Jackie Goldschneider seemingly clapped back at Melissa Gorga’s recent diss, complimented Teresa Giudice, and shared whether the sisters-in-law have filmed together since their heated Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion.
Last week, a video surfaced of Melissa complaining about Jackie behind her back, saying the now-‘friend of’ wants to be invited to ‘every single party.’ Many fans are beginning to believe that Melissa and Jackie are on the outs as Jackie is getting closer to Teresa.
“Great party!” she gushed before seeming to throw shade at Melissa’s insult.
“Loved being invited.”
Speaking with ET, Jackie addressed whether the sisters-in-law have filmed together.
“They’ve been in the room together,” explained the star, who hinted that the family feud may not have a big impact on the current season.
“I will say, it’s a testament to the show that we’re having a fantastic season, even without Teresa and Melissa destroying each other,” explained the mother of four. “I don’t know for sure that we need that. It’s a great season.”
She then addressed her ‘friend of’ status. “I am still a main part of the cast. I just don’t have a personal storyline, but this is my personal storyline,” said Jackie, referring to her book, The Weight of Beautiful. “I’m not really feeling the difference… However things are right now is how they’re meant to be, and however things happen throughout the course of this show is clearly how they were meant to happen. I couldn’t ask for anything more, so I’m not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth.”
Jackie eventually alluded to her past drama with Teresa (who brought up a rumor that Jackie’s husband had cheated on her), and she indicated that it pushed her to seek help for disordered eating.
“As traumatic as the events with Teresa were, they brought me to the lowest point and I don’t know that if I hadn’t found myself on the floor one day because of them that I would’ve said, ‘I have to stop doing this to myself,'” said Jackie. “I don’t regret that they’ve happened, but also part of my recovery from my eating disorder was letting go of a lot of the trauma from my past that was keeping me scared. Part of letting go of trauma was letting go of what happened with them, with the rumor.”
According to Jackie, discussing her disordered eating is “equal parts scary and really exciting and liberating … I don’t feel like it’s a topic that’s spoken about nearly enough, and that’s why people live with so much secrecy and shame around eating disorders, so I’m happy to be a voice of that recovery.”
“I think it’s entirely possible to recover without a reality show in your life, however, I didn’t feel strong enough to recover without more people than just myself holding me accountable,” she went on, “… For all the things that people might wanna say about reality TV, Bravo was amazing. They set me up with a great recovery center. They made sure that I was in good hands. They supported me. They didn’t rush me. They really were great.”
Jackie’s current relationship with food, she explained, is “so good.”
“I am not going to pretend that I am fully recovered. I would say that I am about 80 percent recovered,” said the star. “… My health has been epically restored… I think I look great. I’m very happy with my body, but I also tried not to put too much stock in my body itself.”