Shots Fired: Rino Aprea Responds To Victoria Gotti’s Shocking Revelation & Victoria Responds!

Posted on Aug 25 2014 - 9:36am by Editor

On last night’s explosive episode of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” Victoria Gotti made a guest appearance and in typical mob style shots were fired!

Victoria Gotti revealed that she and Rino Aprea, husband of Teresa Aprea are long-time friends (strictly platonic) and during their close friendship, Rino revealed a shocking family secret.

During a sit down at Victoria’s kitchen table with Teresa Giudice and Amber Marchese, Victoria shared with the women that Rino cheated (on Teresa Aprea) with her MOTHER! And that was the reason Teresa and Rino Aprea divorced the first time. The couple has since remarried.

[RELATED] Exclusive: Santa & Rino Affair Exposed! Sex At Family BBQ While The Twins Were At The Store and Their Father Was In Prison!

The the startling news left viewers with tongues hanging and ROCKED the Twitter world. Watch the video below: 


Teresa’s mother, Santa Napolitano is married to Salvatore Napolitano and the couple appear to be happily married on the show.  As a matter of fact, the entire family seems like one big happy family, so you can imagine my surprise and shock by this announcement.

RHONJSanta Napolitano

Victoria Gotti is infamous for being the daughter of famous mobster, John Gotti. John Gotti aka the Teflon Don was the boss of the Gambino crime family in New York. Gotti became known as the “The Teflon Don” after three high-profile trials in the 1980’s which resulted in his acquittal, though it was later revealed that the verdicts were the result of jury tampering, juror misconduct and witness intimidation. Law enforcement authorities continued gathering evidence against Gotti that helped lead to his downfall. Gotti was later convicted of five murders, conspiracy to commit murder, racketeering, obstruction of justice, illegal gambling, extortion, tax evasion, and loansharking. He was sentenced to life in prison where he died of throat cancer in 2002.

Rino addressed the situation on Twitter. He posted the following photo:


Rino retweeted the following photo with the caption:

“Flowers for his love Teresa. Victoria get a life now that u have none @rinoaprea1@teresaA_RHONJ@RHONJTwins@Andy”

Rino also retweeted the following photo posted by an unofficial Bravotv Twitter account:



Victoria Gotti responded on Twitter by tweeting a quote from her dad, “I never lie….because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid.”

RHONJ Victoria Gotti

Do you think Victoria Gotti lied or told the truth? Do you think Victoria should have revealed the shocking secret or kept it to herself?

Sound off in the comments.


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  • Norrth

    This show has gone to the dogs. Thanks to Teresa Giudice, this show is a nasty version of MobWives. What is the purpose of VG’s presence on this show?

    • *Clapping* VG’s purpose was to bring the Mob Wives element into RHONJ. As if the show wasn’t trashy enough and deflect from the convicted felon.

      • WestCoastFeed

        I don’t expect the deflection to last very long. Next Sunday is the plea bargain episode.

        • I can’t wait. I was ROFL at the previews for next week. And no, I don’t take pleasure in her pain, I just love seeing redemption served.

          • gessiewtf

            Redemption? Google it.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Agreed 100% Good morning everyone!!!!

      • Good morning, Ronnie! How are you and mom doing?

    • Jessie

      Mob Wives is fun, but it already exists. I didn’t need RHONJ to turn into it.

      I don’t know if I should feel bad for Santa. She clearly wants to be on the show, but this is a pretty low blow accusation. But if Rino really hit of V. Gotti then he has no standards

      • twifan2

        Mob Wives is BETTER than RHONJ-imo.

        RHONJ needs to just hang it up & get dropped!

    • distressed

      “What is the purpose of VG’s presence on this show?”

      Perhaps an audition? If Gotti wants back onto a reality show in a starring role then she might reasonably think that she can replace Teresa if and when Teresa goes to jail. No joke. VG must also have an agent, manager, whatever encouraging her to get on her knees to the producers to induce them to make an offer and a good one for next year.

  • Birdie11

    At least this was a half interesting moment…thanks Vicky.

    • Exactly!! While many are outraged, I’m LMAO at this mess. It’s the RHONJ what do people expect….morals and values???

  • WestCoastFeed

    Surprise, it was a shock last night, but this morning I still don’t care two figs about the twins and/or Victoria Gotti.

    • Ahahahahaha!!!!! This made me burst out laughing. This is a SHOCKER, eh?

