In early August, Joe Gorga and his wife, Melissa Gorga, skipped out on the anticipated wedding of his sister Teresa Giudice after the bride reportedly unearthed cheating rumors about Melissa.
For many years, the two sisters-in-law have had a strenuous relationship, which is often highlighted on their show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
In an interview with Us Weekly at the August 28 VMAs, Melissa and Joe addressed the drama over “rumors.”
When asked to identify the greatest test that RHONJ placed on their relationship, Melissa answered, “Almost definitely the rumors… There’s a lot of rumors that come out about me, and you know what? We just keep hitting ’em, swatting ’em like flies, [and] they just keep coming.”
Joe and Melissa also revealed that they haven’t spoken to Teresa since the wedding.
“It’s been tough,” said Joe.
The interviewer eventually asked, “What would it take to get you and Teresa back on track, and do you foresee that happening?”
“We don’t know. That’s a very long answer,” said Melissa. Joe then added, “Let’s see what the future holds.”
At the same event, Melissa told Page Six that she “needs a break” from all the drama.
“I am looking to put it all behind me,” she said. “We just finished [filming]. We just wrapped, and I need a break. Let’s just put it that way.”
She also teased the upcoming season, “There’s just a lot of answers. I feel like people want to know why about the wedding and about all these things, and you’ll get a lot of answers.”
According to their friend Frank Catania, the season finale (where Teresa reportedly spread the rumors) was explosive. The former attorney suggested that multiple castmates had to be separated.
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