Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Guidice, has allegedly told the network to make a tough decision if they want to keep her around. According to an insider, the popular housewife wants her sister-in-law kicked off of the reality show. They said, “It’s a pretty ballsy move on Teresa’s part, but she’s had it with Melissa and her brother [Joe Gorga]. She’s the OG of New Jersey, and season after season, she still delivers the goods.”
Since Teresa is one of the most famous housewives from the New Jersey franchise, the network might consider her demands. The source continued to say, “While there’s no telling if Bravo will cave into Teresa’s demand, there’s also no denying that Melissa’s star has been fading. Teresa has the upper hand here, and she’s flexing her muscle.”
In August, Joe Giudice hinted at the fact that he might not be returning to the show. He told The Sun, “We’ll see. You never know. It’s 11 years in, and I’m kind of shocked. I’m like really? We’re still doing this sh-t?” Despite Teresa making it obvious that she doesn’t want her sister-in-law on the show anymore, Melissa and Joe have made it clear that they have no plans to leave The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Melissa clarified on her Instagram Stories after Bravo fans thought she and Joe were exiting the show, “People are taking pieces from my podcast and assuming I’m leaving the show. This is how rumors get started. I never said I was leaving the show. I was just clarifying how we felt after a difficult weekend. We have no plans on leaving. #RHONJ.”
During Melissa’s podcast show, On Display, Melissa and Joe explained why they skipped Teresa Guidice’s wedding to love, Luis Ruelas. Melissa, 43, said, “Sometimes when things are too toxic and you try over and over and over again and it just keeps coming back around to the same thing … even if it’s family, you have to let it go.” According to Page Six, during the season 13 finale, Melissa and Joe had an explosive fight with Teresa because of a cheating rumor Teresa was pushing that would have caused drama for her sister-in-law.