    • italiano bambino

      Wcf your not the only one

  • italiano bambino

    Team teresa…
    Orange tan

  • Michael

    Poor Rino. I guess he will be another one of those who wants to claim they have never watched the show and didn’t know what to expect. #SorryNotSorry I’ll bet if they had cell phone cameras bock then we would know the truth. Rino seems like the type to brag to da boyz, so I’m sure there would have been plenty of evidence on the internet.

    • Jim Marchese is on Twitter spilling all the tea. He just tweeted, all of Brooklyn knew already, now the world knows. LMFAOOO!!!!!

      • WestCoastFeed

        Jim is still making an ass of himself on twitter. He needs to learn when it is smarter to stay out of the storms.

        • He’s not that baaaad!

        • equinox2009

          ?Making an ass, he IS an ass!

      • Jessie

        How would that little shit Jim know what anyone in Brooklyn would be aware of? He is trying so hard to be relevant

        • Bonita Gee

          Aaaaaaaaaaaahhh!! thank YOU! He had the LONGEST conversation Twitter thread I’ve EVER SEEN!
          Just trying to get is 15 minutes of FAME…………. Punk A$$

          • Leave Jim alone! At least he engages people unlike some other stuck up the ass Bravolebrities. Bwahahaha!!!!!

          • Bonita Gee

            I guess…….. but I’m gonna F*ck with him, it’s my nature. He is looking for his 15 minutes though.
            But he’s entertaining on Twitter though…… wish that would cross over to the show for him because he a BIG BORE on the show.

          • Oh Snap. Don’t kill him, killa!

          • Bonita Gee

            This man had me CRACKING ME UP! He just kept on and ON COMMENTING ON what Ms. Gotti said. ……. You’d think she said something about him and HIS mother-in-law. Heee heee!

          • Jessie

            It’s hilarious how unlikable he is

          • twifan2

            Can you decipher his twits?!
            They go off tangent, misspelling, OMG! 😮

          • Jessie

            All of the new people really confuse me on twitter. and they tweet too much. It almost makes me long for Tre’s oblivious pictures of her happy fam

          • WestCoastFeed

            Jim is the one who is tweeting way too much over this. He is not a part of the controversy in question so he should just stay out of it.

          • twifan2

            I just roll my eyes & move on with his twits! 🙂
            BUT if I really want to decipher, I have a LARGE glass of wine close by-for medicinal purposes. 😉

        • Jim apparently has his ear to the streets! Go figure?!?

        • twifan2

          With that tidbit from last nite, he is staying ‘relevant’-for another 15mins. 😉

      • Jennymckitty

        He has to put his two cents in on everything. Just keep running your mouth…I feel certain there are some secrets out there about you that haven’t been spilled.

  • She Stinks!

    Not watching this season, but heard about this. Tacky, trashy and low class, yup, the NJ housewives haven’t changed. Who cares about this random guy and these ridiculous twins? This needs to be cancelled, just like the DC housewives.

    I may tune in next week to see how they spin Tre and Juicy’s felonious ways and their excessive lying. I’m sure Tre will be the crying victim – what a joke.

  • italiano bambino

    You guys noticed they change the show to 7 pm now? There loosing itlol

    • Hey Bam! 🙂 I noticed that. And repeating it over and over all night.

  • Dani-K

    I choose not to believe this and think it was a really tacky way for Victoria Gotti to feel relevant. But what am I talking about? This is RHONJ, after all. Tacky is what they do.

  • Am I the only one cracking up at this mess? Can you imagine Rino and Santa getting in on?? Bwahahahaha!!!!!!

    • twifan2

      GROSS! eeewwww EEEEWWWW
      Rino’s NO Dustin Hoffman(The Graduate)!!!

      • WestCoastFeed

        Is Santa Anne Bancroft?

        • twifan2

          In her ‘younger’ years yes. 🙂

        • twifan2

          Well maybe more like that couple in ‘Batteries Not Included’ The ones who were pregnant!

    • Anne Green

      Your not the only one Doc!!! I don’t watch the show. Just following it on AATT and Twitter is entertainment enough!!!

      • Hi Anne!! 🙂

        OMG! Twitter has been a blast with this mess. The jokes are endless!!!

      • twifan2

        You & me both Anne Green!
        Can’t take that show anymore. It needs to fade away into the Jersey river ASAP!

