Melissa Gorga and her husband, Joe, are reportedly supporting their brother-in-law, Joe Giudice, as he faces a cheating scandal. According to a new report, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars are rallying around the Giudice family in an effort to move past the issue and provide Teresa’s daughters with a stable environment.
“The family is already going through such a hard time with Teresa being in jail, and Joe is anxious about starting his time in jail too,” a source explained to Radar Online on March 12. “The kids have been through a lot and need as much stability as they can get.”
While Melissa Gorga and her husband, who is Teresa Giudice’s younger brother, have decided to be supportive, the source claimed that doesn’t necessarily mean they believe Giudice is innocent.
“Everyone has been through this before and knows how sneaky and shady Joe can be, so of course we don’t trust him. But at the end of the day, it’s Teresa’s problem.”
Melissa Gorga and the Giudices have had their issues in recent years, even fighting on camera for The Real Housewives of New Jersey. However, during the show’s sixth season, they made amends. From the looks of things, they aren’t looking to rock the boat.
Not only have Melissa Gorga and her husband been supporting Giudice since Teresa went to prison in January, they’ve also been helpful with the Giudice’s daughters, Gia, 14, Gabriela, 10, Milania, 8, and Audriana, 5.
According to the source, the children have been spending time with their cousins, including the children of Melissa Gorga and her husband.
As the Inquisitr recently reported, Melissa Gorga appeared on Andy Cohen’s late night talk show, Watch What Happens Live, earlier this week, where she discussed the Giudice family, and claimed Joe Giudice was “manning up” with Teresa gone.
“It’s heavy on his heart. It’s a lot. I pass [Joe Giudice] in the morning, and he’s driving the girls to school. And I usually pass Teresa every morning. It’s heartwarming to see him. He’s manning up, and he’s doing what he has to do,” she said, according to a report by Fox News.
Melissa Gorga has appeared alongside the Giudices for the last four seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and while the seventh season has yet to be confirmed, both the Gorgas and the Giudices are expected to return. However, because of their back-to-back sentences, Teresa and Joe won’t be appearing together.
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