As Teresa Giudice is spending her fourth month behind bars, there are fears that her daughter, Gia Giudice, is reportedly being forced to grow up "way too fast."
Now that dad, Joe Giudice, can't drive his four daughters around and mom is going to be locked up until December, Gia, just 14, is taking care of her sisters and is under pressure to help out her financially struggling family, the report says.
"She's balancing her home responsibilities with her fledgling music career with the group girl 3KT, and doing media appearances and interviews," a source told Life & Style magazine.
The young Real Housewives of New Jersey reality star has had to "assume a parental role," the magazine claimed, and she is apparently feeling the stress of her parents' $13 million debt, because the family is "demanding up to five figures for Gia interviews."
And even though she's been a good student in the past, her grades are "slipping in school," the report claimed.
The source told the magazine that having her mother in prison is forcing her to step into Teresa's shoes.
"She's just growing up way too fast," said the source. "It's way too much to ask a 14-year-old to bear."