Stay civilized. Teresa Giudiceeldest daughter, Gia Giudiceshe revealed how she deals with her mother’s fight with her uncle Joe Gorga and his wife, Melissa Gorga.
“I’m just trying to be the bigger person,” Gia, 21, exclusively said. Us Weekly on Friday, Oct. 14, while attending BravoCon 2022, confirming that the estrangement hit everyone hard.
The student, who appeared together with her mother, 50, on The Real Housewives of New Jersey more than a decade, revealed it had been a long time since she spoke to her uncle, 43, amid the drama.
“I texted him for his birthday,” Gia said Us, revealing that it had been over a month since their last conversation. Joe celebrated another trip around the sun on August 21st.
Although the TV personality texted Joe over the summer, she admitted there was “no real” communication between them. Gia noted that they chat “for, like, respect” on holidays, including messages for Father’s Day and his birthday.
Siblings Teresa and Joe have had plenty of ups and downs over the years, but their latest feud has many fans wondering if they’ll ever reconcile. When is Turning the tables the author is married Luis “Louie” Ruelas in August, Joe and his wife Melissa were noticeably absent.
Us later confirmed that the duo had decided not to attend Teresa’s wedding after rumors surfaced that Melissa, 43, had cheated on Joe. A source exclusively said Us at a time when Joe and Melissa believe that Teresa “played a part” in the rumors that came out during the filming of the movie The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 finale.
The Dancing with the stars alum, meanwhile, commented on her strained relationship with her brother last month, saying she’s “totally fine” with how things are now.
“They used me for so long, more than 10 years. I used and finally, [Louie] came into my life and it was like, ‘That’s not happening anymore,'” Teresa said exclusively Us in September. “I think [everyone is] I will see the truth of everything that is really happening [when the new RHONJ season premieres].”
Joe, on the other hand, explained on Friday how difficult it was for him to deal with family drama while filming the Bravo series.
“No one knows how hard it is, you know? And someone said to me, ‘Well, why [do] you do that?’ I said, ‘Well you know why I’m doing it because I’m already on,'” he exclusively recounted Us while at BravoCon. “I’m already pregnant. I’m a pregnant woman and I’m going through nine months and maybe, I hope, I’m halfway there. I do not know. So why would I [stop] in this place?”
Gia — who is the eldest daughter of Teresa and her ex-husband, Joe Giudice — also addressed the hardships that have befallen her family amid their recent turmoil. (The exes also share daughters Garbriela (18), Milani (16) and Odrijana (13).)
“I think this is the season where it’s like a chapter is closed,” she teased Us season 13, revealing that it was an “absolutely” sad time to watch play out.
She admitted she wasn’t sure if things would get better between her mom and uncle, noting, “I don’t want to say never, but we’ll see.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi