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The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa Gorga Shuts Down “Gold Digger” Claim

June 25, 2011 09:30 AM by Shayla Perry

Turning her son’s christening into an episode of WWE Raw is one thing, but calling her a gold digger? Now that’s crossing the line. Bravo’s Real Housewife of New Jersey Melissa Gorga is fighting back after sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice, insinuated that she married her husband for his money. What did she have to say?

“When I hear her call me pretty much a gold digger, it’s like putting a knife in my heart and twisting it, because I know that she knows that’s not true,” Melissa Gorga tells E!‘s Mark Malkin.

“Joe and I have been married for seven years and have three kids,” explains the newest member of the Housewives clan in her own defense. “We went through a time where we couldn’t even buy diapers. We had to sell every house we lived in…Did I go anywhere? Would I ever? No. It hurts me that she would even put that out there, to put that in someone’s head. And it doesn’t even hurt me as bad as it hurts her brother.”

One thing both sides of the family can agree on is that things were much better before The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

“Before the show came around, Teresa and I bumped heads, but we always worked it out,” says Melissa. “It wasn’t like we hated each other. We’d always be in the same rooms, but we never were best friends. You know, some people just don’t click.”

In the next episode of the Bravo reality show, the two ladies sit down to try to settle their differences one-on-one, but it’s pretty evident that come Sunday at 11|10c, the only thing the conversation will have improved is the network’s ratings.

“It’s not her fault,” Gorga says of her sister-in-law. “It’s everyone’s fault. What’s so funny is everyone thinks most of the problem is between Teresa and I and it’s not. It’s between Joe and Teresa. I’m caught in the middle. The issues that Teresa and I have are ridiculous.”

While we agree that a family feud that seems to be based on nothing more than greeting cards and Christmas cookies is rather ridiculous, it doesn’t look like it’s Melissa that’s really stuck in the middle of the situation.

What do you think RTVM? Is this feud really between Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga? Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga? Or all three?

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3 Responses to “The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa Gorga Shuts Down “Gold Digger” Claim”

  1. Chris Says:
    June 25th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Cannot tolerate this woman a bit!
    I stopped watching the show and just read the recaps. She and her husband are over the top sickening. I don’t know if she dug for gold, but what she ended up with is a lovely home, beautiful children and a 5 year old husband with a huge temper and way too much testosterone for his own good. She can have it all-UGH!

  2. NotAFan Says:
    June 26th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    It’s all MELISSA grow up and stay home taking care of your 3 babies instead of having everyone else in your family raise them…..that would prove you are not a gold digger!

  3. Shayla Perry Says:
    June 26th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    LOL @ “5 year old husband.” I’m still trying to decide who’s worse — Melissa or Joe. Praying to “Jeee-sus” Bravo doesn’t give these two a spin-off.


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