The families of the Real Housewives of New Jersey are as thick as thieves, but as we’ve learned, blood isn’t always thicker than water in the Garden State.
On the May 5 episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Joe Gorga addressed Joseph Wakile’s “farm animal” diss from February.
As we have previously reported, Joseph slammed Melissa and Joe Gorga when fans questioned why they weren’t at his sister, Victoria Wakilie’s Valentine Day weekend wedding.
“Lmao, we cut those farm animals out of our life years ago; that’s why they weren’t in attendance,” Joseph commented on Page Six’s Instagram at the time.
So, what does Joe think of Joseph’s diss?
“That I’m really shocked because I’ve always loved him,” Joe admitted before adding that he thinks Rich Wakile is responsible for his son’s antics.
Joe explained that growing up, he and sister Teresa Giudice had a great relationship with their cousins Rosie Pierri and Kathy Wakile.
However, Joe admits he has no love lost for Richie, and it seems that drama has extended to the Wakile kids.
“Rosie, I do miss,” he added. “I miss Rosie. She was my cousin from growing up. She was always there for me. So I do miss her. Richie Wakile, not so much. And that is the reason why his children are talking the way they are is because of him. Because he’s just not a nice guy.”
Kathy appeared on RHONJ for three seasons. During that time, the Gorgas and Wakiles were as thick as thieves, with both families feuding with Joe and Teresa Giudice. After Kathy left the show, the Gorgas and Wakiles seemed to have a falling out, which Melissa confirmed in November 2019 by revealing the families were no longer speaking.
Melissa previously addressed Joesph’s dig in March during an appearance on WWHL.
“Look, I know they are a little sour about not being on the show any longer, and it’s unfortunate, to be honest. I wish them all well; I love the Wakile children,” she said.
Kathy fired back that same month and explained that while she expected to bicker with Melissa and Teresa on RHONJ, she never thought the drama would tear their family apart for good.
“I thought, ‘Sure, well, we may have some words, but we’ll be able to resolve it,’” she said. “We never really had a real disagreement before.”
“I never went on thinking that I was going to be like, on a side, you know? It was never supposed to be a side because we were one family…I wish them well, but I’ve moved on. You try to do the best you can in a relationship, and that happens in real life. That happens without reality TV taking a part in it.”
RHONJ airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm EST on BRAVO.
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Source: Page Six