Joe Gorga is mentioning it all!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband is spilling the tea on everything from claims his wife Melissa Gorga’s lack of storyline to his now non-existent relationship with his cousins Rosie Pierri and Kathy and Rich Wakile.
When Joe and Melissa first joined RHONJ they were on the outs with Joe’s sister and OG Housewife Teresa Giudice. They were however closer than close with Joe and Tre’s cousins Rosie, Kathy, and Rich. Yet, when Joe and Melissa made peace with Teresa their relationship with Rosie and the Wakiles fell apart since Teresa wanted nothing to do with her cousins.
Now, Joe is giving some insight into his and Melissa’s fallout with Rosie, Kathy, and Rich plus so much more.
“I can’t believe we are still there [on RHONJ],” Joe said during an appearance on the Side Piece with Melissa Pfeister podcast. “It’s 12 years later and we are still there and it’s not getting better. It’s actually getting a little worse now that the kids are involved. I get depressed, it’s sad. People say Melissa doesn’t have a storyline, thank god we don’t have a storyline.”
He continued, “In this show, you have to have drama and problems, cheating, prison. We don’t want that, I would rather not have a storyline. Why can’t we be normal? Don’t people want to see that? How to raise your kids the right way, how to love each other, how does [sic] a husband and wife respects [sic] each other. That’s beautiful and hard to see these days. That’s our storyline.”
As for his fallout with Rosie, Joe claims she changed amid her popularity on RHONJ.
“Rosie was awesome. When I used to get in trouble in grammar school, I’d be in the principal’s office, and they would say ‘we are calling your parents.’ I would say, ‘you can’t call my parents because they are in Italy, so you have to call my cousin.’ I lied. They would say [to Rosie], ‘You have to pick up Joe, he’s getting suspended.’ She would come [to] pick me up. She always had my back when I was in trouble. She would always bail me out,” Joe explained.
“But then she changed,” Joe insists. “She got on the show with Richie, and that changed her. Richie held on to Rosie because that was the golden egg to stay on the show. He would say, ‘If you want Rosie, she’s coming with us if you don’t sign us.’”
Joe went on to diss Kathy and Rich, saying, “No, we don’t talk to Kathy and Richie. We are done. We’ve had issues with them. Honestly, they are insecure people. I’m being real. One time they got fired off the show, and we helped them get back on the show with production. We said, ‘we need them back on the show, let’s get them back on.’ We saved them one year. Then they got fired again. We couldn’t save them. We aren’t Andy Cohen. What happens is, when you get caught up in this world that we are in, a lot of jealousy gets involved.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.