In her new blog, Teresa reveals what her family was like before Melissa joined the ‘RHONJ’ cast and how the dynamics have changed since that day!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice admits it has been hard to deal with her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga ever since Melissa joined the RHONJ cast. All throughout season three, Teresa attacked Melissa for her every little move. Now, Teresa claims in her new Bravo blog that Melissa’s fame-hungry attitude destroyed the family!
“Family is everything to me,” Teresa writes. “If my only brother [Joe Gorga] was married to someone who didn’t crave the spotlight, I know we’d all be a family like we always were.”
The drama didn’t start until Melissa started filming. “Before that christening — the first time Joey and Melissa filmed the show — my family had never, EVER been through any kind of drama even close to this,” shares Teresa.
Teresa knew from the onset that Melissa’s presence in the cast would cause major issues. “I told [co-stars Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita] how upset and betrayed I felt that Melissa and Kathy [Wakile] joined the show behind my back,” says Teresa. “I told them how worried I was that it was going to do to my family what it did to their family.”
The season finale explosion was crazy to Teresa. “It was clear pretty quickly that everyone was out for my blood,” she notes. “I don’t know why. I really can’t keep up with it anymore. One day Melissa is at my house for dinner, the next day she’s saying we don’t speak.”
“If I could go back in time, I would gladly give Melissa my spot on the first season so she could live out her dreams,” says Teresa. “And I would be happy to sit on the couch and cheer her on, with my happy, intact family around me.”
BFFs — do you think Teresa or Melissa is the cause of the Gorga/Giudice family drama?
– Lauren Nicole
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