Today, Melissa is now speaking out because she disagrees with the criticism. According to Melissa, her sister-in-law Tre made herself a target.
“I don’t think he was too hard on her at all,” Melissa tells Star. “It’s Andy’s job to ask the questions, and Teresa has put herself at the center of all the issues and controversy. Otherwise, we’d be sitting around smiling at each other and not saying a word, which I highly doubt is what the viewers would have in mind.”
Melissa continues, “There were so many hurt feelings on the reunion show because of something dramatic that happened the night before. I can’t tell you what it was — but it’ll be on season four.”
The incident she’s referring to is the Porsche Fashion show drama during which sources have told us Teresa tried to expose Melissa as a past stripper, though she was never even one.
Melissa, 32, who has just been named the “reality advisor and ambassador” for Voli Light Vodkas, however reveals Teresa and her are in a much better place today. Why do I feel like we’ve heard this one before???
“She and I have talked since the reunion and are on better terms now,” says Melissa. “We’ve had our ups and downs — but in the end, we’re still family.”
In a separate interview with the Boston Herald, Melissa also reveals she has no regrets about doing the RHONJ saying the show actually brought Teresa and her closer together (was she watching the same show we were watching?!)
“I have no regrets,” said Melissa. “We weren’t speaking at all before the show. The show brought us together, and we have to be in the same room and fix the problems instead of avoiding each other. It helped us to get back together.”
As for her singing, Melissa states she is simply ignoring the haters and back in the studio! “I think it was gutsy of me to sing on national TV when I’ve never been completely properly trained,” Melissa said. “I’m out there for everybody to judge.”
While the RHONJ cast just finished filming season 4 weeks ago, Melissa adds that Bravo has yet to inform them if they will be returning for season 5. A report came out last month stating Bravo planned to fire Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita after season 4. Guess we will have to wait and see.
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