Cast divided. During the filming of the 13th season The Real Housewives of New Jerseythings turned around quickly when Teresa Giudice had another rift with Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga.
Viewers have previously seen Teresa and her brother on different sides as they try to mend their on-screen sibling relationship. After getting to a better place with Joe and his wife, things took a turn for the worse amid rumors of cheating allegations.
Us Weekly confirmed in August 2022 that speculation about Melissa and Joe’s marriage had led to a falling out. “One of the secrets was that Melissa was hanging out with this guy while she was on a press tour around town,” a source exclusively said. Us about the alleged gossip that was spreading about Melissa at the time. “This ‘rumor’ was something that Teresa had known about for over a year and was trying to get out. Finally, the final was perfectly timed.”
Another insider noted how Melissa was “blindsided” by her sister-in-law’s behavior, saying: “Teresa might not forgive Joe after this and vice versa.”
That same month, Melissa and Joe refused to attend Teresa’s wedding Luis Ruelas.
“Obviously, we weren’t at your sister’s wedding. We have a list of real reasons in our heads [of] why and I will let all my listeners know that — apparently something that happened in the final recording The Real Housewives of New Jersey”, the shop owner revealed in her podcast “On Display”. “Obviously I can’t say those exact details today. Everything we recorded is something I can’t talk about.”
Melissa later reflected on dealing with the rumors about her and Joe. “There’s a lot of talk about me, and you know what? We’re just swatting them, swatting them like flies, [and] they just keep coming,” she said Us in August.
Two months later, the group offered a glimpse into their fractured dynamic while attending BravoCon in New York. The panel for the show has been modified to include the first part with Jackie GoldschneiderMelissa, Joe, Margaret Josephs, Evan Goldschneider and Joe Benigno. In the meantime, another panel was held with Jennifer Aydin, Bill Aydin, Dolores CataniaTeresa, Frank Catania and Luis, to keep things civil among the cast members.
For her part, Tereza emphasized that she had nothing to do with the situation. “I didn’t do it. I’m not the boss,” she told fans at her panel.
The Celebrity Apprentice 5 Stips’ friend Jennifer stood by her side and said: “The breakup wasn’t from us. The separation came from the network.”
She added: “[Melissa and Joe are] hang on for dear life, baby. They will say whatever it takes to keep them. We would all welcome the panel together because at the end of the day we are all professionals.”
Andy Cohen, however, confirmed that the panels were split in two due to an argument. “They’re really not in a good place, as you can tell,” he said during his Ask Andy panel. “We’re on the verge of a really great broadcast season in New Jersey, so we’re in a really messy place where if we bring them all together, they’re in a different place than they were the last time we saw them all as a group.”
Shortly after the panel, Us confirmed that there was an altercation between Jennifer and Joe in the hotel lobby. After discussing their problems, Jennifer threw her drink on the Gorga’s guide to success the author.
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