The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, 42, has officially been in prison for an entire week. But her feud with sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, 35, doesn’t show any signs of cooling! In the latest round, RadarOnline.com has learned, Giudice has banned Melissa and her husband, Teresa’s brother Joe, from posting anything online about her daughters while she is away.
“When Teresa called, she only spoke to her brother,” an insider close the family revealed. “After going off on him for being the reason she went to prison, Teresa began to discuss her children,” Gia, 13, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 8, and Audriana, 4.
“Teresa told Joe that she does not want him and Melissa to post any photos, videos, or other media content on any social media networks that would feature Joe and Melissa with her children,” the source continued. “It comes down to the fact that Teresa does not want them to look like a good aunt and uncle, especially while she’s away.”
The source said, “Joe and Melissa have tried to be, and are still willing to be, a good aunt and uncle for the girls. They are happy to be there for the kids while Teresa is away, but Teresa will not have any of it.”
Giudice is a pro at this kind of image management, according to the source.
“It was the same thing at the trial. Teresa specifically told Joe and Melissa not to come to the trial,” the source said. "She was scared they would receive positive attention for being supportive of her. Melissa tried to cover this up by claiming the courtroom was sealed so she couldn’t go, but this wasn’t the case. Teresa didn’t want her there and Joe and Melissa respected her wishes.”
“This isn’t surprising,” another insider added. “Melissa and Teresa were forced by production to make up last season and not nitpick one another. They haven’t been in each other’s company outside of filming for over three years!”
“It’s truly an unfortunate situation that Teresa is like this, because Teresa’s kids love their cousins and want to be around them. At the end of the day, this is hurting them. ”
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