A source told us Melissa never has lavish birthday parties for her kids – and never has any for the boys. Our source also shared that her in-laws weren’t invited to the party. Well, Melissa got out all her scrapbooks to prove our source wrong.
I feel kinda honored. I’m impressed Melissa reads Reality Tea. Thanks, Melis! I mean it.
We reported earlier this week that a source told us there was a rift between the ladies, but little did we know just how bad this rift was. Thanks to Melissa, who seems rather ballsy, we can now bring you more details of this feud. The source, who sent us the photos of Melissa, also sent us some facebook postings the 31-year-old housewife and mother of three has made on her facebook page within the past year.
Here’s what Melissa posted on her FB page on December 28, 2009 -
“Finds it amazing how you can bring Christmas cookies to someones house, then go back there again the next day after Christmas b/c of a different celebration, and the woman of the house picks up some cookies and says to you, “these are the k…ind of cookies I like, when you come to my house bring these cookies, I threw out the ones that you brought, did you get them from A & P” a supermarket”, NO I replied, I got them from Corrados, an excellent Italian shop, that we all know and love. And I’m pregnant so those caught my eye and I bought them, then she replied, “I threw them in the garbage I don’t like those kinds of cookies” NOTE TO SELF: I should have said, ” Well they are better then the NOTHING THAT YOU BRING TO MY HOUSE EVERY EASTER!! How can someone be so rude, and always want to attack someone else, what could it be, HMMMMM! I think I might know but I wont go there. I think some people need to come back to plant earth, Oh I forgot, she also let everyone know Last night, AND I QUOTE ” I AM A CELEBRITY” I’ve been quiet for so long but now you’ve pushed me right over the edge! RIGHT OVER IT!!”
Whoa! After getting some supporting messages from friends, Melissa then added, “I feel a little better, I was really upset and hurt so I just said it, not usually my personality, but don’t push a pregnant woman! Thanks for the kind words!”
And it doesn’t end there folks! Melissa also accuses Teresa of using her mother as a nanny! The following post was made on March 26, 2010 -
“I agree I hate when people say I don’t need a nanny I do everything myself, & their mother is there everyday!!!!”
Teresa has mentioned on many occasions that she doesn’t have a nanny and does everything herself. And Melissa is not the only one getting the cold shoulder from Teresa, it seems the rift extends to Teresa and her brother as well. The following was posted April 23, 2010 when a friend asked Melissa if she and Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga would be making an appearance on the show.
“We were at some of the parties but she really didn’t do any thing with her brother or his family….”
There you have it folks, straight from the horse’s mouth or posts rather. As of September 2nd, when the source sent us these messages, Melissa had yet to delete her posts. Must say this chick has a lot of balls. We like!
As for what might have caused the feud between Teresa and Melissa, a source tells RadarOnline the two have always been in competition, before adding that “Melissa will stand up to her on TV. She’s a nice woman, but Melissa will give her a run for her money if Teresa busts her balls.”
A source also tells us exclusively that Melissa’s daughter Antonia is into modeling and acting, similar to Teresa’s daughter Gia, which might also be a reason for their competition.
So how does Teresa, 38, feel about her sis-in-law-nemesis joining the show? Well if Teresa’s reaction on the Today Show wasn’t evident enough that she is none too pleased about the news, RadarOnline reports she absolutely does not want to be on the show with Melissa, but unfortunately for her, Bravo has made their choice.
The question on everyone’s mind now seems to be what is the real deal with Melissa and hubby Joe’s finances? As reported earlier this week, Melissa reportedly lives a very extravagant lifestyle, one that puts Teresa’s lifestyle to shame. A source told Radar that Melissa’s house is twice the size of the Giudices and that she has two live-in nannies! And we ask, why does one need two live-in nannies?
What stood out about the Gorgas is the statement that “Melissa’s husband used to have a landscaping business and then he got into real estate.” As we all know, the real estate market took a major dive in recent years, which is leading many to wonder if the Gorgas might be having financial troubles.
While there is no bankruptcy news to report on the Gorgas, we can confirm that their custom built 2009 home was listed for sale earlier this year. The 13,500 sqft home, with 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, was listed for $4.1 million, and was only taken off the market just days ago. This has us wondering why a financially stable Gorga family would be trying to sell a custom built home that they just moved into a year ago.
There are also rumblings of liens being put on the Gorgas’ home, but the only thing we found is that they have a $2.25 mortgage loan on the house and pay over $50,000 a year in property taxes alone.
Below are more photos of Melissa, who seems to be a party girl/housewife, as well as photos of the Gorgas’ mansion.
Even more shocking? Radar reports Bravo has already began filming Melissa for weeks! A Giudice family source tells Radar, “She [Melissa] is not replacing her [Teresa]. I think Melissa is actually Dina’s replacement.”
Radar reports that not all the current housewives have officially signed off on a new season. TMZ reported yesterday that Teresa is holding off on signing on because she wants more money from Bravo. Similar to what has been reported of the NYC Housewives, TMZ states that Teresa wants Jersey Shore cash, or $30,000 per episode to be exact.
A source tells TMZ Teresa is “asking for a cut of the DVD and merchandise sales … freedom to make more paid appearances … and her salary DOUBLED.” Teresa is reportedly ready to walk away if Bravo doesn’t give her what she wants by September 3, when filming on the third season is scheduled to begin.
But back to Melissa, her addition to the show could be genius, as we reported yesterday that a source revealed to us that Melissa and Teresa do not get along. Melissa even reportedly complained about Teresa not allowing her young daughter to ride in the Limo with Gia and her friends during Gia’s birthday celebration.
As for Melissa, a source tells Radar she used to do paperwork for her husband Giuseppe Gorga as his secretary, before becoming his housewife. Talk about a come up.
The source adds that Melissa’s husband/Teresa’s younger brother is in real estate and that the Gorgas’ extravagant lifestyle will put the Giudices to shame. “Their house is actually twice the size as Joe and Teresa’s. It’s enormous! She has two live-in nannies and lives in a $4 million mansion on an exclusive lot in Montville. Teresa and Joe’s house looks like a garage compared to theirs.”
It’s likely that Danielle Staub’s nephew comment is what got this ball rolling. Something tells us this upcoming season will be good!
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.