Melissa Gorga: We Weren't Ganging Up On Teresa Giudice!

Thu, October 27, 2011 2:24pm EDT by 30 Comments
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‘RHONJ’ star Melissa reveals what really fueled the explosive reunion, why Jacqueline Laurita wasn’t there and how Teresa can set things right with her cast mates in an exclusive HollywoodLife.com video interview!

During The Real Housewives of New Jersey season three reunion, Teresa Giudice was thrown in the hot seat for all of the her lies and back stabbing. But finally, her cast members got the the chance to put her on the spot and confront her. Melissa Gorga, Teresa’s sister-in-law, sits down with HollywoodLife.com in an exclusive video interview to discuss what caused the reunion to be so heated!

“We had an explosive night the day [before the reunion] — that was a lot of the reason for the bad blood that you saw,” Melissa tells us. “We were all very upset about it.”

Teresa was the cause of cast’s anger. “Everyone was upset with her,” says Melissa. “Obviously you saw the commotion between her and Caroline [Manzo], so I didn’t want to sit there and her think that we were ganging up on her. That was not the intention at all. We’re not trying to team up on her. We are addressing the issue. That’s what the reunion is.”

Jacqueline Laurita was so upset with Teresa that she didn’t show up to the reunion. “It was something that Teresa has done that Jacqueline does not agree with,” explains Melissa. “She just wouldn’t be able to handle a nine-hour filming session.”

Melissa has her own issues with Teresa. “There’s no denying she picks on me,” admits Melissa. “She takes it as I’m copying her instead of as a compliment. Well look, I see the way you guys do things and I want to be a part of this family and I want to do it the same. It’s a shame that she doesn’t look at it that way.”

And as to Teresa implying that Melissa only married Joe Gorga (Teresa’s brother) for his money, “I feel like I have absolutely nothing to prove,” says Melissa. “We have an amazing relationship. We are madly in love — we have been since the day I met him. Just for the record, Joe and I have been through incredible lows where we couldn’t buy diapers. I didn’t go anywhere and I never would.”

Has Teresa always been this nasty to Melissa? How does Melissa feel about her sister-in-law’s bad behavior now? Will Teresa ever be able to win everyone’s forgiveness? Watch our video interview for all of the answers!

- Lindsey DiMattina

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Honestly

Posted at 4:48 PM on February 1, 2012  

Please, it has nothing to do with her brother being married! But I’m sure she didn’t anticipate him being married to someone whose sole goal was to trash her to others… nonetheless, the world! I can’t believe Joe Gorga is not ashamed of his wife.

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Ringgirl

Posted at 9:56 AM on December 24, 2011  

I blame alot on Joe Teresa’s husband…he is alway attacking Teresa’s brother Joe and Melissa to the point that even their children (Joe’s and Teresa’s) are blaming Melissa for all the problems…Watching the show I see Teresa wanting all the male attention…She can’t come to turms that her brother is married…she is all over her brother no wonder her husband acts the ways he does toward her brother she treats him more like an ex boyfriend she is trying to get back…

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Right....

Posted at 12:51 PM on November 11, 2011  

They all have problems. Melissa, poor lady, has the scariest though. She’s a famewhore, simple. She looks like someone that will stab the next one in the back to get where she wants to be- wait, that’s what she did!

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dawn is a skanky whore in NJ

Posted at 9:57 AM on November 11, 2011  

Melissa is dealing with a sister in law who is mentally ill. I don’t find Melissa to be confrontational or an instigator like Teresa. Teresa always has an obnoxious remark for everyone. Even when things are amicable, she starts controversy. Why?

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lucy

Posted at 12:53 AM on November 4, 2011  

COME ON MELISSA! Remember you said “you think if you say it enough it will come true” to your sister in law. You really are in DENIAL. You said we need to “agree to disagree” but said Teresa just needs to admit she was wrong. LEAVE HER ALONE! Thats what your HUSBAND should be telling you. Shes not even allowed to stick up for herself at all. JOEY should have apologized after the christening. Thats it Done. I really cant believe how ridiculous you are being. You cant admit to any wrongdoing.

