It's Melissa Gorga versus Teresa Giudice. While the two Housewives have long had disagreements on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, they were doing a pretty good job of reconciling in the last few episodes. On the latest episode, however, all progress was lost when a former manager from a gentlemen's club showed up to an event they were at and publicly said that Melissa Gorga used to work for him as a stripper, a claim that she and the venue's owner deny. Some believe that the cookbook author set up the situation while others believe that she had nothing to do with it. In Melissa Gorga's mind, there's no question who's to blame. She firmly believes that her sister-in-law purposely tried to expose her and make her look bad.
She believes that her sister-in-law's shock at the manager's claim was fake and that she purposefully planted Kim DePaola and the manager into the event "because she never wants to be the one who looks bad."
She said that both her and husband Joe Gorga was absolutely shocked at what happened. "I said, 'Did this really just happen? I was crying. His eyes teared up and he said, 'I don't know what's happened to Teresa," she said.
For her part, Teresa Giudice maintains that there was no set up and that she was just as shocked as anyone else when she heard the stripper claim. With such drama ratcheting up toward the end of the season, one thing's for sure: the reunion finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is not one to miss.
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