  • twifan2

    Love to be a fly on the wall at Rino’s, Santa’s today! 🙂

  • Mustang

    Oh Bravo. You have stooped so low, that the only thing to see is schitte. Schitte everywhere you look. Unlike some, I think they edit in a favorable light to TG, other than exploiting her low-end IQ. At no point will these cast members figure out how ridiculous they look to the rest of us, as it is clear that this is normalcy in their world. Victoria Gotti is a perfect fit with one exception; who the heck told her she could be a Joisy Eyetalian and come off wit da bleached hair? Black Dye #7 is where its at Vicky!

  • Tiffany Giraldo

    Imagine how awful / akward for their families to hear this. If its true which i believe it is, this family will be broken forever

    • I agree but Rino put it out there. And why would Tuuuresa remarry Rino after doing the dirty deed? How do these people sit down for family dinners and act like nothing ever happened? When Santa glances at Rino sometimes does that old flame reignite? So many questions!!!

      • twifan2

        They sit down like they did last nite.
        Lust, yearning the Medicare Years! 😀

        • AHAHAHAHA!!! OH SNAP! That shit be funny!!

          • twifan2

            Bravo will make it into a show/Bravomercial! 😀

    • twifan2

      I do feel bad for the ‘kids’, however old they are. AND their grandkids! 🙁

  • Marsbars09

    Whether Vicky was lying or not to allege what she did on national TV is an all time low. Bravo will air anything they think will garner high ratings.
    A lot of people are really disgusted by this revelation. There are innocent people that are sure to be hurt by this.

    • twifan2

      Hi Hi Mars! 🙂

      I’m wondering just how many people already knew about it tho? It’s supposedly old news in Brooklyn. Someone let that be known sometime ago-BUT who was the one to spill the tea!? Rino? Santa? :/

      • Jessie

        I’m from Brooklyn! I had no clue about any of this. Jim lives in NJ he’s just a gossipy little shit.

        • twifan2

          I was from Long Island-Hunnington!
          That JimBooB is! 😀
          I’m surprised that it was Victoria that spilled on national tv?! :/

          • Jessie

            Think Vicky G is looking for a new reality show? She’s gotta pay for that new kitchen somehow! Maybe Mob Wives doesn’t pay enough

          • twifan2

            Maybe trying to garner TWO shows for quick cash?

          • gessiewtf

            She is not on mob wives.

          • Jessie

            I know she’s not. But that’s where she’d belong. But they must not pay enough, hence her trying to shoe-horn her way into RHONJ. Just speculation!

          • I agree, she would be better suited for Mob Wives.

          • Jennymckitty

            With Karen…I’d pay to watch that.

      • Marsbars09

        Thanks Twi!
        I have no idea who knew what, when, where. LOL! All I know is this situation is a very hot & tragic mess!

    • Jennymckitty

      Happy birthday Mars!

      • Marsbars09

        Thanks Jenny!

        • WestCoastFeed

          Hey, Mars. Happy B Day!!

          • Marsbars09

            Thanks WCF!

    • ♥♥Happy Happy Happy Birthday Marsie!!♥♥

      Have a wonderful happy, healthy birthday and many more to come. Happy Birthday!
      (((((Hugs)))) & *Kisses*

      Love ya girlie!

      • Marsbars09

        Thanks Doc and love, hugs, and kisses right back to ya.
        You “bake” the yummiest looking cakes. 😉

      • nan/4

        Wishing you all of the happiness in the world Marsie!!!


        • Marsbars09

          Thank you nan!

    • Raine Woman

      You think you’re special because it’s your birthday today.
      That’s complete nonsense…You’re Special EVERY day!

      Hope it was the best one yet, Mars! Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!!

      • Marsbars09

        Thanks for your very kind words, Raine!

    • EmSch

      Not agreeing with you. If this family was hiding THAT kind of secret they are complete idiots for going on the show. If Rino was that open about it–telling a table full of people at a restaurant–he had to know it would come back to them, because I’m sure he told more people than Victoria Gotti and friends.

      If they wanted to protect their kids, they didn’t need to seek fame. Seems like their money situation is fine without tv, so this was all about fame. And those twins have been talking about their “fans” since the very first show aired. Well, now they know the downside of this kind of exposure.

      • Marsbars09

        Em, I agree with you that Dino should have never divulged such a horrible thing. However, Vicky didn’t need to open her mouth after I don’t know how many years after the fact. Hell, one of the people she told was a total stranger (Amber). Vicky is just as lowdown and trashy as the cast of RHNJ.