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Losing Interest

Posted at 12:54 PM on November 2, 2011  

I think it’s a sad state of affairs when you have people that were friends for 10 years and know they aren’t and all because of a TV show! It makes me laugh how anyone could think that Melissa is sincere, come on…..she is playing to the camera. While I support a husband putting his wife first, Joe needs to have a serious talk with his wife explaining “loyalty”. I think that Theresa is getting a bum rap, even from Andy…shouldn’t he keep his personal opinions to himself? Shame on you Andy….

That said, I do think that Theresa cares too much about what others think, get over it and move on because you are so much stronger than the rest of them!

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Poor, poor, poor Melissa

Posted at 11:26 AM on October 31, 2011  

So funny to me! Melissa knows how to spin things. Now it’s that Teresa picks on her. Um, she jumped in the whole reunion to call Teresa out whenever possible on whatever. She sceamed with Danielle Staub to get on so she could tear her SIL down and promote her lip syncing career. She continues to talk about Teresa in interviews while claiming to never trash her. She is calculated and cruel. I don’t understand how inside she does it, yet she continues to try to justify it to herself and the public…
Just stop and go AWAY now, please!! I dread seeing her again, so much that I may not watch next season.

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sara

Posted at 4:53 AM on April 26, 2012  

Do you know them personally? What a weirdo comment!

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plumskiter

Posted at 7:49 PM on October 28, 2011  

Teresa apparently does not understand that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. That said, now that we know that Teresa does not like people copying what she does, we must all refrain from copying her cooking by using her recipes and we must further refrain from buying anything she wears or endorses as we would just be guilty of copying. Show Teresa how much you care by NOT copying her and boycotting everything she tries to sell us.

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Gemimi545

Posted at 11:34 AM on October 28, 2011  

I have never seen a bigger waste of tape or time than this idiotic interview! Even Andy ganged up on Teresa (no saint either) for the whole reunion. Why didn’t he make fun of Melissa’s mispronunciations of words. None of the other women were put on the hot seat for the cruel backstabbing things they had to say about Teresa all season. None of the other women’s financial issues were brought to the front either. It was all a set up. And the ridiculous fat suit stunt she pulled in NYC? What an insult to obese people everywhere. Caring my arse. If she cared anything about her “family” or her “Jesus” she wouldn’t be sitting here talking to this 5th rate interviewer.

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kim rogers

Posted at 12:37 PM on October 28, 2011  

I AM SICK OF ALL THIS. EVERYONE WENT OFF ON TERESA BECAUSE SHE DESERVED IT. ANDY IS SICK OF HER, ALL HOUSEWIVES ARE SICK OF HER, AND I AM SICK OF HER. SHE IS CRAZY. SHE WILL NOT LET ANYONE TALK, ITS ALL ABOUT HER AND ONLY HER. SHE IS JEALOUS, MEAN AND HATEFUL. I LOVE THE SHOW BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I NOTICED ON THE REUNION, IF SOMEONE ELSE GOT PRAISE SHE ALWAYS ROLLED HER EYES, OR MADE ANY UGLY FACIAL EXPRESSION. SHE NEEDS TO CALM DOWN OR TAKE A DOWNER. ENOUGH ALREADY

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Oh Puh-lease...

Posted at 4:09 AM on October 28, 2011  

Teresa hanged up on them… Caroline answered all questions, Teresa denied everything, did not own up to anything. She is now teaming up with Danielle? Oh and then when Jack and Caroline confronted Teresa about whatthe problems they had w/ her like a good friend instead of backstabbing. What did she do? Out of the blue go to Dina doesn’t she have other friends to vent out. Dina mentioned she just came to her door out of the blue when yet Dina had stopped contact ting supposedly because of drama. Teresa went to Dina to hurt Caroline. Teresa threw big heavy giant rocks @ her own family so dramatic, over. react and then at the reunion she says oh okay its good now oh sorry oh we r at a good place. Puh- leas. Notice after she outed Caroline out about Dina. Teresa tried kissing Caroline’s butt by saying to Andy, ” caroline is very sexy”.

