Well there's never some Real Housewives of New Jersey news that doesn't come with some negatives right? This weekend Teresa Giudice's daughter Gabriella and Melissa Gorga's daughter Antonia celebrated their First Holy Communions.
Since each family attends a different parish, it was unfortunate that the churches scheduled the events on the same day. Our source tells us that while Teresa opted for a low-key family celebration, Melissa opted for a huge bash filmed by Bravo and filled with vendor "donations".
"Teresa had a small immediate family only party at an Italian restaurant," our source shares. Gabriella wanted a "simple" party and was happy. "Teresa's parents did attend both parties," but were "less than thrilled to attend their granddaughter's over the top affair. Of course, they went for their granddaughter."
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Apparently the feud brought on by the show made them uncomfortable at the event. "Teresa's parents do not speak to Melissa's family or Kathy [Wakile] and her family."
Our source shares that Melissa's lavish event was mostly provided for a discount. "The vendors with the exception of The Brownstone (who gave her a 'deal' as well) donated their services in return for Melissa to 'promote' them." The photos were sold to SPLASH and vendor info was listed.
"Melissa is on the quest to be the biggest and the best," our source explains. "Her daughter's dress is not at all your typical communion dress. Melissa really wants to stand out in all aspects of her life." Our source refers to Melissa's behavior as an "act."
Our source also says that things are truly going well between the Gorga and Giudice families as everyone is trying to put the past behind. "Let's see how long it will last," they caution.
In other news, both Teresa and Caroline Manzo are currently working overtime to promote their books. Unfortunately neither lady is on the NY Times Best Seller list! Teresa's last three cookbooks hit the list and spent a few weeks there.
Caroline's book has been on the market for about a month and a half, while Teresa's has been for a week.
We decided to take a peek at the Amazon Rankings and see how things are stacking up!
Teresa's Fabulicious! On The Grill:
Caroline's Let Me Tell You Something…:
Reality Tea hasn't checked out either book, but the reviews for Caroline's are not super great according to Amazon ratings. Who knows how accurate that is, though.
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TELL US – IS MELISSA PUTTING ON AN "ACT" ON RHONJ? HAVE YOU READ TERESA OR CAROLINE'S BOOKS?