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It’s been a wild ride for the Giudice-Gorga family on Season 12 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Though the season kicked off with some major drama between Joe Gorga and Gia Giudice, the family was ultimately able to resolve their issues. But by the time the reunion rolled around, it appeared that past resentments could threaten to derail the peace that Joe, Melissa Gorga, and Teresa Giudice have worked so hard to establish for their family over the past few years.
When Joe appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on May 17, along with his fellow Househusbands, he shared that he isn’t quite ready to move on with Teresa when it comes to one dramatic moment from this season.
Host Andy Cohen asked Joe if he had forgiven Jennifer Aydin for calling him “a bitch boy,” as well as Teresa for repeating the phrase. “I forgive Jennifer, because ‘bitch boy’ from her, really, no disrespect, doesn’t mean anything,” Joe says in the above clip. “But from my sister, no, I don’t forgive.”
That phrase became a hot topic of conversation during the RHONJ Season 12 reunion, which ultimately led to Joe walking off the set after Teresa called him out for getting involved in the drama. Teresa later apologized in the comments of one of Joe's Instagram posts earlier this month. “I am so sorry did not mean that at all there was so much going on during the taping that I lost myself,” Teresa wrote to her brother. “Love you tons XOXO.”
Teresa also addressed Joe's walk-off in an interview with Us Weekly last month. “He’s my only sibling. I absolutely adore him. Like, he’s my baby brother [and] no matter what, I’ll always take the fall for him [because] I’m the older sister,” she said. “I’ll take the blame. I don’t care. Blame it on me. … Andy asked me a question, I answered the question. It was my opinion and he didn’t like my answer.”
There was also notable tension between Teresa and Melissa at the reunion as the two seemed to agree that perhaps they don’t actually have the best relationship.
Melissa revealed where things stand with Teresa following the reunion in an interview with Access Hollywood earlier this month. “We are sister-in-laws, that’s what we are. I think everyone was rooting for us to be besties, but it doesn’t always happen,” she said. “I think we’re honest, finally, with saying, like, ‘It hasn’t happened, it’s not going to happen,’ and we’re both OK with that.”
RHONJ is streaming on Peacock.
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