"When the going gets tough," Joe Gorga admitted on Sunday's epsiode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, "Teresa gets going."
No kidding: the estranged siblings had an epic showdown at the gym, which caused Teresa Giudice to throw water, flip a trashcan and storm out after Joe insulted her husband's parenting.
"For my brother to bring that up is so f--king low, insinuating that my husband is not a good father to my children, or a good husband to me," she said.
Now that time has passed from their emotional showdown, Teresa has reflected on the incident. But she still thinks her brother's attack was unnecessary. "I don't understand how he could even say half the things that came out of his mouth, directly to my face, in public in front of America," she writes in her latest blog post. "I get it that in the heat of the moment people who have deep feelings for each other know how to hurt each other the most, but still, there are lines you don't cross. When Joey started talking about my husband's parenting, that was it for me. He crossed the line and was out of line.
For her part, Joe's wife Melissa Gorga believes that Teresa is the one who escalated things unnecessarily. "Joe stayed calm and just threw a little shade back at Teresa," she writes in her blog. "And she freaked out, threw water, flipped a trash can and stormed out. He gave her a taste of her own medicine, and she did not like it."
Do you think Joe was out of line? Or did Teresa overreact? Tell us in the comments.
Teresa and Joe Face Off at the Gym
All the talk from us is a moot point...in the next two episodes everyone becomes friends. So let's start taking bets on long this will last. I have a hundred dollars says it will take them 1 week to start up again. Any takers?
I want to start by declaring the Juicy Joe is the MAN, you got to give the dude credit for putting up with T's shit. He speaks with great wisdom and must be respected. I understand he pitched a new show to Bravo featuring his time in the joint and chronicling his trials and tribulations. We can watch family visits and T can model her latest fashions. I'll sure watch, let's all hope this show becomes a reality. Gotta love the guy....
First, JoeGo and Melissa want to move away, sell home, change school, etc. Then he tells Carolyn he wants to make mends with his sister. So, I'm sure the gym encounter was setup for it to happen. Tre' approaches her brother ....could've turned out well...but no Joe starts bringing up stuff which leads to another argument. Then, he says, if he could go back in time he wouldn't have his sister marry Joe Giudice. SO, seems to me like his problem with his sister and his parents must've started then. Why blame Teresa not accepting his wife ?? Joe Gorga is the one with the issues here...Everyone hates Joe Giu but he's as bad as the rest of the husbands in the show. With Joe Giu what you see is what you get. Teresa loves and accepts him....it's no ones business...Melissa is happy having a relationship with her mother and sisters, she couldn't care less about her SIL and in laws. She should let her husband and kids visit the grandparents a couple hours on the weekend, and move on with her life...and out of the show.
Is Teresa for real's? Her husband called her the "C" word and much worse and she takes offense to her brother calling him an "it" questing his parenting was a low blow but the guy is a jerk he talks crap about Melissa all the time and the one time Joe stands up for his wife and family Teresa gets butt hurt she needs to get a grip, her husband is a low down cheating scum bag and Joe was being nice Teresa needs to get her head out of the clouds when it comes to her husband because she knows and we all know he is no prince.
You need to understand that your brother LOVES HIS WIFE and will ALWAYS back his wife even if it means he disagrees with you. You need to stop competing with Melissa and focus on being a good parent to your kids (instead of trying to manipulate them) and earn a living.
You need to focus on the TRUTH of a situation, not how you want to paint it afterwards. I am so glad there is video evidence so that when you go to therapy your therapist can help you see that your interpretation of events is completely whacked.
Or you could just stop lying. Your choice.
I have a lot of respect for Teresa, for forgiving her brother for his comments on his first show, at his own sons christening, he showed how low class he was from the start, but she forgave him. This weeks episode really showed how all the cast is obsessed with Teresa, even when she is not around, Shame on all of them, they keep all the drama going, and then somehow in their delusions they blame Teresa. They may all need therapy. I was tired of this show last year, and after this week I am done. Without Teresa they are all irrelevent and boring! And yes I agree, finally we are seeing more of Melissa's true colors, and she is just not nice.
I am in total agreement with your comment. I have no idea why this group of people have chosen one of their group to attack constantly. I like Teresa. She has defended herself well against people who evidently have nothing better to do.
I think Teresa really needs to be off the show. For you people who like her or root for her, you have a problem - just listening to anything she says makes me sick to my stomach. She is oblivious to how much she starts/stirs things up/ is so self-absorbed. She said before "she drops everything for her parents" yet was going to the hospital for the first time the next afternoon - my mom went into the hospital, I was driving to their state at 230 in the morning to be there. Every time Teresa comes on now I change the channel.
