‘RHONJ” Newbies Joe And Melissa Gorga Talk To ‘Life & Style’ About The Rift With Teresa Giudice

May 18th, 2011 // 5 Comments

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey‘s Joe and Melissa Gorga spoke to Life & Style to talk about that out-of-control family fight that aired Monday night on Bravo.  The couple, married six years, also talked about their strained relationship with Joe’s sister, Teresa Giudice.  “I was so upset,” Melissa told Life & Style about the overwhelmingly violent battle that went down at her son’s christening. “Teresa’s never given us any respect. She was being fake, just acting nice for the cameras.”

“Teresa is poison. When she heard I was going to be on the show, she flipped. She wants to be queen,” Melissa continued.

Apparently Teresa was not pleased when she learned her brother and his wife were joining the cast, and held out on her contract until the 11th hour.  And according to Joe, Teresa showed up to the christening just for show.  “My sister didn’t even want to be there,” Joe explained.  “She’d just signed her Housewives contract that morning or the day before because she was mad that we were on the show,” Melissa added.  “I think when Joe and I started making a lot of money is when she really lost it.  She was used to being the biggest and the best, and then when I came in, she felt threatened. She doesn’t want anyone to one up her. Teresa’s fine with you as long as you’re one step below.”

Read up on more scoop on The Real Housewives Of New Jersey rift after the jump.

During her one-on-one interview Monday night, Melissa pointed out that she and her husband have bills to pay, which are paid on time-a dig at Teresa and her husband Joe, who filed for bankruptcy last year.

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There’s also a divide when it comes to Joe and Teresa’s parents, whom Joe claims are turning against their son because Joe Giudice has his father’s ear.  “Teresa would tell our parents ‘Melissa this,’ ‘Melissa that’ or ‘Joey didn’t do this,’ and my parents have never been the same,” Joe told the magazine. “Her husband talks about me to them all the time, too.”

Monday night, the cast of RHONJ threw a premiere party at The Brownstone, owned by Albert Manzo (Caroline‘s husband).  Our good friend, Tom Murro from Celebrity Magnet got an exclusive pic of the cake, featuring this season’s ladies.  Teresa did not attend the party, as she threw her own at Tribeca in Fort Lee, N.J.  to celebrate the release of her second cookbook, Fabulicious.

Gorga posed with Posche trainwreck Kim DePaolo and Jerseylicious “star” Tracy DiMarco at The Empire Room in New York City during Mercedes Benz Fashion week February 17th.

Ohhhhh New Jersey.

By Kelly Lynch

  1. I think Melissa and JJJOOOOEEEEE have it all wrong. Melissa is jealous of Teresa and wants a piece of her pie. I think the Aftershow showed how fans feel about Melissa vs Teresa. LOL on you Melissa!

    • HG in NC

      Melissa and Joe have it right. Episode 4 showed Teresa for what she is- petty and jealous. It’s clear she dislikes Melissa and went out of her way to belitte her in front of her friends and national tv. When Teresa pulled out the housewarming card Melissa gave her at the “Friendsgiving” that alone speaks volumes of the hateful person she is. I would have thought that Caroline would have dropped Teresa as a friend by now- but then she needs all the friends she can get considering the shady business her hubby got busted for earlier this year. Thieves are thick

  2. Dee

    Poor Theresa, I think I would slit myself if I was related to these people. Melissa to me has a very two faced vibe, where she will tell her friends I want everyone to get along and how her husband should give his sister a chance but when push comes to shove she is so rude to Theresa and picks fights. As far as her husband, he’s foolishly blinded by love. All in all though the Gorga’s are a very hot tempered family (Theresa included) where they all have so much to say but communicate it in a bad way, they are all so anxious to let their voices be heard that they dont actually listen to the problem, because they get so emotional (Joe+Theresa). In my opinion Joe definitely started the fight at his sons party, he sat there calling his older sister garbage and continued to insult her in front of her own family. If I was joe and someone called my wife trash I would have made sure they they wouldnt be able to speak again. Joe Gorga needs to stop playing into the part of the cliche unhappy/crybaby/gotta have it my way little brother that is blinded by love.

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