Melissa Gorga: I'm Always Ready to Tell Teresa to STFU!

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RHONJ viewers have seen Teresa Giudice threaten to blow her "casket" ... her words, not ours ... this season.

While some of her anger is understandable, a lot of viewers think that she's in the wrong.

Some of her fellow Housewives agree, including sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.

And she admits that she often finds herself at odds with Tre, and is not about to back down.

RHONJ s11e13: Melissa Gorga urges calm

This week, Melissa Gorga spoke to E! News on the Daily Pop about how she's had to manage her sister-in-law.

"That's the story of my life," she expressed.

Melissa described herself as "constantly trying to figure out how to tell Teresa I don't agree with her."

RHONJ s11e13: Teresa Giudice is getting angry

Melissa said that it's a challenge to disagree "without her thinking that I'm going against her and 'the fam.'"

"It's always been difficult for me," she admitted.

"So, it comes down to it," Melissa explained, "we've been on this show long enough."

RHONJ s11e13: Melissa Gorga at the table

"It's not even about that anymore," Melissa stated about their reality careers.

She emphasized: "It's about what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong."

"And whether you're my sister or my best friend or my husband," Melissa declared, "when you're wrong, you're wrong."

RHONJ s11e13: Teresa Giudice is gonna blow her "casket"

Obviously, this season's conflict so far has centered upon Teresa spreading rumors about Jackie's husband.

She claimed to have heard that Evan Goldschneider was cheating when he went to the gym.

Teresa chose to repeat this rumor to multiple people, on camera, at Evan's birthday party.

RHONJ season 11 title card

Jackie eventually retaliated by coming up with a cruel "analogy" that would upset Teresa.

She fabricated on the spot a story about Gia, Teresa's 20-year-old, doing cocaine.

Now, Jackie wasn't trying to convince anyone that it was true, but Teresa flew into a rage.

RHONJ s11e13: Teresa Giudice at the table

Jackie did not accompany the other Housewives to Lake George because of the intense feud.

Teresa continued to bring it up nonetheless, demanding an apology from Jackie.

Jackie, in the meantime, was trying to spend time with her husband, as allegedly Tre's rumor could hurt him professionally.

RHONJ s11e13: Jackie explains how this hurts Evan

Melissa also spoke about Teresa's boyfriend Luis Ruelas and how she'd thought that Tre would never leave Joe Giudice.

"There was a point that I was like, 'She's never going to leave. It's just never gonna be,'" Melissa recalled.

"She's just so traditional and old school," she explained, "that it's like, marriage is marriage, and even if you're not happy, you stay."

RHONJ s11e13: Teresa Giudice argues at breakfast

Melissa said that it was only Joe's tragic deportation to Italy that "forced" Teresa to reconsider her marriage.

"I have to be honest with you," she added.

"I almost feel like, if he came home, she would still be with him," Melissa hypothesized.

Luis Ruelas and Teresa

"There's a part of me that thinks that," Melissa confessed.

"If he were able to come home," she added, "she would've tried again."

However, Melissa did emphasize that she has no doubt that Teresa "really likes" Luis.

Jennifer Aydin, Melissa Gorga, and Dolores Catania Laugh

"I want Teresa to be happy, you know?" Melissa affirmed.

"I'm so sick of talking about all the other nonsense anyway and the negatives and the sadness," she expressed.

"It's like, let's talk about fun things together," Melissa emphasized. "Like, double date. Let's, like, enjoy life."

Teresa Giudice for RHONJ

That is not a bad idea at all, of course.

Teresa has been through a number of tremendous stressers, from serious legal trouble to her husband's deportation.

This bitter feud with Jackie isn't going to lead to either of them feeling particularly happy or fulfilled ... and the same goes for their friends.

RHONJ s11e13: Teresa plays a prank

Just look at how much fun Teresa and Melissa had during this week's episode when they weren't talking about Jackie or rumors.

Admittedly, they might have found a more wholesome source of entertainment than Tre pranking Joe Gorga with claims that Melissa was flirting with a restaurant owner.

But still, they had a lot of fun, and Joe was apparently "amused" enough by it that he shared the prank with his poker buddies.

Teresa Giudice on a Bus

Of course, at the same time, we have to acknowledge the reality of the situation.

Teresa is a Housewife. So are Jackie and Melissa. They're all in the same business.

Housewives need storylines in order to continue to be interesting enough to be on the show.

RHONJ s11e13: an unstable lake bar

Feuds are an easy route to giving yourself and others a storyline, ideally one that makes headlines.

So part of this is that Teresa and Jackie both know that digging in their heels will reap real career rewards (probably).

But at the same time ... people with obvious personality problems and short tempers are natural fits for reality TV.

RHONJ s11e13: Joe Gorga hosts poker night

It's worth noting that at Joe's poker game with the husbands, we heard that Teresa was not the only one to hear the rumor about Evan.

If others had heard it, well, that takes some of the pressure off of Teresa for repeating it.

That said, she's the one who brought it up on camera at Evan's birthday party. Meanwhile, the men all affirm that they believe that he's been faithful.

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Melissa Gorga was added to the third season cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She's the sister-in-law of Teresa Giudice, though... More »
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