Teresa Giudice Opens Up About Family Retreat
The RHONJ star says Melissa Gorga meddled in her attempt to reconcile with her brother.
Did you really think things would get any better when the The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast headed to Lake George, N.Y., for a "healing" retreat? If anything, Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga's feud is worse than ever—at least according to Teresa.
In her latest blog post, Teresa says she was desperate to re-connect with her estranged brother Joe Gorga—but says it was impossible because his wife Melissa wouldn't stop "meddling." "Every time I tried to get through to Joey, Melissa would whisper in his ear," Teresa writes. "It was beyond frustrating."
While Teresa does not discuss the biggest moment from the episode—the physical fight that erupted between her husband Joe Giudice and brother Joe Gorga—she does open up about her war of words with her sister-in-law.
Beef No. 1: Teresa is upset that Melissa blames her for talking smack about Melissa when, according to Teresa, she isn't involved. "I have nothing to do with digging up dirt on her," says Teresa. "I could care less about her past."
Beef No. 2: Melissa is a "hypocrite" for telling Andy Cohen that you don't mess with anyone's marriage. She said "that was a line she wouldn't cross," recalls Teresa. "Wow. She just crossed it in this episode. Like ran across it with a Mack truck. I was surprised and sickened by what she said about my marriage."
Teresa also issued a thinly veiled threat: "She is very, very lucky that I'm keeping quiet about the things I do know." Ruh-roh.
Anyone holding their breath for Teresa to say "I'm sorry" -- most of all Melissa -- should just exhale now, says Teresa. "She keeps trying to beat an apology out of me," Teresa writes. "I'm sorry but I can't apologize for something I didn't do."
At least one thing made Teresa laugh: The moment Melissa dramatically got on her knees to apologize. "Maybe if Melissa got on her knees in front of me before this point, we wouldn't have any of these problems!" Teresa reasoned. "If she was only that humble normally...She only did it to make me look bad. And it did make me mad, but I held it together."