After an emotional goodbye to Joe Giudice on this week’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, Melissa Gorga says she’s convinced family is more important than ever. And former friends like Jacqueline Laurita are, frankly, just not worth her time anymore. Claiming that friendship with Jacqueline was basically “EXHAUSTING,” Melissa sounds off in her blog about how Jacqueline cannot let go of the past.
Before unraveling that mess, Melissa focuses on Juicy Joe’s departure for “camp.” She writes, “I think we can all agree that last night’s episode was so raw and emotional. No matter how you look at the situation, it is heartbreaking to see a family go through something like this. Teresa [Giudice] and her girls are incredibly strong. I’m so happy that we were able to be there for them and have the kids spend time together with Joe Giudice before he went away.”
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Melissa continues, “My little Joey really is an old soul and that night at the party he kept clinging to his Zio Joe. Watching back the things he said about missing his uncle and seeing my nieces say goodbye to their daddy…it’s moments like these that put things into perspective for you. This is why it is easy for us to forgive and move forward, because family is everything and we need each other. It’s not about whose team you are on. If you care about someone, you put aside your ego and reach out whether it is during their time of need or a time of joy. Friends come and go, but family is forever.”
Family might be forever, but Melissa’s friendship with Jacqueline is not! She claims that Jacqueline‘s penchant for bringing up the past is what ultimately ruined their friendship.
“Jacqueline is truly the one bringing up the past and causing problems. Like usual, she has her NOSE (pun intended) in everybody’s business and is a complete emotional trainwreck. One minute she’s done with Teresa and the next she feels bad for her and misses her. When it comes to me, I do not know why it’s so important for her to keep bringing up everything I said about Teresa and everything she said about me? If we can move past it, why can’t she?”
Even “relationship expert” Siggy Flicker should be growing tired of Jacqueline’s antics by now, according to Melissa. “Even her own friends don’t know how to deal with her anymore,” Melissa accuses. “I found it very telling when Siggy said that she speaks to Jacqueline on the phone every day for an hour. That is who Jacqueline is. She has to know EVERYTHING about EVERYBODY. She puts so much time and energy into gossiping and trying to move the chess pieces.”
“I have to say, looking back now, I am almost relieved that we are no longer friends because it was EXHAUSTING,” confesses Melissa in her blog.
And for all of Jacqueline’s whining about Teresa’s “soldiers,” Melissa still thinks Jacqueline is actually the one building an army
of leathery minions. Her head General? Kim DePaola, of course! Melissa says she “found it disgusting watching Kim D make ‘conversation’ about Teresa’s marriage just so she can get promotion for her fashion show. She is a known sh– stirrer and will lie and say anything for attention. Everyone knows it and now, thanks to Jacqueline, she got her platform – first at her store and now at the fashion show. It makes you wonder what Kim D has on Jacqueline.”
Hmm. Maybe we will find out at the Envy fashion show? Don’t all throw downs happen at fashion shows in New Jersey, after all?!
Speaking of Envy, Melissa shares her excitement about her upcoming show, and her relief that the air was cleared with Siggy about who-should-attend-what-and-with-whom. “I am happy that Siggy called me to get coffee and clear the air. I have no problem with confrontation and have always handled myself as a lady. I may not agree with everything Siggy said, but we spoke to each other as adults and listened to what the other was feeling and where we were coming from. That is how you handle an issue with a girlfriend.”
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