Joe and Melissa Gorga “have no plans” to leave “Real Housewives of New Jersey” amid their feud with Teresa Giudice.
Melissa took to Instagram to clarify where she and her husband stand after comments on her podcast earlier Thursday led fans to believe they were quitting the Bravo series.
“People are taking pieces from my podcast and assuming I’m leaving the show,” she began her Story statement. “‘This is how rumors get started.’ [blushing emoji] I never said I was leaving the show. I was just clarifying how we felt after a difficult weekend.
“We have no plans on leaving. #RHONJ.”
The Bravolebrities said in their podcast that they skipped Teresa and Luis “Louie” Ruelas’ wedding last weekend after their years-long feud became “too toxic” for them to endure.
“Sometimes when things are too toxic and you try over and over and over again and it just keeps coming back around to the same thing … even if it’s family, you have to let it go,” Melissa, 43, shared.
Melissa also explained that fans don’t know the full story of her and Joe’s fallout with Teresa.
“[There were] past altercations with Louie that we’ve never talked about and that we’ve decided to kind of push under the rug because we want Teresa to be happy,” Melissa added.
“There’s things that we stay zipped about because we want her to be happy and have a good life.”
Melissa and Joe, 42, didn’t detail what took place between the two families, but confirmed there was an explosive fight during the Season 13 finale that was filmed earlier this month.
“Yes, there was a little aggression from certain people that could have been a little scary,” the Envy boutique owner noted.
Sources previously told Page Six that the Gorgas fought with Teresa, 50, during the finale because they believed the former jailbird helped push a cheating rumor about Melissa that would “cause drama” in her marriage.