The Real Housewives of New Jersey had plenty of fireworks in its fourth season premiere Sunday, leading off with a nasty spat between Teresa Giudice and her brother Joe Gorga after Teresa suggested Joe's wife, fellow housewife Melissa, is a gold digger.
Joe confronted Teresa after hearing she had been telling friends that Melissa would leave him if a "richer man" came along.
"You're supposed to encourage my marriage, not break it down," Joe beseeched Teresa, later saying in an off-camera interview, "Teresa is in serious denial about life.
"Life is not perfect: We all have issues," Joe said. "If you don't have issues, you're not human, so be real and I'll be real with you."
Giudice told Manzo in her defense: "I think you misread it because if you really read it good you'd realize I didn't insult you."
Manzo claims Guidice "took advantage of my friendship and loyalty," claiming she'd do her best to "co-exist" with the current Celebrity Apprentice star.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Bravo Sundays at 10/9c.