Joe's actions and comments are just "bad." He isn't garnering any sympathy from me, he needs to "man up" and get over it. He seems to be losing testosterone, and gaining estrogen.
I am tiring of Teresa acting like a spoiled 2 year old over and over and over again. And that shrieking voice...is it driving anyone else to change the channel?
While I am neither "Team Teresa" or "Team Melissa", like we were back in grade school or something, I do feel that Teresa has denigrated Melissa from Day 1. I feel it is very possible she is angry that Melissa AND Kathy BOTH came on 'her' show (kinda like self-absorbed Vicki from the OC) and has set out to discredit Melissa from that day...poor Kathy just seems to get the backlash from that. IF she is mad because they did not tell her in advance, I get that, but is that REALLY the reason for the fury behind Teresa vs Melissa? I think perhaps not. Perhaps it is that until Melissa came along...Teresa was the center of attention and she does NOT like competition. THAT much is obvious even to those who are SO vehement in their defense.
On a side note, I find it highly entertaining that people get REALLY mad when anyone says anything the slightest bit derogatory about their 'team'. It is beyond my comprehension that anyone would get SO invested in the lives of people they have never met, do not know personally and most likely never WILL meet them on that level. Makes me wonder and worry about the direction of this country a lot more than I used to do!
Melissa - I really worry about your husband's health. This situation with his sister seems to bother him a lot however he is unable to change it. Something is very broken with his relationship with his sister and as hard as I try, I can't put my finger on it. It's something worse than sibling rivalry because neither Joe or Teresa blame their parents for playing favorites or choosing side. The parents seem to be neutral. It's very odd in an Italian family for sister and brother to hate each other so much.
About freaking time Joe Giudice told is sister off...My God!
I'm actually glad he grew some balls and stood up to her.
Teresa needs to understand that the same way she defends her husband, her brother is going to defend his wife and marriage as well.
But unfortunately Teresa only has 2 brain cells, and they're fighting with each other, so she's incapable to understand anything.
Lauren Manso said it once, and it';;l remain true forever: Joe belongs to Melissa, and Teresa needs to get over it".
Oh Teresa hatersLOL
You mean JoeGorga
Teresa problem is why is Joe attacking her, when Joe already knows Melissa is behind it.
I think Rosie is the reason this show is NOT for kids. she does not represent gays with the way she talk and acts. she is giving ALL gays a bad rep with the way she acts. and the things that come out of he mouth. Andy would not act like this!!!!! There is a lot more going on than what we know, and she might need some professional help because there is way to much anger built up in her. I have always Loved Teresa and now I Love her more because she never trashes and cusses anyone no matter how much they come at her like a bunch of rabid dogs. She just picks herself up by her bootstraps and keeps on working to support her family.
Let the haters keep hateing, it only makes them look bad not Tre. I wish Tre could get her own show for her, Juicy, and the girls because THAT would be a good show. they are down to earth and very funny. I PREDICT it would be a hit for Bravo. people are begging for it BRAVO are you listening????????
@GrandBeth You comment is truly strange, sorry to say. It is really just a reason to casually throw out latent homophobia. Why in the world would the actions of one Lesbian on a reality show make all folks who are gay look bad? Do you believe that the actions of Juicy Joe make all heterosexual men look bad? Just because he likes to pee by the side of the road, belch loudly at the reunion, and call his wife the "c" word, do you think he somehow disparages all straight men? Sorry, but thinking people realize that the behavior of one individual does not compromise an entire group of people. Your comment has been the sad basis for discrimination against African Americans, Gays, and women for hundreds of years. And just for the record, the fact that Teresa offers her husband anal sex while sitting 10 feet away from her brother, then has sex with her husband, on camera in a vineyard, is the reason this show is not right for any kids, but most especially not Teresa's.
Rosie is a PERSON and reacts like a human being! Do you suppose gay people should act certain way? Bigot much?
Melissa's true colors are coming out, i always knew she was fishy! playing the victim card...if it wasn't for you T, the show would suck! Melissa needs to go!
He is the first on to bring up a bad subject, and on purpose! He was just waiting........She didnt say anything wrong.