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TTDTRT

Posted at 6:27 PM on October 28, 2011  

I’m not trying to argue, but what, specifically, should Teresa ” own up to ” ? That her husband might have to go to jail? That her husband might be cheating? That their marriage is indeed strained? That she and Juicy did make a real mess of their finances? That she does feel like crying and breaking down sometimes? Do you think it’s possible that she IS worried and just doesn’t want to break down on national tv for the world, the other RHONJ ladies and her GIRLS to see? And do you think it’s possible that she knows that is precisely what the other women are looking for and won’t give them the satisfaction?

Caroline and Dina don’t SPEAK because Caroline did her wrong – Dina admits this. Caroline admitted at the reunion that she has tried ” numerous times” to contact Dina and Dina refuses to see her or talk to her. On the other hand, Dina said she ” distanced herself” initially from ” all the ladies” including Teresa because the reality TV show they were all on was ” so toxic”. However, when Teresa came to her for a shoulder to cry on, she DID SEE HER – unlike her sister, whom she wants nothing to do with. This speaks volumes to me.

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AJ

Posted at 11:33 PM on October 27, 2011  

Talk about unbiased journalism….NOT.

Just ick!

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JC

Posted at 8:30 PM on October 27, 2011  

I gotta say that Teresa is very jealous of Melissa and Katy being friends with Caroline and Jacqueline. At first, i liked Teresa in Season 1 & 2 but this season she became very uncontrollable.I also really didn’t like Melissa and Kathy but when they became more supportive to Teresa than i changed my mind. I DON’T like Teresa anymore of what she did to her “friends” and her family!She’s just typical

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okayyyy

Posted at 8:28 PM on October 27, 2011  

Yeah right she’s just saying that now, of course they ganged up on Teresa. They are jealous of her if it wasn’t for Teresa I wouldn’t watch the show. Jacqueline is weak she had the strength to confront Teresa but not her awful daughter. Caroline needs to mind her own business she’s an uneducated dummy with equally stupid kids. Kathy is extra fake and boring. Why is she on the show again.

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KMR

Posted at 12:48 PM on October 28, 2011  

EITHER I AM CRAZY, OR YOU PPL ARE. FOR ONE, TERESA WILL NOT SHUT UP EVER…. KATHY IS A GREAT PARENT. HER KIDS ARE GREAT. MELISSA IS A GREAT PARENT, HER KIDS ARE GREAT. LETS TAKE A LOOK AT TERESA’S BRATS. HELLO….. GIA HAS CALMED DOWN SOMEWHAT SINCE LAST SEASON, BUT MILANIA NEEDS ABOUT 60 TIMEOUTS. THAT KID MAKES ME WANT TO SCREAM. THE OTHER TWO KIDS ARE IN THE BACKGROUND. TERESA NEEDS TO TAKE LESSONS FROM HER OTHER CHILDREN (GAB, AND AUDRIANA). MILANIA NEEDS SOOO MUCH LIKE HER MOM IT IS UNREAL. TERESA, CALM DOWN. YOU HAVE IT ALL, IT SEEMS. SO SHUT THE F UP. I WANT TO GO THRU MY TV AND KNOCK SOME SENSE INTO YOU. YOUR A BEAUTIFUL LADY SO START ACTING LIKE ONE. PLZZZZZ… AS YOU SAY ALL THE TIME.

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Dee

Posted at 4:15 PM on October 28, 2011  

Most people are probably not reading your comments because they’re in ALL CAPS.

You are obviously not aware that ALL CAPS for long strings of sentences HURTS THE EYES.

Type like a normal person.

 
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NANCY

Posted at 3:17 PM on April 22, 2012  

The fact is that Teresa needs to shut her husband up but those other fools are just jealous! Melissa is a fake liar, whose older sisters have obviously treated her like she is the best thing since sliced bread, would leave Joe in a minute if she got a little fame. Carolyn is a know it all and for some reason thinks she and her family are better and superier to every body else on the show even though none of her kids have jobs and her oldest son had some type of drama with school during the 1st or 2nd season! Jaqualine needs to grow a back bone and worry about what is going on with her husband and her daughter because something is not right with the way he is always undermining her and buying that grown woman new cars against Jacqualine’s wishes while she doesn’t have to work. As for the cousin she is sneaky while pretending to be just a great cousin who is blamless.

