Just when you think the Melissa Gorga Teresa Giudice family drama couldn’t get any more complicated, it does!
Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice had some beautiful moments on this week’s episode of RHONJ. However, it all quickly ended when Melissa continued to shoot down every olive branch Teresa extended regarding her wedding.
Turns out Melissa has a huge issue with Teresa asking that her son Gino Gorga, walk in the wedding with Teresa’s youngest daughter, Audriana Giudice. Melissa accuses Teresa of trying to use Gino as a “prop” and wonders why Teresa yet again picked Gino to be in the wedding over her daughter, Antonia Gorga.
“It’s weird to me that it’s Gino and still not Antonia. I mean, it’s, the girl usually picks the girls and she’s jumping into Gino just skipped right over Antonia. And then I thought to myself, two things. Gino’s not gonna be a prop at this point. He’s not gonna be the saving grace to say like, I had someone from your family.”-Melissa
Teresa says she wanted members of her family a part of the wedding. Since Gino is her godson, Teresa thought it would be the perfect option. She notes that her now-husband Louie Ruelas warned her not to ask Melissa if Gino could participate in the wedding because he knew she’d say no.
“We’re hugging. I’m like, oh my God, this is just a beautiful moment. Then why are you crying? Where are these tears coming from? Like, that’s what I’m saying. I don’t know where her head’s at. Because if you’re crying and you want peace, and you want things to be better, if I’m extending an olive branch, then you need to take it. You know? That’s how you make things better.”-Teresa
As for the rest of the RHONJ cast, they have differing viewpoints.
Rachel Fuda thinks Teresa realizes she made “mistakes” with her wedding and asking Gino to be in her wedding was an “olive branch.”
On the other hand, Danielle Cabral was hopeful that this could be the moment that changes Melissa and Teresa’s relationship for the better.
“Melissa was very upset and crying, and I was like, ‘Oh, you know, this could be it. This could be the moment.’ Everybody’s kind of like wanting [them to] just gonna hug it out and cry,” Danielle admitted.
“I think she knew that they were not gonna be into that and she was going to use that. That would’ve made Melissa Gorga and Joe look bad. And they’re smart enough to know that if your kids are in the wedding, but you say no, you don’t wanna be in the wedding, but you’ll let your kids be in the wedding. It makes you look like you’re being vindictive. It’s a little bit using the kids as a pawn.”
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Melissa accused Teresa of using Gino as a “prop” and wondered why Teresa chose Gino over her own daughter, Antonia. She found it strange that Teresa skipped over Antonia and picked Gino instead.
Teresa wanted members of her family to be involved in her wedding, and since Gino is her godson, she thought it would be a perfect option. However, her now-husband Louie Ruelas warned her not to ask Melissa if Gino could participate because he knew Melissa would say no.
Rachel Fuda believes that Teresa asking Gino to be in the wedding was an “olive branch” and a realization of her past mistakes. Danielle Cabral is hopeful that this incident could be the turning point for Melissa and Teresa’s relationship. On the other hand, Jackie Goldschneider thinks that Teresa’s decision was a calculated move to make Melissa and Joe Gorga look bad, using the kids as pawns.