The holidays can be insufferable family drama and dysfunction, especially among the Giudice and Gorga clans. This year poses new challenges for the Real Housewives of New Jersey families with Teresa Giudice’s imminent prison release.
In a recent interview, Melissa Gorga opened up about her sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice’s, release from prison. The issue is a sensitive matter considering the conflict that existed in their relationship prior to Giudice serving her 15-month prison term for numerous fraud charges.
“I think it’s gonna be a really nice Christmas this year. I just think it’s gonna be a lot of new beginnings, hopefully just a fresh start, especially for her.” The RHONJ star added, “I get more happy about her children seeing her. Everyone can’t wait for that reunion for them…it’ll be beautiful for her to be actually home with her family.”
Hopefully, Teresa’s children can bring the holiday joy to their felon mama and this troubled family, as long as the adults remember to act like adults.
Melissa went on to say that Teresa’s release is a “blessing.”
Adding to the strained family dynamic, Melissa was forbidden to visit her sister-in-law throughout her entire incarceration so the SIL’s haven’t seen each other in 11-months. Yikes! It’s no secret, Melissa and Teresa’s relationship has always been adversary and it appears prison hasn’t erased the emotional turmoil that exists between the two. Think how uncomfortable Christmas dinner will be with Bravo film crew on hand to capture every dysfunctional minute.
As reported, in the upcoming season 7, Melissa and her co-stars will be directed to play nice with Bravo’s cherished felon, Teresa Giudice. Her co-stars are being directed to show ongoing kindness towards her. Bravo’s
desperate goal is to utilize the cast to rehab Teresa’s image. Bravo is banking on Teresa’s fans coming through big, to revive the franchise, and put Teresa back on the map.
Teresa Giudice’s expected prison release date is December 23.
Avigail is an Entertainment blogger at All About The Tea, who specializes in The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Potomac. Avigail has a background in marketing. She’s a Brooklynite living in the Bahamas, with a passion for travel, writing, reality TV watching, pop culture and spoken word.