As the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members continue to spar in the press, often discussing their “toxic” dynamic and fleeting hope for a future reconciliation, Melissa seemingly agreed with social media users who called out Gia for potentially lying and accused Teresa of being jealous of Melissa’s marriage to her brother, Joe Gorga.
“Teresa asked Gia and Milania if Melissa spoke to them, and Gia made it sound like she only said hi and bye, but we literally saw Melissa approach the girls to speak to them,” a RHONJ viewer wrote on March 8.
In recent weeks, Melissa and Joe have been accused of lying about how involved they were with Teresa’s daughters when she served her 11-month prison sentence in 2015. However, as a second person stated, another moment suggested all was well between them until Teresa’s husband, Luis Ruelas, came into their lives — even though Gia previously said otherwise.
“So Joe and Melissa were there are and they were around frequently before the Louie mess? But Gia, last week you said they were strangers boo,” they said.
Also, on Twitter, in a third tweet “liked” by Melissa, another person accused Teresa of acting out against Melissa out of jealousy.
“They are showing old episodes, and now I get why Teresa doesn’t like you. She is totally jealous of the love and support you and Joe have in your marriage. She has never supported you. Keep your love, light, and happiness!” they suspected.
In another social media post, shared on her Instagram Story, Melissa included a post by Bravo’s Chat Room on Instagram, which praised Melissa for “reacting with grace, honesty, and taking back control of the narrative with the truth” and listed off a series of events that reportedly took place between the Gorgas and the Giudices.
“Teresa blamed Joe Gorga for herself going to prison and got into a fight with him the morning she went to prison,” one claim stated.
“Teresa purposefully left Joe Gorga off the visitation list for [six] months,” said another.
According to the post, Teresa’s lawyer, James J. Leonard Jr., who previously worked with Melissa, asked Melissa if he could work with Teresa, and Melissa agreed. Then, after Jim “talked some sense into” her, Joe was placed on her visitation list six months after she checked in.
“At this [six] month mark, Tre gave Melissa the blessing to be with her four beautiful [daughters],” read another statement.
And it was also noted that Melissa has photos from the summer of 2015 of herself and Teresa’s daughters “getting ice cream,” getting their “nails done,” and doing other things.
“PS Gia said in her confessional last episode that everything was great with the Gorgas until Luis came into the picture,” the post concluded.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.