For several seasons of the Real Housewives of New Jersey it seemed like we'd never witness peace between the Gorgas and the Giudices, but as loyal viewers know, over the past few weeks, the incredible has happened: the two warring families have found a way to resolve their differences. On last night's Watch What Happens Live, the one question everyone wanted to ask Melissa Gorga was simple: What's the status of the two families' relationship today—especially in light of the Giudice's serious legal situation.
"We are in a much better place than we've been in a really long time," Gorga says. "And yes, of course I've reached out and spoke to Teresa, and um, she knows, you know, I have her back and that, you know, the kids of course are the number one priority and, you know, that's what Joe and I are always here for no matter what."
Looking back at the epic brawl between her husband Joe and Teresa's Juicy Joe in upstate New York, Gorga said the showdown took a toll on her: "It was so stressful. I mean, we went from rock bottom to hugging it out, drinking, I had a couple of drinks, I was so relieved that it was better."
And it seems like the treaty has held. Gorga insists the two families are "better together." "I feel like everyone likes to see us together, anyway. It's just more fun, it's better, it's easy," she says.
"We have a lot in common," she goes on. "As much as we don't have in common, we have stuff in common as well. We just have a good time together."
And the "key," she adds, is that the kids can be together. "That's the most important part. You know, my husband has one sister."
Watch Melissa Gorga look back at the Joes' fight and talk about how nice it is now that the family gets along and tell us in the comments: did you think the peace between the two families would last?
Melissa I think you are the biggest phony and liar on the entire housewives show. EVERYONE IS CATCHING ON TO YOUR NONSENSE. You think you are so gorgeous but your phony ways are so ugly.
Melissa you talk a good game but I think your PHONY you'd love see Teresa fall and I bet your smiling and saying I told you so
Well The truth has a way of coming out and You and Joe have a good marriage a Teresa tries real hard to be with a Man who is taking her down You ae a kind person watch your back
Melissa I understand why you have Teresa's back but, I have seen Teresa first on Celebrity Apprentice I didn't even know who he was but her actions on that show were awful. She was down right nasty and lies she reminded me of my brother who lied so much he didn't know what the truth was and that is exactly the same behavior I see her doing. Like I said I understand your reasons for backing her up as I did my brother so many times but he played it one too many times with me and I was done I wasn't going to enable him any longer and that's what you need to do with Teresa. Seeing her actions on RHONJ just confirms my thoughts of her from Apprentice. You have to know that if you were in her situation I really doubt she would truly have your back.
I think Melissa is in a terrible postion...and the timing of this reconciliation on Teresa's part is suspicious to me. Its like an "unoffical gag order" that has been placed on these family members. Melissa has taken the high road, as she always does...I hope Teresa doesn't tke advantage! Time will tell!
I think Melissa would have Teresa's back. Too bad Teresa would never do the same. Teresa is finally getting exactly what she deserves. When the Fame and Money replace the good things in life, its time to get back to basics and take care of the family first. Teresa and Joe deserve to serve time. I just hope their kids learn a lesson from this and go down a different path as they get older. I cant wait to see how long it takes for Teresa to BLAME everything on Joe. Nothing is ever HER FAULT.