Teresa A., of course, made it clear that whole thing was a bunch of baloney, and she's appalled. "This scene was nothing but a total lack of respect — filth and lies," she wrote. "Shame, shame, shame on anyone involved. My family, my blood, my mother, my father, my sister, my nephews Anthony and Joey, my husband Rino, and my son Giovanni are my world, my loves, and my life. And so help me God, anyone that tries to hurt or destroy any one of them… All I will say is there is God, and karma is a bitch."
What about the people less directly affected? Teresa Giudice, who was told the vicious rumor, wrote this: "I was SHOCKED about what Victoria said Rino had told her. Shocked! And pretty quickly wished I had never heard it for about a million reasons. I really like Rino, and I think he and Teresa are very sweet together and have a beautiful family. I hope they stay together for a million years." Aww.
Melissa Gorga also made it clear she was not OK with what went down, writing, "As far as what Victoria Gotti said on the episode, I think it was completely unnecessary, and as a fellow Italian woman, we all know to speak about someone's mother in a negative way is a BIG no no! I adore Teresa and Rino, and I feel for them with what was said."
As for Amber Marchese, who has had her differences with the twins, well, make of this what you will: "I remember feeling a range of feelings: Was this joke on me? Was this a test to see what I would do with the information? Was this Rino just spouting out stupidity? Was this a joke on Victoria? I have to say, Victoria did seem sincere, so at first I thought that this was your typical 'your mama's so fat' joke from Rino, however, there was never an “I’m just kidding” follow up. Either way, I am wearing my hair in a bun for the rest of the season just in case now that I know the consequences of the deplorable offense of hearing a rumor. Jim purchased state of the art ear plugs and Kevlar plated hair nets for Valentine's Day. What I do with this rumor well…stay tuned! The Dunkin Donuts and the post office will never be the same."
Huh. What does that mean? We guess we really will just have to tune in and see.
Catch the next episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET.