If you remember, during the trip to Ireland, Rachel Fuda asks Teresa if her kids are close to Melissa Gorga‘s kids. Teresa explains that they used to be but notes that her daughter Milania Giudice was really hurt that Antonia missed her Sweet 16 party.
While Teresa said NOTHING bad about Antonia, Melissa accused Teresa of trying to drag their kids into the family drama and told her not to blame anything on Antonia, which Teresa made clear wasn’t her intention at all.
Melissa went on to tell Teresa:
You be that aunt. I’m not gonna be that aunt. Melissa To Teresa Giudice
The returning Real Housewives of Orange County star declared that she is now 100% Team Melissa.
“I am team — especially now — Melissa, one thousand percent. One thing that I really like about Joe [Gorga] and Melissa is they do not put their kids in the middle. And they do not say bad things about Teresa to their kids. And it’s nonstop. It’s like, don’t get the kids involved, don’t do it.”
On the other hand, Teddi believes that Teresa mentioned Antonia in the hope that “Melissa [would] look like she doesn’t try hard to make things happen.”
Tamra agreed, adding:
“Whenever Melissa tries to explain herself, Teresa shuts her down, ‘Oh tit for tat, oh you got to bring that up.’ Well, why is it okay for Teresa to bring it up?”
Furthermore, Melissa took issue with Teresa asking her son Gino Gorga to walk in the wedding. The 44-year-old accused Teresa of using Gino as a “prop” and was unhappy that Teresa asked Gino over Antonia.
On the RHONJ After Show, Melissa said:
“He’s not going to be the saving grace to say like ‘I had someone.’ I think she’s starting to realize, like, ‘Wow, this is a little of f–ked up that there’s not one person coming to the wedding that’s my real family.’ It’s weird to me that it’s Gino, still not Antonia. I mean, it’s the girl who usually picks the girls, and she’s jumping to Gino. She skipped right over Antonia.”
RHONJ airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.
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Tamra Judge took issue with Teresa mentioning her niece Antonia Gorga because she believed that Teresa was trying to drag their kids into the family drama. Tamra supports Melissa Gorga and believes that she and her husband Joe do not put their kids in the middle of their issues with Teresa.
Melissa accused Teresa of using her son Gino as a “prop” because she was unhappy that Teresa asked Gino to walk in the wedding instead of her daughter Antonia. Melissa felt that Teresa was favoring Gino over Antonia and believed that it was unfair.
e Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.