Melissa Gorga’s first season of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” has been a roller coaster of cat fights and name-calling. But despite the brawls between Melissa and her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice, Gorga says the show actually improved their relationship.
“I have no regrets,” Gorga told the Track. “We weren’t speaking at all before the show. The show brought us together, and we have to be in the same room and fix the problems instead of avoiding each other. It helped us to get back together.”
So does that mean everything’s easy-breezy between the two Jersey girls these days? Not quite.
“We’re constantly trying,” says Melissa, who hits Foxwoods tonight to host the Little Black Dress Party at SHRINE at MGM Grand. “We’re on a roller coaster that we can’t get off of.”
The drama peaked during the reunion episode when fellow Jersey housewife Jacqueline Laurita tweeted that she was tired of the “charade” and wanted out of the show. But Gorga said, despite appearances, Jacqueline may not be gone for good.
“No, she’ll be here for season 4,” says Melissa. “As for season 5, we all have no idea. We haven’t even been called about that yet.”
Just in case, Gorga is trying out a new career: singing. She previously released a single, “On Display,” and has a four-song EP she recorded during filming for Season 4.
“I think it was gutsy of me to sing on national TV when I’ve never been completely properly trained,” Melissa said. “I’m out there for everybody to judge.”
Judged indeed. Season 4 just finished filming and because of the shooting schedule and it’s overlap with the airing of Season 3, we can expect a continuation of the conflicts and rivalries. Jacqueline Laurita will join Caroline Manzo, Kathy Wakile and Melissa in their attacks on Teresa Giudice. Jacqueline Laurita’s legal problems won’t air, by we’ll have more of Teresa’s problems. At least we won’t have to deal with Teresa after she receives her “Donald Trump” check.
Thank goodness for small favors.