Melissa Gorga

Melissa opens up about the Joe vs. Joe fight.

on Jul 22, 2013

Hi everyone. I hope you are enjoying your summer. I can’t believe we are almost half way through!  I know these last few episodes have been very dark, but we had to go through what you are seeing to get to a better place.
 
When Teresa went out and told her husband what her brother called her, Joe Guidice came flying into the ballroom yelling and aggressive. Ten years of hurt and anger in my husband just exploded. He had reached his breaking point. Joe Giudice immediately demanded an apology when his wife was called “scum.” I wonder how he would have reacted if his wife were called, say, “stripper,” “cheater,” “skank ass beotch,” or “horsey face.” How about if he were called “pussy whipped” or that he “took it up the a-- with a strap on?” Joe said one word -- one syllable -- to his sister, right to her face, not behind her back or using other people to speak for him, and look at what happened?
 
The fight was about anger, frustration, and resentment. We held it in for so long that eventually we just broke down and couldn’t take it anymore. What Joe was trying to explain to his family is that when you speak negatively about his wife, it is disrespecting him. From the past few seasons, I think it’s clear that neither Teresa nor her husband will ever understand that.