Joe Gorga didn’t hold back one bit on this week’s episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
The Grow With Gorga founder took on Dolores Catania by calling her a “broken woman” in front of the entire RHONJ cast.
“Listen, I love Frank Catania, but he was doing his thing,” Joe declared. “Listen, hold on, I love you like a brother, but you ruined her.”
“I don’t think I’m ruined!” Dolores fired back.
“This is a broken woman,” Joe continued before Margaret Josephs cut him off with a scream.
Jennifer Aydin and Jackie Goldschneider both looked disgusted by Joe’s comment, while Joe’s own wife, Melissa Gorga, looked stunned.
However, Joe didn’t get the hint and continued to insist that Dolores is broken.
“Neanderthal,” Dolores yelled at Joe.
“If I got cheated on, if Melissa cheated on me, I’d be broken,” Joe tried to explain. “I’d be like, ‘Listen, I don’t need nobody. I like my space.’ Just like Dolores.”
It’s no secret that Dolores and Frank were once married. They tied the knot at a young age and welcomed two children, Frankie, 22, and Gabrielle, 25.
Dolores and Frank have been open that their marriage ended due to Frank’s infidelity; however, they have remained extremely close to this day.
Joe then asked Dolores, “Don’t you want to be loved?”
“I feel loved!” Dolores fired back.
“By who?” Joe questioned.
Dolores yelled back, “By David! I’m happy where I am right now.”
She went on to explain that if she needed to make a change in her life, she would make it; however, Joe wasn’t sold and insisted she has a “scarred heart.”
Meanwhile, Jackie weighed on Joe’s outburst and believed that his comments had nothing to do with Dolores and, in fact, were aimed at his wife, Melissa.
“Joe may look like he’s talking to Dolores, but I think he’s trying to send a message to Melissa. You might think that you want all this independence, but without a man stabilizing you and calling the shots, you’re going to be broken too,” Jackie said in her confessional.
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RHONJ airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm EST on BRAVO.
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Source: Page Six