During the first part of the Season 13 reunion of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” Teresa Giudice made a shocking revelation about her time behind bars, stirring up a war with her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga over their decade-long family feud.
The bombshell came when Teresa repeated a rumor she heard from former co-star Jacqueline Laurita about Melissa and Joe Gorga, alleging that they were involved with Joe Giudice’s ex-partner, who supposedly avoided jail time by exposing Teresa’s fraud charges.
Melissa vehemently denied ever being in contact with Joe Giudice’s ex-partner, expressing her surprise at the accusation. Teresa eventually retracted her statement, admitting that she may have been mistaken. However, the prison allegation ended on a cliffhanger, leaving viewers wanting more, told EOnline!
This was just one of the many disagreements between the feuding co-stars during the reunion. Earlier in the episode, Teresa called Melissa “disgusting” for joining the show in its third season, claiming that her entire storyline revolved around Teresa. Melissa fired back by pointing out that Teresa’s storyline often involved talking about her brother.
Teresa defended her presence on the show by highlighting the significant life moments she shared with the audience, such as giving birth, going to jail, and getting married. Melissa sarcastically responded, “You went to jail, and we’re so proud of you.”
When asked about their hopes for the reunion, Teresa expressed her desire to remove Melissa from her life permanently and move forward, closing that chapter for good.
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” airs on Bravo on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. For a comprehensive timeline of Teresa’s feud with the Gorgas, continue reading.