RHONJ's Teresa Giudice & Joe Gorga Ignored Social Distancing Order For Dad’s Memorial - Here's Why

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Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and her brother Joe Gorga recently attended a memorial service for their father who recently passed away, ignoring the social distancing orders -- here's why.

"Despite the social distancing orders, it was really important for them to all come together and celebrate Nonno as a family. It's such unfortunate timing, but the family really all wanted to be together and couldn't imagine being apart," a source told HollywoodLife.com.

"Teresa and Joe had been seeing each other at the hospital before their dad actually passed even during social distancing. They didn't want him to be alone. The kids and everyone else had been apart since Melissa has been in quarantine with her family," the insider continued. The insider also added that it had been the first time the siblings had been around each other since being in self-isolation.

"The plan is for the family to have something in the future to honor Nonno. It'll be in New Jersey when the coronavirus pandemic is over and it's safe so everyone can celebrate his life. So many of Teresa's friends had a relationship with her father and loved him," they added.