Caught in the middle!
Melissa Gorga finds herself in an awkward position during season 11 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
The season 11 drama between Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider is just heating up. As it intensifies, it begins to take a toll on Melissa as she is caught in the middle between her close friend and her sister-in-law.
The RHONJ OG kicked off season 11 by spreading a rumor she “heard” about c0-star Jackie Goldschneider’s husband, Evan Goldschneider, cheating. According to Teresa, she heard from someone that Evan “screws around” with other women at the gym.
Melissa, who has been married to Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga for 16-years, says her close-knit friendship with Jackie has put her in a “tough spot” on the show.
“I do get annoyed at certain things Jackie says, and I get annoyed at things Teresa says, and it puts me in a really bad spot because it’s, like, I love Jackie,” Melissa told Page Six. “She’s a good friend of mine, but Teresa is my sister-in-law. So it’s like sometimes even when Teresa is wrong, it’s like I look horrible for just taking Teresa’s side, but what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong.”
She continued, “And … these two are like oil and water. They just don’t get along. And I just — like been there, done that. I know exactly how to handle Teresa. I know exactly what to do. I know what she’s going to get mad at, what she’s not going to get mad at. So I just look at Jackie sometimes and shake my head. I’m like, ‘Good luck with that conversation.’ She’s like, ‘We need to reason here.’ I’m like, ‘OK. I don’t know who you think you’re reasoning with, but have fun with that.’”
Meanwhile, Jackie admits that her friendship with Melissa hit a little bump during the beginning of season 11; however, she says the two eventually got their friendship back on track.
“You’ll see in the few episodes that follow that for a minute it does, and it bothers both of us, but, you know, you’ll see how that plays out,” Jackie explained to Page Six in a recent interview. “…It’s not possible to have a fight with somebody’s family member and for there not to be some kind of feelings.”
Season 11 of RHONJ airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.