The The Real Housewives of New Jersey The star, 43, exclusively told People that she “is done” with Teresa.
“I got off the roller coaster,” she said. “I don’t want to be on it anymore. We’ll see what happens.”
The reality star added that she wouldn’t be the one trying to fix the fences with her husband anymore Joe Gorga“Melissa walked out of the building in this state. I’m done,” her sister said.
Melissa said she thinks the family “needs some time” at the moment.
“I think that sometimes happens. How often do you want to go in and out, in and out? Ultimately you need to protect your immediate family,” she explained. “We need to protect our marriage, our children, and the lives we live. We can’t always try to raise our hands and we don’t get reciprocated. We are tired.”
Melissa confirmed that the cousins are still in a relationship.
“All the cousins are talking,” she said. “Everyone is kind…I feel like kids should never interfere. They should have unconditional love for their aunts and uncles. I make sure Antonia, Gino and Joey do.”
Over the years, the Gorgas hit some rocky spots in their relationship with Teresa. Some tension arose from the legal problems that Teresa and her ex-husband faced Joe Giudice Years ago, while the latest drama centered around Teresa’s treatment of the couple.
In May, Joe and Teresa got into an explosive battle during the The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 12 reunited after Teresa called her younger brother a “boy whore” and likened him to a housewife.
argument The intensity between the two brothers increased That Joe walked off the stage, threatening to do so ‘Ending’ the Bravo franchise. But tensions only escalated between the siblings behind the scenes as they continued to move back and forth. Until the reunion of the host and executive producer of the franchise Andy Cohen She had to intervene to prevent Teresa from interrupting Joe repeatedly.
“I want to have an affair with you, I love you,” Joe said to his sister, “but you said some bad things tonight.” “I don’t want to argue with you anymore.”
Theresa later She claimed she apologised She fixed things with her brother, but that was just the beginning of what was to come between them.
In early August, people confirmed that Gorgas will not attend Teresa’s wedding to her new husband Luis Ruelas. Two sources said Melissa and Joe backtracked two days before the ceremony when false rumors of their marriage surfaced amid filming. Teresa and Louis’ actions at the time eventually influenced Gorgas’ decision.
“Theresa betrayed them One source said unforgivably. “They won’t celebrate Theresa’s new marriage when all she’s doing is trying to tear their marriage apart.”
“It’s unfortunate. I think it’s sad,” Melissa told People at BravoCon. “I wish we’d gone, but that’s what it is. We’ll never get that back, and I didn’t choose it.”
Gorgas took up their decision to skip August 6 weddings On the Melissa Gorga on screen The podcast, stressing that the “full story” that led to the tension between the family was not known to the public at the time, but “drops and falls” appeared from it.
“I’m not going to sit here and say there was no drama, it wasn’t crazy. Yeah, there was a little bit of aggression from some people that could have been a little scary,” Melissa said, noting that there was “a lot of reasons.” It would be “strange” for the couple to attend the wedding afterwards.
Joe, in turn, said it was “very difficult” for him not to attend Teresa’s wedding, especially since it was his only surviving family.
He said, “For me, it was devastating. It really was. It was one of the hardest days of my life. It was bad.” “But listen: let’s go back to Reunion. I did this, did you know? This was all on her. This is what she really wanted. you didn’t want [Melissa] At the wedding, she didn’t want any of my kids at the wedding, she barely wanted me.”
Despite the drama between them, Melissa confirmed over the summer that she and Jo won’t come out rung.
“This is how the rumors begin.” I didn’t say I was leaving the show. I was just explaining how I felt after a tough weekend,” she wrote on Instagram. “We have no plans [of] Departure. #RHONJ”
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