Melissa Gorga Says She Doesn’t Believe Teresa Giudice Never Watched RHONJ

Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice

Getty Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice.

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Melissa Gorga challenged sister-in-law Teresa Giudice’s recent claims about not watching RHONJ during a December 2022 episode of her podcast, “Melissa Gorga on Display,” featuring co-star Margaret Josephs.

Melissa Gorga: ‘It Makes Zero Sense’

Melissa Gorga

BravoMelissa Gorga.

“I don’t believe that Teresa never watched the show,” the reality television personality said on the podcast.

Melissa Gorga, who has been married to Teresa’s brother, Joe Gorga, since 2004, explained that in the show’s earlier seasons, RHONJ stars were instructed to write blog posts about each episode.

“We would have to recap the whole entire episode, word for word,” said the “I Just Wanna” singer. “She [Giudice] recapped everything. I don’t know who was writing her blogs, then, if she never watched any of the episodes – it makes zero sense.”

The New Jersey native went on to say she believed her sister-in-law had been “digging” up issues from past RHONJ episodes in an effort to reignite their feud.

“You’re digging, reaching for anything, because you have nothing to be mad at,” the 43-year-old said of Giudice. “I would respect more saying, ‘Listen, I just don’t want you in my life. I don’t have to make up a thousand reasons as to why you’re a s***** person, and why I don’t like you, and why I’m hurt.’”

Melissa Gorga said she would prefer it if Giudice could “be real.”

“Why do we have to hurt each other and say bad things? That’s what I don’t get,” the mother of three said.

During the podcast, Gorga said she had recently received cruel comments from social media users appearing to echo Giudice’s remarks.

“They are wasting their time, and it’s kind of sad, but I do see a little bit of, like, the old school past. Like, ‘let’s go full blown and attack’,” Gorga said of the negative posts.

She said although she was initially puzzled by the online hate, the situation “came full circle” when she learned Giudice had been talking about her in recent interviews.

“Teresa was on ‘Watch What Happens Live,’ and she was bringing up 10 years ago, and that she’s now watching all the old [RHONJ] clips,” Gorga said. “And I’m like, ‘oh, that makes sense as to why all the hater accounts are saying exactly what she’s saying.’”

Gorga’s “On Display” guest, Josephs, agreed with her costar’s take on Giudice.

“Why are you talking about things from ten years ago?” Josephs claimed she asked Giudice. “It’s not fun and it’s not healthy. I don’t understand where it’s coming from.”

Teresa Giudice Spoke About Her Decision to Not Watch RHONJ in November 2022

Luis Ruelas and Teresa Giudice.

Getty ImagesTeresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas.

During a November 2022 episode of the “Reality with The King” podcast, hosted by former RHONJ producer Carlos King, Giudice claimed that she “never watched” RHONJ. She credited her decision to not tune into the series with helping her remain on good terms with brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa for many years.

“I never watched the show because I couldn’t stand watching, and you know what? I think that’s a blessing in disguise,” said the 50-year-old.

Giudice described her recent experiences watching RHONJ episodes for the first time as “heart wrenching” and “devastating.”

“I’m watching everything that my brother and Melissa said about me,” Giudice said. “It’s the worst. Like, I can’t even believe my brother and Melissa would say things like that about me.”

The “Skinny Italian” author said if she had watched the show previously, it would have made her “more upset” and caused “more fighting” that would “hurt my parents even more.”

Joe and Melissa Gorga did not attend Giudice’s August 2022 wedding to New Jersey businessman Luis “Louie” Ruelas.  In October, People magazine reported that Melissa Gorga said she was “done” with Giudice.

“I got off the roller coaster,” she said. “I don’t want to be on it anymore.”

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