I think this "chance meeting" was a setup. If you notice here lately that T & J do not appear with the other cast and their families. The only airtime she is getting is at the store with Gia or the birthday party and Melissa was there until the wanna a be HW Kim D started in on her about Tre's dad and that was cut short. By the way it is alright for Kim D to talk about her dad but Kathy who is related cannot. That is really messed up. I just think that her airtime is limited because nobody wants to be around her and her toxic logic. She really is not relavent to this show. I have seen this on other reality shows when you have that one person that has ticed off the rest of the cast they don't return for the next season.
lini13I agree! Toxic logic.. I was wondering if she gets it from her dad since he hasn't talked to his sister either.
Teresa, you nee to watch the episode again. As soon as Joe told you something personal, that he cries at night, you start in about Melissa! I think you are obsessed with her! The fact that Joe was there early when he normally isn't shows he wanted to talk to you. You just started attacking him! When he gave it back, you became more livid!! Get over yourself, do you want a family or do you want to pretend you're always right?
I think he's just as obsessed with her husband. You heard him...I don't get it if you're dead to your sister MOVE ON!!
bravofan12 HousewifeFan@54 54 He's not obsessed, he's disgusted with the man who treats his sister so disrespectfully.
trish8418 HousewifeFan@54 54
right, because he showed his sister more respect when insulting her at the christening....and he's blood...unlike a husband..PLEASE! And he never defends his sister when the rest of the crew bad mouths her....he goes along. I believe he has a screw loose in his head along with this house LOL
bravofan12 trish8418 HousewifeFan@54 54
Dynamics between siblings and dynamics between spouses are two differents beasts!!
I would like to just say to Teresa, what good it does for you to win the battle but loose the war. To keep your extended family together, don’t do the bickering and picking apart of everything. It doesn’t matter who is right or wrong, all that matters is that a family stays together. I am going to give you an example. You were upset because Melissa didn’t visit your father. Who cares if she did or didn’t, as long as you were there. Who cares if she lied and said she did. Eventually the truth will come to the light; you don't need to help it along because it makes you look like an instigator. Be happy for what you have and enjoy your incredible life. Rise about the fray. Peace and love to everyone.
@NYCrealrealhousewife @a_real_OC_girl @karen9822 no kidding. I am stunned by folks who hold her brother to a higher standard than her husband. The truth is, Joey said his words in a fit of anger. Juicy just said his because it was Wednesday.
No Theresa - you were WRONG! You don't like it when Joe turns the table on you. Melissa has done nothing wrong. She keeps extending the olive branch and you turn around and smack her with it. What goes around - comes around. You should apologize for all your back-stabbing ways, and also ditch Kim D, who loves to fuel the fire. I cannot believe two siblings cary on the way you do.
momof4. Joe backstabs her alot more than he admits too! They both are being stupid..as for melissa she is not got good character at all! She loves this! It keeps her relevant!
Starry65 momof4. Being on a hit TV show kinda makes them ALL relevant doesn't it? :)
Joe definitely crossed the line! He called her husband "it". He's talking about how Joe treats Tre, but look how he treats his sister! He's definitely making mountains out of molehills. He is obsessed with Joe Guidice! He needs to get over it. He and Melissa are way too sensitive over every little thing.
Obsessed about what? There is nothing good about Juicy Joe. Joey gave Teresa a taste of her own medicine. She starts to attack Melissa five minutes into a conversation. So he did the same thing to her. We've all seen how Joe talks to Teresa and the names he called her. Joey wants her to see that she's constantly attacking his wife so he's attacking her husband.
@Dookie1 @nuch How dare you besmirch Juicy Joe? He is a good man, true he is a sinner but then again we all are.
nuch i dont understand how that is crossing the line after everything teresa and joe and even her kids have said about joe's wife melissa
nuch And I suppose if your sister-in-law ran all over town telling anyone and everyone that would listen that you were a stripper...you'd just sit back quietly and let her, right? Joe obsessed w/ Joe G? I don't see it that way. I see it as a man who feels the man his sister is married to talks crap about him and his wife all the time and has tried to drive a wedge between him and his own father. Yeah, I think I would be 'obsessed' with someone like that too.
Yes, he called Joe G "it". Joe G has called Melissa the "c" word. Personally I'd rather be called an "it" than a "C". No MAN would call a woman that word in MY world.
Why did you turn over the trash can, Theresa? You had a temper tantrum and made a big mess for the cleaning person at the gym. You were mad. I get that part. But why take it out on the cleaning lady or the janitor? As if their jobs aren't hard enough, they have to clean up after pigs like you who make extra work for them.