Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro gave his neighbor Joe Gorga advice when he opened a restaurant with his wife Melissa and sister Teresa Giudice. In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com, Buddy revealed the words of wisdom he gave The Real Housewives of New Jersey star.
“He was going through a tough time because he lost his mom,” Buddy told RadarOnline.com of Joe and Teresa’s mother Antonia, who passed away on March 3, 2017. “Part of the restaurant experience was to keep her memory alive. I told him do it from the heart. Keep your mom’s tradition alive. I went there to support him.”
The family opened Gorga’s Homemade Pasta and Pizza in May 2017 in New Jersey in her honor.
Buddy also gave an update on Teresa and Joe’s ailing father Giacinto Gorga, who he referred to as a “lost soul.”
“I asked how is your dad doing and he gave me the look, as good as he can,” Buddy said. “Last I saw of him everyone is doing well. As good as he can in a loss.”
When Buddy isn’t hanging out with his fellow reality stars, he’s whipping up innovative cakes for his TLC show.
“A lot of cakes,” he said. "We got some amazing cakes like a gigantic dinosaur and a Columbian coffee cake. A little girl dreamed of these aliens and we turned that into a cake.”
Buddy added that he is opening his 22nd bakery in Santa Monica, California soon.
Cake Boss airs Saturdays at 8/7c on TLC.
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