The web has been abuzz since the Monday night airing of the reunion episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Ever since Danielle Staub uttered the words, “Do you acknowledge your nephew?” causing Teresa Giudice to lose all control and go ballistic on her co-star, the rumor mill has been busy as to what Danielle really meant with her ‘nephew’ statement.
The most popular rumor is that Danielle was referencing a love child of Teresa’s husband, Joe Giudice, with a girlfriend or better yet Teresa’s sister, with the other main rumor alleging that Teresa refused to acknowledge her nephew because he was multiracial.
Well we can now debunk these rumors, well at least most of it. Danielle was absolutely referencing Teresa’s nephew on the reunion show. Teresa’s brother, Giuseppe Gorga and his wife Melissa Gorga, welcomed a baby boy back in April. Melissa is Italian which debunks that other rumor. As for the rumor that Joe might have fathered a child with Teresa’s sister? False, as Teresa does not even have a sister.
We were able to get our hands of the above photo of Teresa and her extended family. To the far left is Teresa’s brother Giuseppe, and the lady standing to the direct left of Teresa is her sister-in-law Melissa.
Giuseppe and Melissa have been married for 6 years and have 3 children together, 2 boys and a girl. On the bottom left is their son, and standing between Teresa’s two daughters is their eldest child Antonia. In between the Gorgas is Teresa’s mom who is holding up Teresa’s nephew, born this past April. Teresa stated on her Bravo blog yesterday that she was in the hospital for the birth of her nephew.
What we are hearing is that there is allegedly some tension between Teresa and her sister-in-law Melissa. This might be what Danielle was getting at with her comment. A source tells us Melissa recently shared, during the airing of Gia’s birthday episode, that Teresa did not invite her daughter Antonia to ride in the limo with the girls.
There are also other incidents which point to the fact that Teresa and Melissa might not the best of buds. It is likely what set Teresa off is the fact that there might have been some truth to Danielle’s comment based on the reported tension between she and her SIL. In addition to the fact that Danielle was digging into her family business. Plus judging from last season’s table flipping, we all know it doesn’t take much to unleash the animal in Teresa. However, this can put the rumors regarding Teresa’s extended family to rest.
As for that other pesky rumor involving Joe Giudice having a girlfriend and a love child, that is still hear say at the moment, as there has yet to be any solid evidence to support this. Could it be true? Sure, but at this point, it’s all rumors.
Teresa also appears on this week’s cover on InTouch magazine, which promises to shed some light on the cheating rumors. Once we get our hands on that information, we will bring you the details.