Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice’s Most Shocking Moments Amid RHONJ Feud

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It is safe to say that Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice have never gotten along. The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars have made a living off of hating one another and for the past ten years, viewers have been eating the feud storyline up. But with Season 14 upon us and the ladies not on speaking terms, there will undoubtedly be a lot of questions about how the fame franchise will be able to move forward if two of its stars are being difficult. 

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This was perhaps one of the most unhinged, baffling moments to hit the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Who cares what your favorite cookie is, Tre? The mother of four’s complaint didn’t hit the way she thought it would. Mainly because who throws out a pregnant woman’s holiday cookies? Bravo cameras caught Tre saying, “She brought me sprinkle cookies. I said to her, ‘Melissa, nobody touched the cookies you brought. I threw them in the garbage! You know what my favorite cookies are? Pignoli cookies.’ That’s all I said.”

To strip or not to strip

Season 4 brought out a terrible side to Tre who made it clear she never wanted Melissa on the show with her. Instead of straight up yelling the tactics had turned ninja-like as Tre made her diabolical plan. After the trauma of Season 3, everyone was hoping Season 4 would be a bit calmer. But we were not so lucky, thanks to the birth of stripper-gate. Tre decided to bring in an ally in the name of Kim DePaola to create a narrative about Melissa once working in a gentleman’s club.

During the infamous Posche fashion show, Jacqueline Laurita figured out that her close friend, Tre, had always known about the rumors and had set the whole thing up. Tre took Kate Chastain’s advice, “Deny, deny, and lie till you die,” but Melissa was on to her. This marked the first time Joe Gorga told his sister she was “dead” to him. 

Tre came for Melissa’s marriage

Back for her sophomore season, Melissa foolishly thought her relationship with Teresa would improve. But Teresa already had her war plan at the ready as she told her little brother that his wife “would leave you for a richer man.” This comment coincided with stripper-gate, and Tre tried her best to play dumb. She even went as far as to say, “I never believed Melissa was a stripper, but it just seems like a coinkydink.” 

Melissa begs for the fight to end

In a martyr stance, complete with Melissa on her knees, the mother of three asked for Teresa to stop hurting her brother. It all happened while in Lake George for some much-needed family therapy. Shortly before the Joes got into their infamous fight, Melissa told Tre, “I’m asking you like this. On our hands and knees to stop hurting us!” Tre couldn’t keep her temper in check as she yelled inaudible insults in Melissa’s face. 

At this point, even the two trained therapists were questioning if this family could be saved. Melissa was yelling over and over “I forgive you” but according to Teresa, there was nothing that needed to be forgiven. So the stalemate continued. Tre doubled down noting “It’s Melissa’s manipulative way to make my brother feel bad for her.” 

Teresa went for the kids

Of all the things Tre and Melissa have been through they mostly kept the attacks to one another. But during Season 13, Tre hit below the belt and brought Antonia Gorga into the fold. During the Season 13 reunion, Teresa blasted Antonia for missing her daughter, Milania Giudice’s birthday party. She went as far as to claim that Antonia was the reason the cousins weren’t as close anymore. Even though Tre admitted she shouldn’t have brought the conversation up, the damage was done.