It’s no secret The Real Housewives of New Jersey sisters-in-law Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice struggle to get along. Now, both stars are opening up exclusively to Life & Style about their ongoing family feud.
“The trust isn’t there,” Melissa tells Life & Style, on stands now. “The trust needs to be built.”
Melissa believes that her nieces “weren’t taught a lot of [respect] toward me,’ suggesting that Teresa has allowed her girls to openly mock her.
On the trailer for the upcoming fifth season, Teresa's daughter Milania, 7, is shown "going on the pole" like Melissa. But Teresa insists that’s not true: “Do I say anything negative about Melissa or my brother in front of my children? No, that does not happen.”
For Melissa, Teresa’s involvement in spreading rumors that she’d cheated on her husband with ex Brian “Bulldog” Bowen was “unforgivable.” Yet, Teresa claims her motives were pure. “I was just trying to warn [Melissa], before she came on the show, that I was hearing these rumors about her,” she tells Life & Style.
Teresa says it will take “a lot of time, a lot of hard work” for them to get to a good place.
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And though they both claim all they want is "peace," it doesn't look like the hatchet will be buried anytime soon. With season five premiering on June 2, fans of the show will see some of the most outrageous Melissa versus Teresa fireworks yet.
For more on Melissa and Teresa’s ongoing feud, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!