In a riveting and highly charged episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s season 13 reunion, Teresa Giudice unleashed a bombshell that left everyone stunned.
Engaged in a decade-long feud with her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, Teresa didn’t hold back when she repeated a rumor she heard from former co-star Jacqueline Laurita.
The rumor implicated Melissa and Joe Gorga in questionable activities with Joe Giudice’s ex-partner during Teresa and Joe’s time in prison for fraud.
Teresa boldly declared,
Jacqueline told me so much s–t that you and my brother were doing,”
Raising the stakes of their confrontation. She insinuated that Melissa and Joe were not only in contact with Joe Giudice’s ex-partner but were also socializing with him. Melissa vehemently denied any involvement, stating,
I didn’t even know Joe Giudice’s ex-partner. This is like [when you said] Caroline Manzo put you in jail.
Teresa swiftly backtracked, admitting she may have misspoken, but remained convinced that Melissa had indeed interacted with Joe Giudice’s ex-partner. Unfortunately, viewers were left hanging as the prison allegation ended with a cliffhanger.
However, the explosive prison revelation was just one of many disagreements that unfolded between the embattled co-stars during the reunion.
Earlier in the episode, Teresa had called Melissa disgusting for joining the show in season three, igniting a heated exchange. Teresa argued that Melissa’s entire storyline revolved around her, while Melissa fired back, asserting that Teresa’s storyline was dominated by her constant focus on her brother.
Teresa, ever the provocateur, emphasized her personal journey, reminding everyone,
I had a baby on the show, I went to jail on the show, I got married on the show
In a sarcastic tone, Melissa retorted,
You went to jail, we’re so proud of you
The tension escalated when host Andy Cohen asked what each hoped to achieve during the reunion. Teresa made it clear that she wanted Melissa out of her life, wishing to close that chapter once and for all.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey, known for its captivating drama, airs on Bravo every Tuesday at 8 p.m., leaving fans eagerly awaiting the next installment. As the feud between Teresa and the Gorgas reaches new heights, let’s take a closer look at the timeline of their ongoing conflict.
Joe and Melissa Skip Teresa’s Wedding
In a surprising turn of events, Joe and Melissa decided not to attend Teresa’s wedding. Instead, they were seen enjoying a day at the beach on August 6, 2022.
The decision came after Joe seemingly threw shade at his sister’s nuptials the night before on Instagram. Sharing a picture with other family members and friends, Joe captioned his Instagram story, Blood doesn’t make you family.
According to a source, tensions within the family and a recent argument contributed to their absence at the wedding.
Wedding Bill Rumors
Following their absence from the wedding, rumors began to circulate that Teresa had sent Joe and Melissa a bill for missing the event.
However, Louie, Teresa’s husband, swiftly responded to the rumors, denying any such request for payment. He commented on an Instagram post, stating,
We would never in a million years ask for money from Joe and Melissa—we are not petty. Joe and Melissa were missed.
Joe and Melissa Break Their Silence
Joe and Melissa broke their silence on why they skipped Teresa’s wedding, referring to a fight that occurred during the filming of RHONJ season 13.
Melissa hinted at a laundry list of reasons behind their decision, but remained tight-lipped about the specific details. Teresa expressed her sadness over the situation, but stated that she had no intention of reconciling with Joe and Melissa.
When asked about making amends, Teresa firmly stated,
No, no, no, that’s really it. That’s it.
The ongoing feud between Teresa Giudice and Melissa and Joe Gorga continues to captivate fans as the latest season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey unfolds.
As the drama intensifies, it remains to be seen if and when the family will find a resolution. Tune in to Bravo every Tuesday at 8 p.m. to catch all the action.
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