Exclusive: Melissa Gorga’s Rocky Friendship With Jan DeDolce


In Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey we saw Melissa Gorga having lunch with two of her girlfriends. When Melissa was telling her supposed friends about her book deal, you may have noticed the two women were giving each other looks, especially when Melissa claimed she had the secrets to a happy marriage. Then, we saw Melissa’s “best friend” Jan DeDolce having drinks with Teresa, Kim D, Penny Drossos, and Jennifer Dalton, and an insider is telling us EXCLUSIVELY what happened between Melissa and Jan!

“Melissa doesn’t have any friends,” a RHONJ insider tells us. “She’s not a girl’s girl. And when somebody doesn’t have friends… that says a lot about a person’s character.”

“Melissa and Jan were old friends, but when Melissa got cast on RHONJ she let her friendship with Jan go. The fame went to Melissa’s head quickly and she only cared about what and who would make her look better on camera. Melissa only called Jan when she needed something,” the insider reveals. “Jan is a single parent who owns a salon. She asked Melissa to come in and get a blow dry to help Jan promote her business. All Melissa had to do to support her friend was walk through the door and maybe send out a tweet or something and she wouldn’t do it.”

“Then, Melissa and her sisters tried to discredit Jan, saying her ex-boyfriend was a drug addict,” the source continues. “Jan hadn’t been with the man in years, but Melissa and her sisters continued to backstab Jan and try and ruin her reputation, which is what started the feud between Melissa and Jan.”

“Jan saw Melissa’s true colors and eventually did not consider her a friend, which is why their lunch seemed so forced,” the insider says. “Jan was also friends with Penny Drossos, and eventually formed a friendship with Kim D. Penny and Jan knew a lot of details about Melissa’s past, and as payback, Jan wanted to expose Melissa’s alleged infidelity on camera.”

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