Credit: Photo via Twitter Photo: Joe and Teresa Giudice Relax in Mexico

Since Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa Gorga joined The Real Housewives of New Jersey last season, Joe’s relationship with his sister Teresa Giudice has suffered.

The siblings — who were close growing up — spent the majority of last season not talking.

Despite a seemingly carefree trip to Mexico during Season 4, a source tells Reality Tea that Joe isn’t buying his sister’s constantly upbeat attitude. “Teresa isn’t as happy as she looks — or tells the media,” says the source.

“She wants to try and fool everyone as if her life if perfect and she has no money problems, etc,” the source continues. However, loyal RHoNJ viewers know that Teresa and Joe have had their share of financial problems in the past. 

While Joe has reportedly helped Teresa out before, she’s now refusing to turn to her brother for help because of Melissa. 

The source explains, “She is so competitive with Melissa that she can’t DARE lean on her brother and admit she has problems.”

We know Teresa and Joe have struggled this past year, but T also has three best-selling cookbooks to her name, so she’s clearly trying to figure out a way to make it without any help from her family.

Source: Reality Tea