melissa gorga and teresa giudiceOhhhhmaaahhhgaahhh. What Watergate was to Nixon, this piece of gossip is to Teresa Giudice. An ever-elusive source came forth recently and claimed that -- you should be sitting down -- Joe Giudice used to hit on Melissa Gorga all the damn time! If this is true -- and I don't completely doubt it -- it explains so much. This is why Teresa hates Melissa so much. At long last, things in The Real Housewives of New Jersey world start to make sense. From the sounds of things, this source has to be someone in the family, as the details are very specific. Here's what Source Face had to say:

Before we get to the quotes, you should know that this source -- who talked to The New York Times In Touch -- claimed that Joe's come-ons to Melissa started when Joe and Melissa started dating. And apparently, they were not welcome. The source said: "Melissa always told me he was a creep. He’s so disrespectful to Teresa, but she turns a blind eye." They then continued: "He always complimented the way [Melissa] sings. He told her she makes the most beautiful pregnant woman. He complimented her style, too." And the worst part, the source added, is that Joe is totally aware that Teresa is "insecure", and that "her biggest fear is Joe will lose interest." And they concluded with: "She tries so hard to keep his attention, it gets to the point where she just looks nuts."

Ho-ly shit. If this is true, this changes everything. The relationship with Teresa and Melissa has obviously always been a contentious one, but it's also been a confusing one. It's never been completely clear why Teresa hates Melissa so much. I think most of us just chalked it up to plain, old jealousy -- which, I guess if this is true, it still is. But this is a different kind of jealousy. This isn't, like, "I don't like you because you're skinnier and younger than me" jealousy. This is dark jealousy.

I sincerely hope this gossip isn't true, as nobody should be married to someone who constantly hits on their sister-in-law, but I wouldn't be shocked if it was. I mean, that infamous phone call doesn't exactly help build his case. Nobody groans at a pizza guy like that.

What do you think  -- do you think Joe hit on Melissa?

 

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