Melissa Gorga

Melissa isn't convinced that Teresa was not involved with Kim D's plan.

on Oct 16, 2012

Did I contact Danielle to get on the show?

NO! I've said it many times; she saw the sprinkle cookie story on Facebook and inboxed me. She did ask me to film with her, and I declined. Was it a little malicious? Yes. Teresa and I weren't even speaking at the time, and it wasn't because of the show. It was because of hurtful comments she used to say to me that I would constantly brush off. I always smiled at her and let it go. Yes, it sat in my head, and yes, a lot of the comments she used to make are very similar to the ones you've seen her say to me for the last two seasons. The thing is I never threw the first punch. I pretty much took anything she threw at me in the beginning. I'm a smart girl and I knew her type from Day 1, but this is my husband’s sister, so what was I supposed to do? I dealt with it. Then as Joe and I started really building our family and becoming more successful, Teresa and Juicy's comments would become more and more hurtful. Sometimes I would brush them off and Joe just wouldn't be able to. We would leave their house and just say, "What the hell was that?" Mind you this was years before the show. So did I speak to Danielle? Yes. Did I meet with Danielle? No. To this day I have never met Danielle in person.
Did I ever try to get on the show before I was asked to be on it?

NO! I never once asked Teresa to put me or my family on the show. I've never called a producer and there was no audition tape where we said we will “take down” Teresa. If I had, I probably wouldn't be on the show. They don't cast people who beg and promise malicious things. As you can see, there are many desperate people on Twitter begging to be on the show. None of them get cast. It's not Bravo's style. The more you want it, the less likely you are to get it. You didn't see a lot of us because of the circumstances I just described above. You want real talk. I remember when Teresa got offered the show. She was at my house for dinner and we were all discussing it as a family. Most were telling her not to do it. I told her to go for it. I said take the opportunity. If I had been jealous I wouldn't have told her to go for it. I also called her and said congrats when she got it! To be honest, I thought it would calm her down with me. I thought this would help her feel like she "wins" -- that she is the best. I thought she would feel more secure now and stop coming at me so we could just be a family. I was so wrong about that. It just got worse. Whatever little "need to be the best" bug that was inside of her was biting her harder. It started to become out of control. The truth is a few years later the producers contacted me and we took that same opportunity.