Some people just aren’t meant to be friends. As already reported, during the trip to Vermont, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga formally ended their friendly relationship with Jacqueline Laurita.
According to Radar Online, an insider said that in the weeks leading up to the disastrous trip, the ladies were all getting along.
Star Pulse also states that when Laurita came back to the show, she was ready to mend some of the relationships with her castmates. And Teresa was one of them. In fact, after Teresa’s sentencing, Laurita was heartbroken and even reached out to her. Apparently, the desire to fix those relationships was short lived.
An insider said that during the Vermont trip, “Things quickly went south after Robyn Levy threatened Jacqueline,” and “Teresa and Melissa took Robyn’s side because they thought Jacqueline provoked her, and that made Jacqueline absolutely crazy.”
The source continued to state that Laurita has been stirring things up while the cameras are off too. The insider also said that Teresa and Melissa aren’t blind to Laurita’s tactics, and that’s why they have ended their friendship with her since they don’t have time for all the drama.
However, ending their friendship didn’t come without its own pile of dirty drama. A report claimed that Laurita was threatening to go public with all of Teresa and Melissa’s secrets after their friendship had ended.
“All of the rumors about Joe cheating on Teresa while she was in prison? Well, Jacqueline is ready to spill,” claimed an insider.
In the following weeks since Laurita’s meltdown in Vermont, Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga have not only ended their friendship with Laurita but have also completely stopped talking to her, with the drama hitting its peak this past weekend.
During a housewarming party thrown by co-star Dolores Catania, both Melissa, 37, and Jacqueline, 45, made appearances. Radar Online spoke with an insider about what happened at Dolores’ party.
“At Dolores’ party Friday night, producers wanted to set up a chat between Melissa and her enemy Jacqueline,” the source said. “But Melissa flipped out and refused to do it.”
The insider revealed that Melissa refused to talk to her former friend and said that she is “Melissa Gorga” and that “she doesn’t approach people” and “they have to come to her.”
And even though a confrontation between Gorga and Laurita never happened, the insider revealed that the tension in the house never went away. The insider also said Laurita is in no mood to discuss things with Melissa either.
“Jacqueline despises Melissa,” the source said. “Jacqueline doesn’t want anything to do with her. She hates her.”
However, the producers will eventually have their way, or else Jacqueline Laurita will be axed from the show. As Melissa Gorga’s upcoming fashion show approaches, it is dubbed as an all cast event, yes, that means even Laurita must show up or she will no longer be apart of the show.
After the meltdown in Vermont, where she nearly got into a physical altercation with co-star Robyn Levy, then getting herself into a heated dispute between Teresa and Melissa, it appears that the producers have had enough.
“Jacqueline thinks she can just call the shots regarding fulfilling filming requirements,” a production source shared with In Touch Weekly. “Melissa’s fashion show will be the grand finale event for the upcoming season of RHONJ and all of the ladies will be there. Since the fallout of the trip to Vermont, Jacqueline has bailed on filming with Robyn, Teresa and Melissa.”
The fashion show will be at Macaluso’s in Hawthorne, New Jersey, on March 30, and you can bet that the cameras will be rolling from every possible angle.
Catch all the drama between Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, and Jacqueline Laurita when the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres this summer.
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