Melissa Gorga is taking to her Bravo Blog to discuss Joe’s date with Gia on this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Melissa says in order to mend things with Gia, Joe had to bite his tongue and not defend his actions. Melissa says, “we are always there for their nieces and always will be.”
Melissa writes, “It was great to see Joe make an effort to spend some alone time with his niece. Honestly, I know it was hard for Joe to hear Gia say how hurt she was when our families weren’t speaking. Joe cares a lot about his niece. As a good uncle, he listened and let her express her feelings. He wasn’t about to state his case or defend his actions. That wasn’t the point. To mend their relationship, he had to bite his tongue.
Gia hears and understands a lot. She acts very grown up, but she’s still a kid. At 12, she can’t truly understand the complicated issues of what went on over the last few years — actually, for the last ten years — between her parents and me and Joe. We’re all determined to put our hostile history behind us and move forward as a family. Joe and I believe that every child should idolize their parents. To that end, Joe told Gia that her parents were the best and that he was there for her anytime she needed her uncle.
We are here for our nieces and always will be. I’m sure Teresa and Joe feel the same way about our children. If Zia Teresa wants to have one-on-one time with Antonia, she’d love it. Gino and Joey would love it too! Our door is always open.”
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