Gia Giudice grew up on the Real Housewives of New Jersey and has been privy to most of the drama on the show since its inception.
Even though Gia is now an adult her uncle Joe Gorga, and several members of the RHONJ cast, believe she’s still “too young” actually to be involved in the drama.
Season 12 was a turning point for Gia on RHONJ. For the first time, she was directly involved with major storyline drama on the show and wasn’t just a background player. During season 12 fans saw Gia have direct drama with not only her uncle but also Margaret Josephs.
“I think she’s just too young right now to get involved. I just want her to go be happy, be a [then-20-year-old] and just go enjoy her life,” Joe explained on the RHONJ After Show. “She’s been through enough sh-t in her life. Just don’t get involved in this stuff.”
Melissa Gorga agreed, saying, “Margaret is essentially like a 52-year-old woman. To even try to have a conversation with a 20-year-old is just weird.”
Both Jackie Goldschneider and Margaret also believed that Gia didn’t need to be involved in their drama with her mother and that the whole situation was awkward.
Jackie quipped it was “very uncomfortable” to argue with the child of one of her c0-stars while Margaret said, “I was upset. I was like, ‘Gia’s a nice young woman. She doesn’t need to be in this drama.’”
On the other hand, Teresa was in full support of Gia’s involvement, saying, “It felt good because I don’t have too many people sticking up for me.”
Meanwhile, on the Side Piece Podcast, Joe Gorga admitted that he almost quit RHONJ after the family drama on the show started to include his nieces, Gia and Milania.
“I’ll deal with sister. I’ll deal with my brother-in-law. I’ll deal with all that nonsense but not my nieces. You know what that did to me? You know I wasn’t filming after that. I don’t think I filmed for a month, maybe three weeks. I was quitting. Production kind of slowed down; they weren’t even filming that much. I wasn’t there. They were just doing outside stuff. I’m telling you I wasn’t filming,” Joe explained.
He reiterated, “I was going to quit. I was going to quit. I was done. I was like, I’m not doing this. I’m not going to sit on my show and argue with my nieces. No, no, I’m not doing that.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.