Melissa Gorga, “I Didn’t Want To Exploit My Father-In-Law’s Illness On The Show!”


Teresa Giudice claimed last week that her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, used her parents publicly, and now Melissa is taking to her Bravo Blog to disagree and respond to Teresa’s allegations. Melissa said that unlike “some people” she didn’t allow the cameras to show her and Antonia going to visit her father-in-law in the hospital. Melissa says she didn’t want to exploit his illness on the show.

Melissa writes, “The scene with Kathy, Rosie, and Zia Maria was a bit uncomfortable to watch. Maria and her brother (Joe’s father) haven’t spoken in a while. It’s a sad situation for everyone involved, and a parallel to what you see with Joe and Teresa. I truly wish that all of these relationships can be repaired, or that they can call a truce and be civil. As you can see, this family does hold grudges. Some people get so used to holding the grudge it seems easier to cling to it rather than laying it down to rest.

Teresa said in her blog last week that I used “her parents publicly.” I’m going to have to disagree. As you can see, other people chose to show themselves going to the hospital. When Antonia and I went to visit Nonno, you did not see it. I didn’t want to exploit his illness on the show. Teresa is the one who kept and is still bringing up her parents. Publicly… on Twitter, in blogs, etc. Again, I’m being accused of something that someone else is guilty of. It’s as predictable as the tides.

For the record, soon after my father-in-law got out of the hospital, he and my mother-in-law came over for dinner. We cooked together and had a wonderful meal. My father-in-law said nothing at all about any bad feelings. Afterwards, Joe and I were sitting with my mother-in-law, and I asked, “Are you mad at me, or upset at all? Have I done anything wrong?  Have I hurt the family in any way?” She looked me in the eye and said, “No. You’ve done nothing wrong.” Joe was right there. He and I know the real deal.

Teresa was always claiming that she never said anything negative about me. I couldn’t help but notice how in almost every scene she’s in, the people she’s with trash me while she sits there smiling, nodding, and pretending she doesn’t want to hear it. It’s either her husband, her side kicks, or even her mother-in-law! On this episode, Teresa is shown being the “good” daughter-in-law. What I don’t understand is why on Earth would Joe Giudice’s mother want to spend her de-stressing pedicure time talking about me and how I dress? I wonder if she is regretting that statement now that she sees Teresa’s bubbies have been on display all season long.

I think you can see on my face that it was all weighing on me. I looked unhappy and aggravated. A lot was going on that had me in a terrible mood. It’ll all come out soon. Suffice it to say, I’m mad at myself for letting it get to me. My usually bubbly self wasn’t there.”

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3 Replies to “Melissa Gorga, “I Didn’t Want To Exploit My Father-In-Law’s Illness On The Show!””

  1. I cannot stand how innocent Melissa tries to portray herself. She is trying to get the pity of all of the women who have horrible in-laws. I am not taking up for Teresa because I think she is wrong, too. Melissa is the one that brought up Teresa at the birthday party! Once she brought her up, then everyone chimed in. In every episode, she has talked bad about Teresa and Joe in front of her kids. It takes two to Tango and Melissa takes no responsibility in her part for continuing this saga. Teresa and Joey’s mom doesn’t strike me as the type that would be confrontational, so of course she said to YOUR FACE that you had done nothing wrong. DUH.

    As far as not filming going to the hospital, I have to call BS. In the RHOA all the girls complained about Kim not knowing when the trip to Africa was. They ALL said that you get a filming schedule BEFORE filming starts! So, if you were not scheduled to film that day, then of course you wouldn’t film going to the hospital. If you were scheduled to film that day, then where is the footage of them following Joey around that day?

  2. I have never heard Melissa say anything bad about Theresa in front of her kids. It’s always Theresa going off on one in front of HER own kids. Theresa uses her parents, friends and her kids to manipulate everything her way. She doesn’t care how it affects her family as long as it makes her loook good and everyone else is wrong. It’s funny how every person on the show has had a falling out with Theresa and yet she claims she hasn’t done anything wrong! Just goes to show that the woman lives in another world – crazy, weird and whacky Theresa world!

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