The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has a reputation as a hot-headed villain who is pushing away her co-stars with her diva behavior, but Star magazine has exclusively learned that it’s actually her conniving sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, who’s doing the stirring, turning the women against Teresa.
“Melissa is manipulative and jealous of Teresa’s fame and she has a dirty secret,” a source said about the brunette beauty.
“Years ago, Melissa and her husband, Joe Gorga, sent a tape to the producers promising that if they were cast on the show, they would do whatever it takes to get rid of Teresa,” the source said about the scheming reality star.
This was Melissa’s last-ditch attempt to get on the show; earlier she even befriended hated original cast member Danielle Staub to curry favor with producers, but nothing worked until she proposed causing havoc for Teresa.
As the source says, “Melissa is a bad person and holds a grudge against Teresa because of her fame.”
For the full story pick up the new issue of Star magazine, on newsstands Thursday.