Remember last season at the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion when Danielle Staub pointedly mentioned how “Teresa doesn’t acknowledge her nephew,” and Teresa Giudice went flying at her? Danielle knew that there was drama in Teresa’s family, and that Teresa didn’t want to discuss it on camera. And, because she’s Danielle, she wanted to press Teresa’s buttons so that someone else would look mentally unbalanced and take the heat off of her. But how did Danielle get the information about Teresa’s family? It’s possible that Franklin Lakes is just a small town where everyone is up in everyone else’s business. But according to some interesting rumors that have been floating around online, Danielle was personally handed that information by Melissa Gorga, Teresa’s estranged sister in law and mother of the supposedly unacknowledged nephew.
According to the rumors, Melissa was really bitter that Teresa was on the show and she wasn’t. She also felt like Teresa wasn’t “spreading the wealth” – aka, she wasn’t helping Melissa get camera time. To get back at her, Melissa (and possibly also Teresa’s cousin Kathy Wakile) fed info to Danielle to use against Teresa. As we know, at the end of season two all the remaining housewives (Teresa, Caroline Manzo, and Jacqueline Laurita) banded together and said they refused to keep working with Danielle. The show fired Danielle, but then they hired Melissa and Kathy to join the show. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was Melissa’s master plan the whole time – take advantage of Teresa’s fame and use it to promote herself. And she’s already trying to stack the deck in her favor by getting camera time for her two sisters as well.
True or not, this is going to be a hell of a season. Take note, New York bitches: this is how you keep the series fresh.