Melissa Gorga reacted to her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice’s latest comment about her tenure on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
Melissa, who’s married to Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga, formally joined the full-time cast of the Bravo actuality show in 2011, two years after Teresa made her debut on the show in its first season, per IMDb.
Teresa has lengthy had a difficulty along with her sister-in-law’s place on the show, and Melissa’s standing as an “OG” Housewife got here into query when the 2 ladies had been chosen to seem within the Peacock spinoff, “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip.”
The Housewives mashup, which was filmed earlier this 12 months in Turks and Caicos, options a number of unique, or OG, stars from the franchise together with RHONJ’s Teresa, “The Real Housewives of New York City’s” Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer, and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills“ OG Kyle Richards. But Teresa particularly took situation with Melissa’s place on the show.
Teresa Said Her Sister-in-Law Is Not an OG
In a teaser shared on Twitter, Teresa is seen commenting in regards to the ladies on the “RHUGT” cast.
“They’re not all OGs,” she says in an aggravated tone. “Melissa’s not an OG. Just saying.”
It was positively shady that Teresa singled out Melissa as “not an OG,” contemplating the cast additionally consists of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast members Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey, who each joined their franchise late. But it is not an enormous shock, on condition that Teresa beforehand claimed that Melissa was cast on RHONJ behind her again. According to BravoTV.com, she introduced the topic up at BravoCon in 2019.
Of her brother Joe and his spouse Melissa becoming a member of the cast in season 3, she stated, “Well, sadly, that was the one unhappy factor for me all through this entire show, not solely the authorized stuff, however the household stuff. My household got here on the show behind my again, and that was the worst factor that would have ever occurred to me. That’s why I do not converse to [my cousin] Kathy [Wakile] anymore. I’ll by no means converse to her or [my cousin] Rosie [Pierri] ever once more as a result of I do not need household like that. But my brother and Melissa, for my mother and father, in fact, I forgave them.”
She additionally claimed that Melissa blew up a narrative about cookies that she dropped at a household gathering on Christmas Eve, and used it to get consideration– and a spot on the Housewives.
“She came to visit Christmas Eve, she’s pregnant, she brings sprinkle cookies, you already know, from like ShopRite — within the plastic container!” Teresa recalled. “So I instructed her properly, I used to be like, ‘Next time, carry bakery cookies. So she made it into this entire f***ing huge deal, put it on Facebook, and he or she received Bravo’s consideration. And the remainder is historical past.”
Melissa Responded to Teresa’s Issue With Her Being on the Real Housewives
Melissa had some issues to say in regards to the cast that was picked for the Bravo ladies journey, in addition to her sister-in-law’s stance on how she received there. In an interview with Us Weekly, the RHONJ star stated she was “curious” to see if ladies from the completely different cities of the Bravo franchise would “workforce up collectively,” however that the cities that ace collectively “in pairs ” – like her and Teresa – ended up having probably the most battle.
She then addressed Teresa’s feedback about her not being an unique cast member.
“It all the time comes down — after we’re gonna break the fourth wall — then it turns into like, ‘How did you get on the show?'” Melissa stated. “And then it turns right into a dialog that Teresa and I’ll by no means agree on. So we did have that dialog once more, and I suppose we’ll should see how that performs out. But it is a kind of issues the place I simply suppose Teresa refuses to this present day to just accept the truth that I’m on this show and in a good method that I’m on the show.”