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'Real Housewives Of NJ' Star Melissa Gorga: My Kids Are Still Too Young To Understand The Fights With Teresa Giudice!

Wed, August 31, 2011 2:31pm EDT by 2 Comments
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Melissa sits down with to exclusively chat about her situation with sister-in-law Teresa Giudice and the drama that’s unfolding between Jacqueline Laurita and her daughter Ashley!

We know it hasn’t been an easy road for Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice on this season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Not only are they fighting and bickering, but they’re causing their husbands, children and fellow cast mates Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile to get involved and it’s taking it’s toll. But Melissa sat down with‘s Lindsey DiMattina to clear up all the family drama for you fans!

“Gia’s different, but the kids are still young enough where they don’t know what’s going on [between Teresa and I],” Melissa tells exclusively. And although there has been some rough brawls between Melissa’s husband Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice, all seems to be OK at this moment.

As for Jacqueline and Ashley’s roller coaster of a relationship, Melissa admits that it’s hard too watch — she tells us that Ashley is such a sweetheart!

“I’ve never seen a bad thing out of Ashley, ” Melissa explains. “She’s very respectful to me, to all adults around her.”

“It’s that time of her life, she’s kind of not sure where she wants to be or what she wants to do and it’s a little frustrating for Jacqueline,” Melissa adds, saying that when that time comes in her now six-year-old daughter Antonia‘s life, she’ll hope to work through it.

“I want to show her that I’m her friend, but I also want to be her mother,” Melissa says. “i don’t want her to hate me, but I want her to respect me.”

So, who’s Melissa taking parenting pointers from? No other than Caroline Manzo! “I look at her and I see a lot of my family with them,” Melissa tells “I love Mama Caroline!”

Watch’s entire interview with Melissa and share your thoughts!

–Leigh Blickley, reporting by Lindsey DiMattina

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