Joe and Melissa's Daughter Antonia 'Unfazed' By RHONJ Family Drama
Joe and Melissa Gorga's daughter Antonia Gorga reacts to the ongoing drama between her family and Teresa Giudice on RHONJ.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Melissa Gorga, claims her daughter Antonia Gorga is "unimpressed" by the ongoing drama between their family and Teresa Giudice. While Teresa was the original Housewife of the Bravo series, her sister-in-law Melissa joined her cast in season 3 of RHONJ. The drama between family members happens almost instantaneously, and what is memorable for the audience is the physical confrontation between Joe and Melissa in the first episode of Melissa's first season. Gorga's christening. For nearly 11 years, the issues between the two women and Joe have been a central storyline for RHONJ.
Melissa's comments are based on recent news that Teresa's children have unfollowed their uncles and aunts Joe and Melissa on social media platforms. Melissa singled out the incident on an episode of her podcast, Melissa Gorga On Display, and said Antonia said she was "not worried" to ease her anxiety, adding, "You know what, Mom? It's not you It’s their problem.” Melissa didn’t specify which cousin she was referring to at the time, but Teresa shared her own thoughts on why her daughter, Gia Giudice, chose to end all ties with Joe and Melissa. Antonia seems to have always been close to her Giudice cousins, and it looks like she will continue to refuse to let their parents' drama affect their relationship.
RHONJ's Melissa Gorga Doesn't Spend Christmas With Teresa Giudice
Melissa and Teresa are spending Christmas separately this year, which is not surprising after Melissa and Joe declined to attend Teresa's wedding to Luis Ruelas last summer. Many RHONJ fans had hoped that Teresa's wedding would bring the family back together, but it only seemed to deepen their divide. Melissa claims Antonia's ability to handle the conflict in a "calm manner" comes from years of showing up at RHONJ. Antonia was only 5 years old when RHONJ season 3 premiered, and in the years since then she's seen more drama than she's shared. Another reason for Antonia's level head is the simple fact that she inherited it from her mother, as Melissa herself claims.
The family appears to have reached a truce after Teresa served time in prison and her then-husband Joe faced deportation. During RHONJ season 7, Teresa told Melissa that she wished they could "go back to where we were" when Melissa first joined Gorga family. Melissa echoed the sentiment, and it appears the family is working in a positive direction for the time being. Things quickly heated up again when Teresa told Melissa to "control her husband," as Joe admitted to Andy Cohen that he had long suppressed his anger over Teresa's family legal issues.
It is unclear whether Teresa will remain on good terms with Melissa and Joe. While their relationship has been hot and cold, the absence of the Gorga family at Teresa's wedding seems like a clear statement that they have no interest in mending things at this time. During the upcoming RHONJ season 13 premiere, fans can expect to learn more about the current state of the family's relationship.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 premiere Tuesday, February 7 at 9 p.m. EDT Bravo.
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