Teresa Giudice Shares Sad Update on Daughters’ Relationship With Gorga Kids, Slams Melissa for Questioning Kids’ Role on RHONJ and Saying She Put Food on Table, & Shades Joe Gorga’s “Opportunistic” Reunion With Ex

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Teresa Giudice Slams Melissa for Questioning Daughters' Role on RHONJ, Says She Put Food on Her Table, and Agrees Joe's Reunion With Joe Giudice Was "Opportunistic"

Teresa Giudice isn’t happy about Melissa Gorga questioning her daughters’ roles on The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Before offering an update on her daughters’ relationships with their Gorga cousins and agreeing with daughter Gia Giudice that Joe Gorga‘s recent reunion with Joe Giudice, which he shared on Instagram, was “opportunistic,” Teresa denied Melissa’s claims of putting food on her table when she was in prison, stating that if anyone was feeding the family, it was her.

“The girls are on the show because they’ve been on there since they’re, Gia was 7, [Milania Giudice] was 3, [Gabriella Giudice] was 4 and [Audriana Giudice] was born on the show,” Teresa explained on the February 28 episode of Access Hollywood’s Housewives Nightcap. “And they made them part of it by saying they put food on our table, which they didn’t.”

According to Teresa, Melissa and Joe believe that because they filmed Teresa Checks In while she was behind bars, her kids were able to sustain their lifestyle. But Teresa disagrees.

“If anything, we put food on their table … Let’s get that straight,” Teresa clarified.

Looking back, Teresa said the only reason Melissa and Joe filmed the special in the first place is because they wanted to be on camera — not because they were “doing a favor or doing something nice.”

“My brother came to see me one time and guess why? The cameras were rolling. He got paid for it,” she revealed. “I’m getting the chills out of saying that because that’s heart-wrenching. He came to see me one time.”

“The past 10 years, it’s been heartbreak after heartbreak after heartbreak and I’m done,” she continued.

And while Teresa has expressed interest in her children staying in touch with the Gorgas’ kids, she confirmed they haven’t seen one another recently.

“I know Milania and Antonia SnapChat each other and I don’t know if Gia Snapchats with Antonia or Gabrielle. But the closest ones are Milania and Antonia,” she shared. “There’s 11 granddaughters, including my daughters, on [Joe Giudice]’s side … They all see each other. They’re always seeing Joe’s family even though I don’t talk to them or I don’t hang out with them.”

“That’s the way it should be,” Teresa added.

As for Joe Gorga’s reunion with Joe Giudice in the Bahamas, which Melissa recently insisted wasn’t staged, Teresa agreed with the sentiments of her oldest daughter, Gia, who slammed the encounter as “comical,” stating that her uncle wasn’t even with her dad for five minutes.

“All you have done is talked so poorly about my father. You are such an opportunist to take advantage of the once in a lifetime opportunity to see my father and use it for a post,” Gia had written.

And in response, Teresa said, “It was [opportunistic].”

She then shared new details about their interaction.

“I had told my ex I heard they were there because my girlfriend was on the same plane. So I warned my ex. I’m like, ‘You’re probably gonna see them.’ If you go to Bahamas, [and you] go to Baha Mar, Joe, Juicy Joe is there. He’s there. That’s his hangout spot,” she revealed.

Teresa then noted that Joe Giudice had no idea he was being filmed.

“He didn’t know he was being videoed,” she confirmed. “He told me, ‘Teresa, we saw each other for two minutes then someone else walked in and then they scattered.’ Because it was the girl that was on the plane with them and Melissa didn’t want to see her.”

When Teresa was then asked about why the video was posted, she replied, “Ask my brother.”

“I think he told somebody that he got 10 million views on it. Oh okay, so opportunist,” she stated. “You first talk about him and say nasty things about him but then you post a video with him? It doesn’t make sense.”

The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.