“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” has found a new Garden State richie to replace Dina Manzo, who quit the show midway through this year because the drama got a little too psycho. They have picked none other than Melissa Gorga who is … drum roll … Teresa‘s sister-in law, the wife of her brother Guiseppe Gorga. But Teresa and Melissa are not sisters-in-law the way Dina and Jacqueline are. The word on the street is that Teresa is livid that Melissa has been tapped for the show and is supposedly threatening to quit.Apparently, Melissa approached Bravo about joining the show—not the other way around. And she and Teresa have always been competitive. A family “friend” told Radar, “[Melissa's] house is actually twice the size of Joe and Teresa’s. It’s enormous! She has two live-in nannies and lives in a $4 million mansion on an exclusive lot in Montville. Teresa and Joe’s house looks like a garage compared to theirs.”
Another source spilled, “When Teresa got word that her sister-in-law was asked to be part of the show she said, ‘If she’s going to be on the show, then I’m not going to do it.’ Teresa and Melissa don’t get along. They don’t speak … Melissa will stand up to her on TV. She’s a nice woman, but Melissa will give her a run for her money if Teresa busts her balls.”
Will Teresa change her tune? And if not, can we imagine the show without everyone’s favorite table flipper?