In a new interview, RHONJ star, Melissa Gorga revealed that making a decision to end her friendship with castmate and sister-in-law Teresa Giudice didn’t leave her riddled with guilt.
“I truly feel like I have hit every avenue,” Gorga, 42, told Dylan Hafer on Monday’s episode of Betches’-Mention It All podcast. “I have no guilt.”
The fashion forward mother of three said that she feels “a little free” after she and Giudice, 49, made a pact to stop pretending they like each other during the three-part Season 12 reunion.
“It’s OK to say that [Teresa and I] don’t have the best relationship and I don’t feel guilty saying that because I tried really hard and I know that I tried hard — for my in-laws and for [my husband] Joe [Gorga],” she continued.
“[My in-laws] are not here anymore and now … it is sad to see [Joe] not have family.”
After Giudice told Melissa, “Honey, we’re not close,” at the reunion, the notorious table-flipper proceeded to call her bother a “bitch boy” and accused him of being “too involved” in the ladies’ drama — causing Joe to exit stage left.
While Teresa has since apologized for slinging insults at her only brother, her social media saying sorry via social media hasn’t seemed to help her current relationship with the Gorgas.
Melissa said on Mention It All that her final straw with Giudice was watching their interactions play back on Season 1 of Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip.
“When I went back and watched ‘Ultimate Girls Trip,’ I was watching some of the scenes they filmed Teresa and I together on the plane and we were in the car, and I remember looking at her and genuinely saying, ‘This is exciting that we get to do this together and this is something fun. We’ll have these memories that we did something fun for when we get older,’” she recalled.
“She kind of just rolled her eyes and looked at me,” Melissa added. “Between that and watching [this] season [of ‘RHONJ’], I just feel like I tried and I’m good.”
Melissa confessed that she would never discuss her drama with Giudice again if given the choice.
“We are all, as a cast, sick of it,” she told host Hafer. “Does anybody really wanna see Teresa, Melissa and Joe argue and make up to break up? Just leave it alone!”
The Envy boutique owner elaborated, “I don’t care if we never talked about it again. You have me all f–ked up and you got it twisted. I don’t want to talk about Teresa or the family, never again if it was up to me.”
Part three of the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 12 reunion airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.