Teresa Giudice has just weeks before her 15 month prison sentence begins and she is making the most of her remaining time by spending the holidays with those she loves – which does not include Melissa Gorga!
The Gorgadice family feud which has dominated Real Housewives Of New Jersey will apparently never end (even when Bravo tries to replace it with new family feuds!). “Despite what you saw on RHONJ, Joey [Gorga] has not been there for his sister at all,” our source shares with us. “Clearly he is concerned as anyone would be, but they don’t have that bond like they used to have. Teresa doesn’t want or expect anything from her brother or Melissa.”
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Instead Teresa is choosing to spend her holidays with husband Joe’s family, whom she is much closer to. It makes sense given that it will be last holidays the Giduices are together for a while – Joe begins his own 41 month sentence upon Teresa’s release. However the interesting thing is that Teresa’s parents will also not be spending the holidays with Poison!
“Teresa is focused on her kids, her parents, and Joe’s family,” our source says. “Teresa will be spending Thanksgiving, along with her parents at Joe’s brother’s house. She will not be spending it at all with her own brother.”
As for Christmas, Teresa also does not plan to spend that holiday with Joe and Melissa! “Teresa will host Christmas Eve like she always does and will spend Christmas Day at her other sister-in-laws ( Joe’s sisters). She doesn’t plan to spend Christmas at all with her brother.”
Our source also reveals that Joe’s family will be helping care for her four beautiful dawters while Teresa is locked up. Teresa already said she hopes Poison will look out for her parents while she is incarcerated – which to me spoke volumes about the her true relationship with her brother! Teresa’s sentencing judge even revealed that Teresa does most of the care for her elderly parents.
“Teresa is very close with her other sister in laws Maria and Sheila. They will be helping with the children while she is in prison,” says our insider. “She doesn’t want any help from Melissa or Joey. She will never forgive her brother and Melissa for all the pain they caused her and her parents by going on the show.”
Unsurprisingly, Teresa is still in denial about the whole going to prison thing, but that she is trying to remain optimistic. “She is holding up pretty well. Going to prison doesn’t seem real to Teresa. She just continues on,” describes our source. “Until she is there, she won’t really feel it. Her support system is Joe’s family, her parents and her friends. They are keeping her positive.”
Well, I hope that Teresa and Joe manage to get together a few times before she leaves – at least for the sake of the kids. I do think there is so much water under the bridge for this family it may be impossible to ever truly recover. Perhaps in prison Teresa will finally be able overcome the RHONJ negativity.
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