Feud intensified? ‘RHONJ’ star Teresa Giudice skips Joe and Melissa Gorga in ‘Thanksgiving’ posts
MONTVILLE, NEW JERSEY: Thanksgiving is probably the perfect opportunity for many to express gratitude to their cherished ones. And just like everyone, ‘Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ star Teresa Giudice indeed took the chance to thank all her near and dear ones in new posts on Instagram. The housewife uploaded a slew of posts featuring all those she is thankful for, including her four daughters, her husband and two stepsons, and her podcast co-host.
But while it might look like a sweet gesture on Teresa’s part that she thanked her family, it is evident that the reality star skipped out on her brother Joe Gorga and his wife, Melissa Gorga. While the trio may not share the best relationship on ‘RHONJ’, Joe and Melissa had stepped up to take care of Teresa’s children when the latter was in jail for 11 months due to fraud charges related to her ex-husband Joe Giudice’s bankruptcy case. But it seems that Teresa and the Gorgas have not buried the hatchet just yet, looking at the housewife’s lack of gratitude for the pair. Teresa posted three new posts while claiming how "thankful" she was for the people featured in them. Her first post had her husband, Louie Ruelas, and his sons, the next one her four daughters, Gia, Milania, Gabriella, and Audriana Giudice, and the last her 'Namaste B******' podcast co-host, Melissa Pfiester. But there was no post dedicated to the Gorgas.
The trio’s feud goes all the way back to 2011 when Melissa joined Teresa on ‘RHONJ’. Joe Gorga had called his sister “scum,” which led to a scuffle between him and Teresa’s then-husband Joe Giudice. It was also revealed that Teresa believed Melissa was taking her brother away from her. The former had also accused Melissa of being a “gold digger” and cheating on her brother, accusations which Melissa has denied vehemently. Despite such a turbulent history, the Gorgas extended their support to Teresa’s family during the tough times when Teresa was convicted. In Season 7 of ‘RHONJ’, the two housewives expressed that they desired peace as Teresa said, “I just want us to get back to how we were when you first met Joey,” while Melissa responded with, “I feel the same way.”
Of course, there were many more turbulent times ahead for the duo even after hoping for a smooth sailing relationship, especially when costars Margaret Josephs and Danielle Staub got into an explosive fight, prompting Melissa and Teresa to take opposing sides, according to PEOPLE. The feud intensified when Teresa’s brother demanded a public apology from Teresa’s ex-husband, Joe Giudice. While the brother-sister duo temporarily sorted the issue, there seemed to be some tension between Teresa and her sister-in-law during ‘RHUGT’. Teresa also did not ask her sister-in-law to be one of her bridesmaids, and the Gorgas even skipped Teresa’s wedding, citing the reason that there was “aggression from certain people.” Meanwhile, Teresa claimed during her podcast that she “was totally fine” with the couple’s decision to skip her wedding. Later, while talking to PEOPLE at BravoCon, Melissa declared that she is “done” with her sister-in-law, saying, “I don’t want to be on it anymore. We’ll see what happens.”