Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice had a far from perfect marriage to her ex-husband, “Juicy” Joe Giudice. Juicy allegedly cheated on Teresa. Teresa’s brother, and RHONJ co-star, Joe Gorga, is not a member of Juicy’s fan club. Joe said that Juicy treated Teresa’s badly in real life, and he “ruined our entire family.”
If you thought that a little thing like being deported would stop the feud between Juicy and Joe, well, guess again. Last season on RHONJ, Joe screamed at Teresa that Juicy put their beloved mother, Antonia Gorga, in an early grave. But instead of standing with her brother, Teresa sided with her ex-husband.
Juicy claimed that Joe and his wife, Melissa Gorga, faked story lines for the show, and alleged that Joe stole money from his parents. Melissa claimed that Juicy was using them as “clickbait” to make some cash. She was probably right.
Juicy also called Joe “a jack*ss” for talking about him in front of his daughters. Teresa and Juicy’s daughter, Gia Giudice, was particularly close to her Uncle Joe. But Gia said that Joe and Melissa should stop talking about her father and lamented how the RHONJ cameras failed to capture Juicy’s “good moments.” There were good moments? I must have blinked.
Joe was “hurt” that Gia and her sisters picked their father over him, even though he knew that was the correct choice. Earlier this season, Gia and Joe had a heated argument about Juicy at Teresa’s pool party.
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According to E! News, Joe and Melissa addressed the drama with Gia during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live. “I never really speak about Joe Giudice, ever, you know? And there’s a ton of articles about me with him, about my wife and I, and I wonder if they ever yell at him for anything,” Joe remarked. “If you go out and look, there are 11 articles, I’ve never said anything.”
Joe continued, “Before that day, my sister’s telling me they’re going through a divorce, and she’s telling me all these things that he was saying to her. So, I’m sitting there and I’m thinking about all this. And then we had that episode a couple days later, so I explode,” he explained. “That’s my sister I’m trying to protect her.” I don’t blame Joe for his salty feelings about Juicy.
“I think people forget sometimes that we also have three kids who don’t want to read anything that he writes about our children either,” Melissa commented. Good point, Melissa.
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At Teresa’s party, Gia made a comment to her mother about people who talk about about other people, stating, “Just like dad didn’t deserve it either.” Joe overheard the remark and became angry. Gia told her uncle that “I’m done with you being disrespectful. You’re not going to talk down to me either.”
Joe walked off, and Gia approached him to try and talk things out. “I’ve been dealing with this for 20 years. I don’t want to feel like this devil of a man for doing what? I stuck up for my sister,” Joe stated. “I stuck up for my parents.” Joe doesn’t want to hold in his feelings about his former brother-in-law.
Gia and Joe finally hashed out their issues. “You have every right if you wanna be mad at my father for putting my mom in jail. But it comes to a point where the bashing’s too much,” Gia told Joe.
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Hopefully Joe and his nieces can heal and be on a better path now that everyone’s feelings are out in the open. Time will tell if Juicy can keep quiet, or if he re-ignites the feud with Joe.
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