days ago — just before she and her husband, Joe Gorga, celebrated the 18th birthday of their oldest child, daughter Antonia Gorga.

After giving her fans and followers a look at her newly-redone backyard, which features a massive swimming pool, cabanas, a fire pit, and more, the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member shared a family photo with sons Gino, 15, and Joey Jr., 13, as they enjoyed a birthday meal with Antonia.

“Birthday brunch,” Melissa wrote in the caption of her August 12 photo, which was taken at Elia Mediterranean Restaurant in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

rhonj melissa gorga celebrates daughter antonia's 18th birthday with brunch

In addition to Melissa’s post, Antonia shared a birthday slideshow as well. And in the comments of her post, she was met with a kind message from her cousin, Milania Giudice, 17.

“Happy birthday beautiful,” Teresa Giudice‘s daughter wrote, along with a couple of fire emojis.

rhonj milania giudice wishes antonia gorga a happy 18th birthday

As RHONJ fans will recall, Antonia and Milania went months without seeing one another due to their mothers’ ongoing feud before reuniting at prom in June.

Elsewhere, Joe honored his adult daughter with a tribute.

“Where did the time go … I can’t believe you are 18. You have made me so proud. I love you so much,” he wrote in the caption of a photo taken amid her birthday brunch.

In the comments, a number of RHONJ castmates weighed in.

“Happy birthday she is so beautiful,” wrote Dolores Catania.

“Happy birthday to your daughter I am sure you are feeling like a very proud dad congratulations,” said Paul “Paulie” Connell.

“Happiest birthday to your first born, the beautiful [Antonia Gorga],” added Margaret Josephs.

rhonj cast reacts to antonia gorga's 18th birthday

Meanwhile, along with her slideshow of photos of her backyard, Melissa praised her designer.

“My very good friend happens to be an amazing pool designer [Christopher Argenziano, of The Pool Boss] thank you for giving my family exactly what we wanted,” she captioned her August 9 post. “The [gorgeous] day beds are from [The Wickery]. They have beautiful outdoor furniture!”

In one image, Melissa’s backyard was seen from overhead.

rhonj melissa gorga backyard pool and patio overhead

In another, a modern fire pit was seen surrounded by bench seating on a tiled patio.

rhonj melissa gorga backyard firepit

On one side of Melissa and Joe’s pool are a couple of cabanas.

rhonj melissa gorga pool cabanas

On the other side, a series of pool loungers are seen with umbrellas in between.

rhonj melissa gorga pool loungers and umbrellas

In another image shared by Melissa, the entire pool, including its built-in loungers, was highlighted.

rhonj melissa gorga backyard with swimming pool

The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 14 is currently in production and expected to premiere on Bravo sometime in early 2024.