Joey Gorga isn’t holding back when it comes to his brother-in-law Joe Giudice.
In a new interview with InTouch Weekly, Joey slams Joe and his treatment of his sister, Teresa Giudice.
According to Joey, Teresa is better off without her soon-to-be ex-husband Joe.
“The way he spoke to her and the way he treated her…he put her through hell,” Joe told InTouch Weekly.
As for how Teresa is holding up amid her and Joe’s split, Joey says “There are days I speak to her and she’s happy and others where she’s depressed and sad.”
“It’s tough,” he adds.
When it comes to his brother-in-law, Joey says he’s blocked and unfollowed Joe on Instagram; insisting that the 47-year-old is “toxic.”
“I keep myself away from toxic people,” Joey reveals.
Meanwhile, Melissa Gorga recently revealed that she and Joey were never big fans of Joe.
“I’m really not close to him. I never was and I’m not gonna deny it,” Melissa admitted on Jonathan Cheban’s FoodGod podcast. “We were never besties…I never thought he was the greatest. My husband unfollowed him on Instagram because he thinks he’s crazy on Instagram.”
She continued, “It’s time to make new lives. I think they’ve both accepted it. The only thing everybody was holding on for is, obviously, the kids, because they want their kids to have their parents together. But sometimes it just doesn’t work out and it’s not working out because they live in two different countries at this point, so it is what it is.”
It seems to me that Joey and Melissa won’t be going to Italy to visit Joe anytime soon. I understand Joey’s frustration with Joe especially considering all things Joe has said and done to Teresa but he needs to think about his nieces who are old enough to see this kind of stuff. The last thing this family needs is any more drama.
The three-part RHONJ season 10 reunion kicks off on Wednesday, March 4 at 8/7c.