Melissa Gorga and her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice aren't on amicable terms.
According to Radar Online, the Real Housewives of New Jersey co-stars still haven't resolved their family issues, and things have reportedly gotten worse.
Although Melissa has insisted "everything is great" between her and Melissa, an insider has revealed that's not true. Several media outlets have also reported that things have gotten better amid Teresa and her husband Joe's highly-publicized indictment. However, the two are reportedly "faking a friendship" for the cameras.
“Teresa and Melissa aren’t friends, not even close,” an insider revealed. “The only time they talk to each other or interact is when filming 'Housewives,' or promoting it.”
However, the insider went on to reveal the reason they have opted not to address their differences on camera. “They both decided the arguing on camera had to stop because it made them both look really bad.”
Things are reportedly no better between Teresa and her brother, Joe, either. "Teresa’s relationship with her brother Joe, Melissa’s husband, isn’t much better,” the source said. “Although they do talk and text each other on the telephone, Joe isn’t happy with the way Melissa was treated by Teresa in the past, and just can’t forget it.”
The Gorgas also reportedly have an issue with their nieces being filmed while dealing with the stressful possibility of both their parents going to prison.
The insider revealed that Teresa's eldest daughter, Gia, is having a very difficult time with her parents impending case. For those who missed it, both Joe and Teresa plead guilty to fraud and bankruptcy charges. So, they both are facing the possibility of serving time in prison.
“It’s very upsetting to Melissa that her eldest niece, Gia, is being shown in commercials for the show, crying,” the source said. “This is obviously a very difficult time for Teresa and her husband, Joe [but] Melissa would never allow her children to be filmed or exploited if she were in Teresa’s situation.”
However, a source close to Teresa feels otherwise about the alleged criticism. According to the source, Melissa is reportedly just "jealous."
"The other cast members are just jealous that Teresa has such a huge storyline this season, and the show would be nothing without her!” the source explained.
Fans can catch Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice when the sixth season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres Sunday, July 13 at 8/7c only on Bravo.
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