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How Antonia Gorga Feels About the Giudice Family Drama — and Gia Unfollowing Her Parents
Melissa Gorga revealed how her 17-year-old daughter is handling the ongoing tension with Teresa Giudice and her family.
Antonia Gorga is apparently “unfazed” by her parents’ tense relationship with the Giudices.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa Gorga revealed as much on a recent episode of her podcast, joking that it’s “so crazy” how her and Joe Gorga’s 17-year-old daughter has the ability to remain “drama free,” even when said drama involves her loved ones.
“Like, she almost giggles at drama [and] laughs at me,” Melissa said. “She’ll be like, ‘Oh, Mom, please.’ Like, she’s unfazed by the fact that even, you know, her cousins unfollowed her parents on Instagram. She just is like, ‘You know what, Mom? Not your problem, theirs.’”
Melissa didn’t call out anyone by name, but the comment comes after Teresa Giudice’s recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. There, while discussing her strained relationship with her brother, Teresa revealed that her daughter Gia Giudice had unfollowed Joe after he said that he expects his stand-up career to last longer than Teresa’s marriage to Luis “Louie” Ruelas.
Once again describing Antonia as “unfazed” on the podcast, Melissa explained that she purposefully instilled this in her daughter. “I think she gets it from me,” Melissa said, later adding, “I think she’s also watched certain situations and things that I’ve been through too, and how I’ve handled them and the calmness in the room instead of the chaotic-ness.”
The Envy boutique owner didn’t allude to the ongoing drama with Teresa for the remaining duration of the podcast episode, but she’s previously expressed her hope that RHONJ Season 13 will help smooth things over.
“I always hope it’s gonna help and I truly do from all angles,” Melissa told Us Weekly in December after being asked if watching the episodes back will allow her, Joe, and Teresa to see each other’s perspectives and reconcile. “But sometimes it doesn’t because we end up on that couch in the reunion wanting to go crazy.”
Teresa, for her part, has already been watching RHONJ — old seasons, that is — because she “wanted to educate” herself on the drama she’s previously had with Joe and Melissa.
“I’m watching and I’m like, ‘My brother said that? My sister-in-law said that?’ So then I started watching and I’m like, ‘Now I got my answer,’” Teresa told People in December. “But I couldn’t watch it [initially] because it was so hard for me to relive it.”
That may have been for the better, though. As Teresa put it, “[It’s a] good thing I didn’t watch it back then, because now I’m seeing what my brother and my sister-in-law [were] saying about me back then, oh my god. It was like a knife right through my heart. I think I would’ve reacted differently if I would’ve watched the show.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13 premieres Tuesday, February 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a 75-minute supersize episode. Each week, the episode will stream next day on Peacock.