Joe and Teresa Giudice and their four daughters did indeed spend Christmas Eve at Joe and Melissa Gorga’s home. On Thursday night, Melissa posted a group photo to her Instagram page showing her and Teresa, with their respective spouses and children, standing on her grand stairway. Also in the photos are Teresa and Joe’s parents. Yet Melissa seems to have realized that it was a mistake to post a photo of her sister-in-law, or was told to take it down since she quickly deleted it.
Luckily, the blog site The Real Mr. Housewife captured the photo before it was deleted. The site tweeted the photo.
— Real Mr. Housewife™ (@realmrhousewife) December 25, 2015
Melissa also posted a photo of her, her husband, and their three children posing in front of their Christmas tree. While Joe opted for a casual look consisting of a black T-shirt and khaki pants, Melissa went for a figure-hugging black and white dress with a cutout in the midsection.
Several people left comments on Melissa’s photo to ask why she deleted the group photo showing Teresa. It was reported that the Christmas Eve dinner would be filmed for The Real Housewives of New Jersey, season 7, which is currently filming. Perhaps Melissa realized a little too late that she wasn’t supposed to post any photos or videos of Teresa with her at her dinner in order to keep the show’s fans waiting and thus increase ratings when the Christmas Eve episode aired?
Also, People magazine seems to have purchased exclusive rights to show how Teresa looked on Christmas Eve. People published several photographs of Teresa before she went to Melissa’s dinner. One photograph shows Teresa, Joe, and their four daughters posing in front of their Christmas tree. Another photograph shows Teresa standing in her closet debating what to wear with one of her daughters. Other photographs show a professional stylist doing Teresa’s hair and makeup.
The photos shows that Teresa, who was released from prison early Wednesday morning, eventually chose to wear a low-cut black top, black pants, a red cardigan, and black pumps.
— People magazine (@people) December 25, 2015
The family seems to have enjoyed a opulent dinner. Another photo that Melissa posted shows that she laid out a beautiful table setting for the Christmas Eve dinner.
Since Teresa Giudice just arrived home from prison on Wednesday morning, it’s likely that the Christmas Eve dinner was first meeting between Joe and Melissa Gorga and Teresa since her release. In Melissa’s case, it may have been the first time she has seen Teresa in more than a year. On the special The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In, which aired in October, it was revealed that Melissa was not approved to visit Teresa in prison. When her husband went to visit his sister, Melissa reminded him to tell Teresa that she would like to visit her.
When Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice appeared on Andy Cohen’s live talk show Watch What Happens Live after the special’s premiere episode aired, they admitted that Melissa had yet to visit Teresa. As the Inquisitr reported, after the special’s finale aired, Melissa tweeted that she understands why Teresa didn’t place her name on the visitors list. Melissa added that she never expected to be put on the visitors list.
Being in prison for almost a year apparently didn’t cause Teresa to have a change of heart when it comes to sharing her life with the public. People magazine was also on hand at Joe and Teresa’s home to photograph her first moments with her family upon her release.
— People magazine (@people) December 24, 2015
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