Jacqueline Laurita doubled down on her earlier declare that Melissa Gorga is “superb at manipulating folks” – together with herself.
“I used to be additionally upset and confused about the best way Melissa turned her again on me on digicam after I used to be a very good and supportive buddy to her. I felt utilized by her,” the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” alum, 52, advised AllAboutTRH in an interview printed on Sunday.
Laurita claimed that Gorga, 43, made her really feel “paranoid” over her relationship with Gorga’s sister-in-law and Laurita’s former buddy, Teresa Giudice.
“I imagine Melissa was jealous that Teresa and I had been getting alongside and he or she knew that producers had been pushing for us to be buddies once more,” she mentioned, including that Gorga was in the end in a position to create a “wedge” of their years-long friendship.
“That’s after I realized who she actually is and I had little interest in ever speaking to her once more from that day on,” Laurita mentioned. She later famous that Gorga “can lie with a straight face.”
Gorga’s rep had no touch upon the claims.
As for her future on Bravo, the mother of three emphasised she has “zero curiosity” in returning to “RHONJ” and may’t “realistically” see herself on the “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” spinoff – in contrast to her sister-in-law Caroline Manzo who’s at the moment filming Season 4 of the Peacock present in Morocco.
Laurita’s statements got here after she made varied claims about Gorga – together with that she was “superb at manipulating folks” and referred to Manzo, 61, as “too outdated and boring” to return to “RHONJ.”
For her half, Gorga denied utilizing these phrases to explain Manzo and commented on Page Six’s Instagram put up, “I like Caroline all the time have.”
Season 13 of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” premieres Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.