 
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yayayay

Posted at 8:04 PM on October 27, 2011  

Caroline, Jacqueline and other cast members ALWAYS make some sort of joke about her through out the shows. I don’t get how it’s ok for them to make fun of her but it’s not ok for Teresa to write a few jokes in a cook book

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dxmb

Posted at 6:44 PM on October 27, 2011  

my neighbor makes $61 an hour on the internet. She has been without a job for 10 months but last month her paycheck was $7055 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read here at CashHard.co m

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James

Posted at 6:35 PM on October 27, 2011  

It was pretty obvious that you where ganging up on her.

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Tricia C

Posted at 6:30 PM on October 27, 2011  

Not ganging up on her…….of course you were. Melissa is so self-serving. She tries to come across as little miss goody-goody but we have her nasty comments about Teresa as well. This was the worse interview ever!!!!! This girl showed her bias and was not objective. More piling on Teresa.

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llafaa73

Posted at 5:53 PM on October 27, 2011  

” We were not ganging up on her.” Right. “No one can stand Teresa.” Right. Can you say DAMAGE CONTROL?????? It’s so obvious that’s what this is all about. I’m sure they’re all reading the comments on these various sites, and realizing probably 70% are PRO Teresa. The reason, I think, is not that everyone necessarily loves Teresa, and in fact, I think many people have issues with a lot of her behavior, BUT 1. NONE OF THESE WOMEN ARE ABOVE REPROACH. and 2. THEY GANGED UP ON HER. That’s what people don’t like and that’s why people are coming to Teresa’s defense.

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Carmen

Posted at 5:53 PM on October 27, 2011  

Melissa shut up she is your familyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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Jody

Posted at 6:04 PM on October 27, 2011  

Ditto. It’s really disgusting how these people are going after family. Melissa, Caroline won’t be a part of your life in a few years, Theresa will. Remember that. Ask yourself if all of the pain you’ve caused is going to seem worth it in a few years when Theresa finally gets sick of getting slammed by you and your children can’t see their cousins anymore. All for your “singing career”.

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Jason

Posted at 4:49 PM on October 27, 2011  

Wow- another slash and burn article about Teresa from this “author.” Please, for the love of journalism stop writing these inaccuracies. You mention lies and backstabbing with no backup or proof what so ever. Maybe you should examine her bully co-stars.

You clearly have an unhealthy obsession with Teresa and getting the facts wrong. Please take up gardening or smoking or something else to occupy your time.

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debbie

Posted at 2:41 PM on October 27, 2011  

Yes- it was a gang-up. Don’t try to paint yourself pretty now. The viewers are not stupid. You, Kathy, and Jacqueline are so far up Caroline’s a**. Why are the three of you so afraid of her? Never mind- I think I might be afraid of that last name too. LMFAO

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gbtw

Posted at 5:21 PM on October 27, 2011  

jacqueline is pretty weak, so she goes along with whoever the strongest person in the room is— the other ones, it doesn’t have to do with being afraid of don caro (i stole that from someone else, but love it too much to let go), just being jealous of teresa. i mean, i’m sure in most of their minds they are just utterly perplexed that someone less intelligent than they are is having more fans and business opportunities out of the show. and, with melissa at least, i’m sure she’s thinking- ‘i’m younger, more beautiful, and more smart,’ so, as soon as i take down teresa, ‘i got this.’ i mean, teresa should find melissa’s copying a form of flattery, but i can see where it’d get irritating.

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Jody

Posted at 6:20 PM on October 27, 2011  

THIS! Jac is the weak girl who is probably nice deep down, but doesn’t dare cross the bully ( Caroline ) because she’s afraid if she does, she’ll be the next victim. Jac is currently in some kind of self-destructive, loony tailspin right now, but I bet if she got away from Caroline and her BS for 10 minutes, she and Theresa would be fine.

 
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