No love lost!
“We have no relationship with him,” Melissa confesses. “We don’t talk.”
After years of family drama, Melissa says she and Joe chose to distance themselves from Giudice following his prison release and move to Italy.
“[Giudice and Gorga] have bumped heads forever, and it’s just like, what’s the point?” she explains. “It’s easier to keep the peace from a distance.”
“I wish him well; I know his daughters love him so much, and I wish him well,” she adds. “But we really just don’t have a relationship.”
Their lack of communication with Giudice hasn’t halted their family drama; in fact, this season, the infamous Gorga/Giudice feud seems to reignite in a major way.
In a preview of season 11, Gorga becomes enraged when he hears that Joe is badmouthing him in the press, claiming he knows things about Gorga’s marriage and business.
“How dare him say he’s got dirt on me?” Gorga demands. He becomes further enraged when Teresa defends her ex-husband.
“You’re going to defend him?” Gorga yells at Teresa. “F— that piece of s—. He put my mother in a f—ing grave. Do you understand that?”
Reflecting on the season 11 drama, Melissa admits she and Joe are fighting a losing battle when it comes to Teresa. According to the Envy boutique owner, it’s a mistake she won’t make again in the future.
“We are done backing Teresa up and sticking up for her,” she says. “We’re just going to mind our own business because we are always damned if we do and damned if we don’t.”
“Even when we’re totally team Teresa, we’re doing something wrong,” she adds. “I’m done. I’m done doing the right thing, getting in trouble, not doing the right thing, getting in trouble. I’m over it.”
However, Melissa insists she will always have love for her sister-in-law despite the ups and downs in their relationship.
“We’re fine. It’s always been what it’s been. We go back and forth with each other,” she says. “I think as a family; we do a good job of being on reality TV and keeping it together.”
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