Jacqueline Laurita, 45, may be on the outs with her Real Housewives of New Jersey costars, but long before her massive brawl during the cast trip to Vermont, RadarOnline.com has learned that Laurita’s close friend Melissa Gorga, 36, befriended new cast member Robyn Levy, 34, at the help of Teresa Giudice, 43.
“Robyn got to know Melissa and her husband Joe on New Year’s Eve,” a source told Radar. “She hit it off with both of them separately and she gets along with them great.”
According to the source, Levy and Joe, 36, already have inside jokes. “She has nicknames for him,” the source said.
And when it comes to Mrs. Gorga, the new girl approves of her sense of fashion. “Melissa has things in common with Robyn like fashion,” the source explained. “Melissa has her store, and Robyn is creating her own fashion line too."
“They have similar personalities,” the source added. “They’ve become buddies.”
The Gorgas recently joined the Giudices to step out and support Levy and her wife Christina Flores’s Autism Speaks event on March 15 hosted by Levy’s Velocity 1 Media at Midland Brew House in Saddle Brook, NJ.
“Melissa went out to show support to Robyn and Christina as a friend,” the source said. “It’s a real friendship.”
“It makes Robyn happy to feel like she has a group,” the source concluded. “Melissa, Joe, Christina and Robyn are even real friends outside of the show.”