Jacqueline Laurita Doubles Down on Comments About Melissa Gorga

Jacqueline Laurita and Melissa Gorga.

Getty Images Jacqueline Laurita is speaking out about Melissa Gorga again.

Former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Jacqueline Laurita has doubled down on her comments about Melissa Gorga and her husband Joe Gorga.

On January 15, 2023, the person behind the “loveloveloveGabriela” Instagram account commented on one of Laurita’s Instagram posts, asking if she thought Melissa Gorga was a “liar.” Laurita responded. “Well, let’s just say that she was really good at lying while keeping a straight face and very good at manipulating people.”

After making headlines for her comments, Laurita was contacted by All About The Real Housewives, where she dove a bit deeper into her feelings about the Gorgas.

Here’s what you need to know:

Jacqueline Laurita Said Melissa Gorga ‘Spoke Poorly of Teresa’ Giudice

Before sharing additional details about Melissa Gorga, Laurita stressed that she typically doesn’t get involved in the RHONJ drama.

“I don’t know what’s pulling me to answer these questions when I usually stay silent,” she said. “I love my quiet, private life. I just love to connect with fans. I typically only answer RHONJ questions randomly on my Instagram lives or in my own comment section. I have absolutely nothing to gain here but yet I feel pulled to respond.. I guess with the new RHONJ season airing soon, people are asking me a LOT of questions lately.”

Laurita added that she has no intention of returning to the franchise.

Laurita and Teresa Giudice had an explosive falling out on RHONJ in August 2016 that permanently ended their friendship. But although the two stars no longer speak, Laurita said she had front-row seat to the dynamic between Giudice and her sister-in-law, Gorga.

“Yes, Melissa [Gorga] spoke poorly of Teresa [Giudice] when they appeared to be good, and no, I don’t believe she ever liked Teresa or wanted Teresa and I to be close again,” Laurita revealed.

She said she felt Gorga was “jealous” of the relationship Laurita shared with Giudice and ended up feeling Gorga had “used” her.

Bad blood between Laurita and Melissa Gorga has been simmering for years. In October 2016, Laurita slammed the jewelry designer in a lengthy blog post and blamed her for making Laurita feel “paranoid” about her friendship with Giudice.

“Melissa Gorga is a two-faced, trouble-making RAT!” Laurita wrote. “I now know Melissa has lied to me on many occasions. The list is a mile long. It’s insane.”

Crediting Gorga as “the sole reason my emotions were so scattered about Teresa,” Laurita said the reality star “told me not to trust Teresa. Melissa is the one who made me feel paranoid and confused about my friendship with Teresa.”

The same month, Gorga blogged about Laurita, calling her “passive-aggressive” and a “runaway train.”

Teresa Giudice Responded to Jacqueline Laurita’s Comments in an Episode of Her ‘Namaste B$tches’ Podcast

On the January 26, 2023, episode of the “Namaste B$tches” podcast, Teresa Giudice addressed her former best friend’s comments.

Giudice began by telling her podcast co-host Melissa Pfeister that she was “devastated” when her relationship with Laurita ended.

“I really was sad for a while. Joe could tell you,” Giudice said, referring to her ex-husband Joe Giudice. She went on to say that she wishes Laurita “nothing but the best” for the future.

Giudice went on to say that she has “no idea” why Laurita chose to speak out about Melissa Gorga. As to whether or not Giudice feels that Laurita is “thirsty” or speaking out for attention, she responded, “she’s not like that.”

Laurita was on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” for the first five seasons before taking a season off. She returned for season 7 before leaving the franchise for good.

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