  • Jennymckitty

    I wonder when they filmed this. Was it done while they were filming the show or after, when the show was completely tanking and they needed something to generate interest.

    • twifan2

      My thoughts exactly, Jennymckitty!
      Bravo seems to be doing more re-shootings lately. :/

      • WestCoastFeed

        It was winter time. There was snow on the ground when they walked up to Victoria’s house.

        • Jennymckitty

          Thanks, WCF. The entire thing was so staged that it made me wonder.

      • Jennymckitty

        The show is pretty horrible this year. They are grasping at straws trying to drum up interest. I just find it difficult to care about the new people.

        • twifan2

          I just read the recaps mostly. Maybe watch about the last 10mins of it. THEN onto True Blood, but no more True Blood! :'(
          *sobs into sprinkle cookies-again*

  • Jennymckitty

    I have been reading comments on other sites and a few have said that Santa cheated on Sal while he was in prison. This is the first that I heard that he “went away” and I can’t find any confirmation of it. Has anyone else heard about this?

    • Aw shucks…now that’s some piping hot tea!!!!! These hauex’s ain’t loyal.

      • Jennymckitty

        Doc, I have been trying to find out more…do you happen to know his middle name?

        • Let me do some digging and get back to you. Brb.

          • LKB427
          • What’s the link? I’m scared to click on it.

          • Jennymckitty

            Was Sal in construction?

          • LKB427

            Yes, teresa made a comment about her father’s background in construction when they were at the construction site of their new restaurant…the link is legit and refers to a Salvatore Napolitano of Brooklyn NY being sentenced to 15 months in jail for his construction company’s illegal removal of asbestos (basically they put all in danger of breathing it in and out all day long because they weren’t doing it properly). This adds up with the comments of him being away while the supposed Rino-Santa hook up happened

          • twifan2

            DANG! DOUBLE dang! 😮

          • Jennymckitty

            I read the article but dismissed it at first because I thought he was in the restaurant business too. So now all the new ones have had a brush with the law.

          • All About The Tea

            Thanks for the link. I got it and will look into it asap. I had to remove it from the thread for legal reasons.

    • Marsbars09

      Say what?! All of these folks are criminals in some form or another.

  • Virgo Nation

    why you dirty rat…..LOL

    • twifan2

      OMG! So appropriate on so MANY levels! 😀

    • Ahahahaha! Loves it!!!! Bang bang!!!

  • sick….people need to stop talking about other peoples marriage with a national camera in their face…karma

    • I blame the sick famewhores that sign up to do these shows.

  • Soncie22

    The thing I find most shocking is the fact that Rino not only paid for that gawd-awful floral arrangement, but that he also posted a photo!

    • Check this out: Exclusive: Santa & Rino Affair Exposed! Sex At Family BBQ While The Twins Were At The Store and Their Father Was In Prison!


      • So? That’s not proof

        There is absolutely no proof to the rumor in that story Dr. Seuss.

        • Hmmmm…..I believe the stoty. You seem personally vested. Who are you?

    • Sharon

      I don’t know why it’s so hard to fathom. There are slutty mothers out there. Being a mother doesn’t absolve her and look at how overly concerned she is with her looks with the surgery, fake hair, etc. Rino is a horndog and Santa’s husband was in prison. Maybe she was getting back at Sal for having cheated on her. All the people on this show leave something to be desired in the ethics and morals dept. so why be shocked or take sides?

  • Tasos826

    Somewhat OT: Replay the film clip, but this time just watch and listen to Amber; near hysterical. She braces herself and the news appears to nearly cause her to gag.

  • she’s a rat, John would disown

    Sure, Victoria doesn’t lie. She kept saying her father was only a businessman and innocent. No way was she that stupid. So she lied. She lied about her husband’s involvement in the mob. All she ever did was lie. Then she went to work on one of the worse tabloids in the country, known for their lies. When did Victoria ever tell the truth? And it is time she grows up and cuts that disgusting hair and nails. She looks so leathery and old now. Amber and her feminine husband Jim have worse skeletons in their closet.

    • DJ49

      With that hair and those nails, all she needs is a broom.

  • DJ49

    “Victoria Gotti revealed that her and Rino Aprea… are long-standing friends”.

    It’s SHE (not her) and Rino.