The eldest daughter of Teresa Giudice reposted a statement written by her mother’s business rep, after her name was mentioned during the Season 11 premiere.
“Gia is a wonderful, smart, strong and beautiful human being and what was done to her tonight was wrong on so many levels. For a grown ass ‘I’m so so smart I’m lawyer’ woman to bring Gia’s name into an argument & place an accusation with such a weighted consequence is inconceivable,” Karianne Fischbach of Appian Entertainment wrote on Wednesday. “I cannot fathom what would [possess] someone to create a false narrative that could have severe consequences for the innocent party involved, a 19-year-old at the time who was in no way involved in anything. what the cast members choose to do to each other is the nature of the reality TV beast, this was to [SIC] far.”
Both Teresa Giudice and her daughter posted the statement on their individual Instagram Stories, later deleting their twin shares. Fischbach raised an eyebrow at Teresa’s sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, in the conclusion of her message.
“I hope apologies are made & I hope family sticks together on this one,” Fischbach wrote. “I’d have a hard time support friend who did that to my niece, #justsayin.”
Fans of the Bravo show know that Jackie and Teresa got into a heated exchange on the premiere episode of the show, after Teresa spread a rumor accusing Jackie’s husband, Evan Goldschneider, of cheating on her at a gym. Teresa used the occasion of Evan’s birthday party to kick off the Season 11 drama. Jackie begged Teresa to take back her flimsy accusation, and compared the situation to repeating that she had heard that Gia, 20, does cocaine in party house bathrooms.
“I wasn’t starting a rumor about Gia. I was giving an analogy,” Jackie told Us Weekly about the argument. “I think that like almost everyone will say that that’s an analogy and the truth is that there’s no one else in Teresa’s life that I can make her understand. When you say something about someone you love, whether or not it’s true, it hurts, you know? So, I don’t regret that because if I was saying something nasty about Gia, then I would regret it. But I was giving an analogy, which it was pretty clear to almost everyone.”
“As a lawyer, not smart. Just saying! Not smart at all,” Teresa said. “She tries to act like she’s this person you could speak to, and she’s a lawyer and all this. A lawyer and being so smart, that was the worst analogy possible. And being a mom of four? Very bad move.”
Melissa also spoke out against Jackie interjecting Gia’s name into the RHONJ narrative.
“I think that it was terrible to bring in [Gia]. It’s one thing when we’re talking about us, it’s another thing when we bring kids in,” Melissa, 41, said. “I never want to bring [up] a child — even if they’re 18, whatever, however old they are. I mean, I know Gia is 20 now. It doesn’t matter. All of our kids to me are always off-limits.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm, ET, on Bravo.