During filming for Real Housewives of New Jersey this week, thinks apparently got a bit crazy after Bravo reportedly ambushed Melissa Gorga by bringing her former strip club boss to the Posche fashion show, where the rest of the cast was also in attendance.
A source tells the Huffington Post, “Bravo's surprise at the fashion show was for Melissa: Her ex-boss at Lookers, the strip club she used to work at. No one knew him, no one knew he was coming — although, of course Bravo had a microphone on him — and Melissa ran away from him and refused to film with him.”
Things only got worse when Bravo forced Teresa to converse with the strip club king, but, in an uncharacteristically intelligent decision, Teresa walked away when she realized he was there to expose Melissa’s seedy past.
Yet when Teresa tried to comfort her distraught sister-in-law, she was turned away in favor of new besties Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita. That stings, T. We feel you.
However, Jesus-loving Melissa — clearly eager to save her now tarnished reputation — wasn’t done just yet. The source continues, “Melissa doesn't want her new besties, Caroline and Jacqueline, to know about her past (including who paid for her fake boobs), so she came back to the table and told everyone that Teresa had set her up.”
We hope Bravo bolted down the tables, because there’s no way that Teresa took this backstabbing in stride, and we don’t blame her.
Unfortunately for Teresa, the rest of the New Jersey Housewives don’t seem overly concerned with little things like the truth. The source said, “Teresa had nothing to do with it, but Jac and Caroline were more than ready to go with it because it makes Teresa look bad. And Bravo will never admit they set it up...”
When Teresa called Jacqueline later that night to straighten things out, Jacqueline wasn’t having any of it. “Jacqueline’s parting shot after she hung up the phone was to text Teresa a photo of [her husband] Joe and [a] mystery lady at dinner and said she was going to leak it to the press to hurt Teresa.”
Oddly enough, a picture matching that description was leaked to the press earlier this week, but Teresa insists that the young lady in question is just a family friend. Like we haven’t heard that one before.
Either way, we doubt this is the last we’ll hear of the New Jersey drama!