There’s definitely still work to be done when it comes to Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga’s relationship. Although they mostly cleared up their feud last year, Melissa still hasn’t paid a visit to her sister-in-law in jail, Joe Giudice reveals. Watch the interview here!
Teresa Giudice, 43, has had major support from her family while she’s been behind bars, but her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, still hasn’t made a trip to Connecticut to visit the Real Housewives of New Jersey star! In a new interview, Joe Giudice dishes on where Teresa’s relationship stands with her brother, Joe Gorga, and his wife.
“They come around once in a while. I wouldn’t say that they pitched in, no,” Giudice told E! News of Joe and Melissa. “They come around whenever: birthday partys and stuff like that, garduations, stuff like that. Get togethers here and there.” It’s no secret that Teresa and Melissa haven’t always had the best relationship, but they did seem to clear things up while the family dealt with Teresa and Joe’s legal problems.
“She’s fine with her brother, she’s fine with Melissa, whatever,” the RHONJ star added. “Joe went and visited her a couple of times. I was there the one visit, and then he went again another time with his mother and I think my daughters. It went fine. I don’t know if my wife really wants to see Melissa, she’s fine with just seeing her brother. I wouldn’t say they’re great, she’d just rather see her brother. I don’t know the reason.”
Melissa has admitted that she hasn’t even spoken to Teresa while the 43-year-old has been behind bars, but she’s seemingly been supportive of the family, especially Teresa and Joe’s four kids, throughout the whole messy ordeal. Teresa is set to be released in the beginning of April after serving a 15-month sentence, but once she’s out, Joe will serve his term.
Meanwhile, fans of the Giudice family can keep up with what they’ve been up to during the last several months on the upcoming special Teresa Checks In, which premieres on Bravo Oct. 11. The 3-part series will show what Joe and the couples’ four daughters have been doing while Teresa is in jail, and reveal how they’ve been coping through the hard times.
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— Alyssa Norwin