The Real Housewives of New Jersey OG Jacqueline Laurita is calling out the Gorgas for allegedly “manipulating” her fallout with Teresa Giudice.
Jacqueline Laurita is calling out Melissa and Joe Gorga for allegedly “manipulating” her fallout with Teresa Giudice on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Jacqueline exited The Real Housewives of New Jersey ahead of season 7. She appeared as a full-time housewife in the show’s first five seasons before being demoted to a friend in season 6. When she returned to a full-time role in season 7, she took aim at Teresa and outed her for accusing another housewife of being a “stripper.” Jacqueline was known for not holding back when calling out the other housewives for stirring the pot.
Teresa and Jacqueline went from being best friends in The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 1 to hating each other by the time the latter jumped ship in season 6. She and Teresa have kept their distance since Jacqueline’s RHONJ exit. But now with Teresa at odds with her brother and sister-in-law, Jacqueline is calling out Melissa Gorga for allegedly orchestrating her messy fallout with Teresa years ago. Jacqueline recently held a Q&A on Instagram where a fan asked her if Melissa is a “liar,” and she didn’t hold back.
“Well, let’s just say that she was really good at lying while keeping a straight face and very good at manipulating people,” Jacqueline wrote in the post, a screenshot of which was captured by Reddit user u/witchvvitchsandwich. She went on to accuse Melissa and Joe of “manipulating” her view of Teresa by “telling me secrets about Teresa, things Teresa would say and do to them, and telling me things Teresa would say behind my back.”
Jacqueline Claims Melissa Called Caroline ‘Old’
In another post, Jacqueline responded to a fan who asked about Melissa’s friendship with Caroline Manzo, a Real Housewives of New Jersey OG and the sister of Jacqueline’s husband, Chris Laurita. According to Jacqueline, Melissa has only become “friendly acquaintances” with Caroline amid rumors of her return to RHONJ. Jacqueline doesn’t think Melissa really cares to be friends with Caroline since she “always used to say Caroline was too old and boring for the show.” Fans are now speculating about the possibility of Teresa and Jacqueline becoming friends again to team up and put the Gorgas’ alleged manipulation on blast. “I smell a Teresa and Jacqueline reconciliation,” one Redditor wrote.
Jacqueline and Melissa exchanged words during their time appearing on The Real Housewives of New Jersey together. Jacqueline accused Melissa of being fake by saying one thing to her in confidence but jumping ship when confronted by her alleged target. Fans have noticed Melissa leaving friendly comments under Caroline’s Instagram posts. Caroline is set to appear in a new season of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, and there’s talk of her returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey. If Caroline does return, it would more than likely involve a huge showdown with Teresa.
Caroline and Teresa have exchanged shady jabs at each other over the years. While Jacqueline and Teresa were once close friends, Teresa’s riff with Caroline impacts their friendship. Teresa remains best friends with Dina Cantin, the sister of Caroline and Chris and sister-in-law of Jacqueline. The Real Housewives of New Jersey has followed a huge part of the messy fallout. But there is still tons of unfinished business that viewers would love to see get hashed out. Fans are rooting for a Teresa and Jacqueline reunion in hopes of seeing Joe and Melissa get taken down. The drama is brewing and things could explode in the near future.