Back in January, Melissa Gorga and her business partner Jackie Beard Robinson had a falling out and a “difference of opinion on how” their store, Envy, “should be run.”
Ultimately, Jackie cleaned out Envy’s inventory, behind Melissa’s back, forcing the Real Housewives of New Jersey star to temporarily close the boutique.
Jackie then took Envy’s inventory to Melissa’s enemy Kim D’s store Posche.
Now, Melissa is opening up about her and Jackie’s split; revealing that it was a dark time.
“I was devastated when I parted with my business partner. I was pretty blindsided,” Melissa told The Daily Dish. “I woke up one morning, and it was completely emptied — and I’m talking about there wasn’t even a hanger or a roll of tape left in Envy. So I laid on my couch, and I cried for three days straight.”
With a little help from her friends and husband, Melissa was able to turn the negative into a positive.
“And one of my best friends and my husband came and literally pulled me off the couch and said ‘You’re gonna reopen the store. You got to get to New York. You got to go do new buying right now and get what you got to do.'”
Weeks later, Envy reopened, and Melissa hasn’t spoken to Jackie since.
“So I decided not to fight that battle,” Melissa said. “She left, and I took it as a blessing in disguise — and we’ve never spoken again.”
I’m proud of Melissa for reopening Envy and proving that she can do it all on her own!
Are you surprised Jackie betrayed Melissa and cleaned out Envy behind her back?
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