On October 5, Melissa Gorga, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Melissa Gorga posted a photo of her family on Instagram, but fans quickly grabbed the caption of the photo, as many believed Gorga was trumping Teresa Giudice.
The Bravolebrity shared three photos of herself with her family, including sisters Lysa Marco-Simpson and Kim Marco Pirrella. Tagged at Life Rooftop in New York City, Gorga wrote in the caption, “Sometimes you need that original fam by your side. Appreciate your family everyone! Loved a day in NYC seeing Michael Jackson the Musical, then cocktails at @ liferooftop and delicious dinner @kuminewyork #cherishthepeoplethatloveyou.
Gorga’s co-star Jackie Goldschneider noted on the post that she “loves” Gorga’s family and is “obsessed” with Michael Jackson. Margaret Josephs also commented, “The fun and fabulous fam! I love you all.”
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Several comments on Gorga’s post focused more on the RHONJ star’s caption than the photos, with many saying they thought she was eclipsing her co-star and sister-in-law Giudice with her reference to the “original” family. One person said, “Every caption is weird.”
Many others said it was shady, and someone said, “Always cast shade!!! Conquer yourself already!!” Someone else agreed, also writing: “Nice picture! But shades, shades all day lol Keep the same storyline.”
Another person accused Gorga of being “close-minded” by “shading something positive.” Yet another commenter asked, “Why can’t Melissa just snap a picture with her sisters without obviously throwing a jab at Teresa.”
It’s no secret right now that Gorga and Giudice had a big fight while filming the finale of RHONJ’s upcoming season 13. Their fight was the talk of the Bravosphere when Gorga and her husband Joe Gorga, Giudice’s brother, just afterwards confirmed they would not be attending Giudice’s wedding.
Bits and pieces of their feud have since leaked out, though RHONJ fans will have to wait until season 13 to find out more. On Gorga’s August 11 episode of her podcast “On Display,” the housewife discussed skipping the wedding with Joe, her podcast guest. “We have a laundry list of reasons in our heads” for not attending, she said. However, Gorga explained that they couldn’t go into more detail as it will air in the next season of the show.
However, Giudice didn’t seem too bothered by their absence, as she told E! News at New York Fashion Week that it was “it” for their relationship. “It’s so sad” that Joe and Melissa Gorga skipped the wedding, she said. “It’s not how I wanted things to end.”
Despite that, she said she wouldn’t work on recovering their sibling. “No, no, no, it really is,” she said firmly. “That is it.”
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