Depressing times are ahead on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. At least for Teresa Giudice.
Previewing the new season of the Bravo hit, which premieres on May 16, Giudice said "sad" times are ahead for her and her immediate family. The reason? New cast addition, sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.
"You're going to see a totally different side of me this season," Teresa told E! News. "It's really sad. I cry a lot on the show and it's very hard for me."
The season will focus heavily on Teresa's damaged relationship with her brother, Joe, which fell apart after he married Gorga.
On the upcoming premiere, an all-out brawl takes place during Melissa and Joe's christening shindig for their son, all due to nasty words exchanged with Teresa.Giudice said her heart is broken over the fractured ties to her sibling, especially because she was initially a fan of Gorga's: "I was really happy for them," she said. "I wanted him to get married so bad. That was is third fiancée, so we just wanted him to get married. We always said we wanted our kids to grow up together. And I really wanted her to become the sister I never had."
That didn't happen, although the reasons why are unclear. But this is how bad things (supposedly) are: Teresa learned that Melissa was coming on board from Bravo.
"I got the phone call from Bravo and I was like blown away. I was like, 'Really?' And then that's what made me a little upset because I was like, 'Wow, it would have been nice for my brother to call me or my cousin to call me. It's just weird to me. It really is. Just blows my mind."
Viewers will also meet Teresa's cousin, Kathy Wakile, on the season premiere.