Melissa Gorga is Accused of Blocking Gia Out of “Desperation” as She Says She Has “No Intentions” to Leave RHONJ, Plus Live Viewing Thread

by Lindsay Cronin
Melissa Gorga is Accused of Blocking Gia Out of "Desperation" to Remain on RHONJ as She Says She Has "No Intentions" to Leave Show, Plus Live Viewing Thread

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Melissa Gorga is being accused of blocking her niece, Gia Giudice, on Instagram to retain her role on The Real Housewives of New Jersey for its upcoming but yet-to-be-confirmed 14th season.

Just as she proclaimed on her podcast that she has no plans to leave the Bravo reality series, despite her intense drama with sister-in-law Teresa Giudice, Melissa was accused of drumming up drama on social media with Gia out of “desperation and pettiness.”

“I have no intentions on leaving,” Melissa said on a recent episode of On Display With Melissa Gorga, via Entertainment Tonight. “I never run away when the going gets tough, that’s not my personality.”

“Our family has been through ups and downs for so many years on this show,” she added. “I have never left before and I have no intentions of leaving now.”

Melissa also addressed her future on RHONJ in March, when she appeared on Elvis Duran & The Morning Show.

“What will be the signs that it’s time to hang it up and not do the show anymore?” Elvis had asked.

“You know, I never really asked myself that question much until lately,” Melissa admitted. “Just because it’s like, how long can you keep going? At one point do you say, ‘Wow, this has been quite a ride, I’ve had so many opportunities. I’ve built a brand off this, and is it time to try something else?'”

“I haven’t thought about it much ever before. It’s recently,” she added. “I don’t think I’m ready just yet. I feel like I have a couple more in me. Unless, you know, Bravo has other plans.”

As her family feud continues to play out on RHONJ, with husband Joe Gorga also feuding with Teresa and her husband, Luis Ruelas, Melissa has been at odds with Gia.

As RHONJ fans may have heard, Gia confirmed on her mom Teresa’s podcast earlier this month that her aunt blocked her on Instagram. And days later, an insider suspected she had an ulterior motive for doing so.

“Melissa and Joe [Gorga] are just desperately trying to stir up any drama so they can stay on Bravo,” an insider told In Touch Weekly. “For a 40+ year old woman to be starting feuds with little girls on social media screams desperation and pettiness.”

On the May 3 episode of Namaste B$tches, Gia said it was “weird” that Melissa blocked her.

“She blocked me on my public account, my private account, and my clothing line account,” she explained. “Somebody told me she posted something about me, so I went to go look, and I was like, ‘I’m blocked on everything,’ so I’m blocked from everything from her.”

RHONJ Live Viewing – This is also the live viewing thread for tonight’s new episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13. Please share your thoughts below as the episode airs at 9/8c on Bravo.