Caroline Manzo: Teresa Giudice’s feud with Joe, Melissa Gorga is ‘tragic and sad’


Caroline Manzo thinks the “awful fame game” is to blame for Teresa Giudice’s rift with the Gorgas.

The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” alum called the Giudice’s feud with her brother and sister-in-law “tragic and sad” during Thursday’s live taping of Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast, Mother’s Day edition.

“I think that the whole thing between all of them is tragic and sad,” Manzo told Page Six’s Evan Real and Danny Murphy at the event, which was held at The Loft at City Winery in NYC.

The OG “Housewife” added that the “awful fame game plays a very big part” of the dispute.

Manzo clarified, however, that Joe and Melissa Gorga “have been nothing but wonderful” to her and her family over the years.

“They have never been anything but supportive and kind and fun,” the 61-year-old “Manzo’d With Children” alum gushed.

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Caroline Manzo called Teresa Giudice’s feud with the Gorgas “tragic.”
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Caroline Manzo speaks into mic with daughter Lauren Manzo
She blamed the their rift on “the fame game.”
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“They have nothing but kind words to say about me and my kids and my family and everything about my time on Bravo.”


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The Bravolebrity, who has “no malice toward (Melissa) at all,” recalled running into the couple at BravoCon after not speaking for seven years.

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Manzo herself has zero “malice” toward Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga.
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“We live in the same neighborhood, literally within two miles of each other, (but) we don’t see each other,” she said. “But when we do, it’s like we saw each other the day before.”

Giudice, 51, has had a tumultuous relationship with her brother and his wife for years.

The drama has been documented on “RHONJ” for many seasons, but the feud came to a head in last week’s finale when Melissa, 44, and Joe, 43, missed Giudice’s August 2022 wedding to Luis Ruelas.

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The Gorgas have been feuding with Giudice for years.
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Teresa Giudice poses with Luis Ruelas
Giudice’s husband, Luis Ruelas, is also involved in the spat.
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The groom, 48, accused Melissa of cheating on Joe, going on to say he hired a private investigator to dig up dirt on the cast — which he later walked back.

Page Six reported Tuesday that the next season of the Bravo show has been put “on pause” as the sisters-in-law are legitimately estranged.

While Manzo did not speak to the specifics of the feud, she did divulge her own status with Giudice.

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The family drama came to a head on the “RHONJ” Season 13 finale.
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Ruelas accused Melissa of cheating on Joe, which led to the Gorgas skipping the pair’s wedding.
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Teresa Giudice sits on "WWHL" set
Season 14 of the show has not picked up filming amid the family members’ estrangement.
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“I miss the days of Season 1 Teresa,” she said before adding, “The fame got to her head.”

Caroline also claimed she was not the one to call the FBI on Giudice during her 2013 fraud indictment, but does “know who did” because she “was there” when the call was made.

New episodes of Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast are released Thursdays.



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