Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga, Throw Punches on Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 5
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Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga, Throw Punches on Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 5

Things officially got real on the July 14 episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The Lake George retreat got off to an awkward start, with tensions seemingly boiling up until the episode’s explosive ending.

After a few uncomfortable meals and side conversations, the gang — including Teresa and Joe Giudice, Melissa and Joe Gorga, and Kathy and Rich Wakile — started with some silly team building exercises to break the ice.

As the “therapy” part of the day began, Teresa was hung up on Jacqueline Laurita, who wisely chose not to attend the drama-filled retreat. Eventually she turned her attention to Melissa and her brother Joe, and it wasn’t long before the insults started flying.

Frustrated that Tre refused to take any ownership of whatever role she played in Stripergate last season, Melissa screamed “I forgive you,” in an effort to wipe the slate clean.

When Teresa still refused to admit that she’s hurt the Gorgas in the past, Melissa declared that her sister-in-law “needs prescription drugs … she’s a monster.”

Yet when Joe yelled “I’m not sticking with scum like you,” to his sister after she begged him to believe that she didn’t set Melissa up, that finally pushed her over the edge and she ran to Juicy Joe for comfort.

Juicy then barged inside demanding an apology for his wife, and that’s when Joe Gorga lunged at him and started throwing punches. Unfortunately we won’t get to see the aftermath of this game-changing fight until next week, but check out exactly how everything went down in the video below.