Melissa Gorga took to her Bravo Blog this week to explain why she and Joe are selling their house, despite rumors they are broke. Melissa writes, “There are some of the most ridiculous rumors out there that we can’t afford it and that we are broke. Joe and I have worked very hard for many years to get where we are today. When we first started the show, we only owned one building. Now we own four or five. Joe was the only one bringing in money for the last few years, because I didn’t work and I was with the kids. Now we are both bringing in money. Why on earth would anyone think we are in that position? It’s just ridiculous. We do pay our mortgage and we are NOT broke. There is a wonderful thing called the internet where you can look up public records and find out what we paid for our house, the rate on our mortgage, pretty much everything. The truth is this: we put our house up to get away from the negativity. I have to protect my family. I don’t want my children around anyone, including family that is speaking badly about me or trying to put me down. I see it happening already. I couldn’t believe what my nieces were saying about me, and as the girls get older it will only get worse. Then they will begin to tell my children what they hear about me from their mother. I can’t have that. I won’t have it. If you bring Zia Teresa’s name up to my children they never say a negative thing about her, and as long as I can help it they won’t. They know nothing about what is happening between us, and I would like to keep it that way for them as long as I can.”
Now, sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice is responding to Melissa’s reasoning for moving. Teresa tells The Stir, “I do think it’s sad that Melissa is using my children and me as an excuse as to why she’s moving. Our children won’t even be going to the same school with each other until 6th grade so that’s five years that she has that she can still live in the house if that really is the issue. My brother has made a studio for her and is even making a pool yet they are moving out of this ‘dream home’ because of me and my children? If that were really the case, she would go on another show and wouldn’t be on the same show with me.”
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