Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice reported to prison earlier this week to start her 15-month prison sentence. Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa have been pretty quiet about Teresa’s sentencing so does that mean Melissa wasn’t there for her sister-in-law?
Our sources tell us that’s not the case! An insider tells us exclusively, “Melissa and Teresa are on good terms right now. They talk but they are not super close. Melissa checked on Teresa days before her sentencing several times and Teresa stayed focused on her daughters. Melissa and Teresa will never be best friends but Melissa has reached out and tried to be there as much as she could for Teresa because this is such a sensitive case. Joe Gorga was there for his sister as well and the Gorga’s got Teresa a new lawyer.”
Our insider adds, “When Teresa fired her old lawyer, Melissa and Joe got Teresa her current lawyer now. So the Gorga’s have offered to help as much as they could.”
The Giudice’s hired Melissa and Joe’s lawyer, James J. Leonard. Our insider continues, “Melissa and Joe have offered to help with Teresa’s four daughter’s whether it’s dropping them to school or activities but Teresa has several people from Joe’s family that is going to be at the house and help. Joe’s mother and Teresa’s parents will be around the girls and helping with everything.”
Glad to know that Teresa and Melissa are still on good terms. It wouldn’t be pretty for them to be on bad terms before Teresa went away for a year.