‘RHONJ’ Cast Slams Jackie for Dragging Gia Into Teresa Fight


Did Jackie Goldschneider go too far by mentioning Teresa Giudice’s 20-year-old daughter throughout a heated combat on the season 11 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey? Melissa Gorga, Jennifer Aydin and Margaret Josephs spoke solely to Us Weekly about Gia Giudice’s sudden function on the Wednesday, February 17, episode.

“I think that it was terrible to bring in [Gia]. It’s one thing when we’re talking about us, it’s another thing when we bring kids in,” Melissa, who’s Gia’s aunt, instructed Us. “I never want to bring [up] a child — even if they’re 18, whatever, however old they are. I mean, I know Gia is 20 now. It doesn’t matter. All of our kids to me are always off-limits.”

Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider, Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice, Dolores Catania and Jennifer Aydin of ‘The Real Housewives New Jersey’. Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo

During Wednesday’s premiere, Teresa, 48, claimed she heard rumors that Jackie’s husband, Evan Goldschneider, was dishonest on his spouse with somebody on the gymnasium. After the 44-year-old journalist pleaded together with her costar to say the rumors weren’t true, Teresa and Jackie bought right into a screaming match. Jackie subsequently in contrast the affair claims to suggesting that Gia does “coke in the bathroom” at events.

“First of all, she didn’t even say like, ‘How would you feel if I had said [this about Gia]?’ It wasn’t even articulated in that way. It was a statement,” Jennifer, 43, instructed Us. “And even though I know what her intention was, saying that about someone’s child —an innocent child that really has nothing to do with this No. 1 — [and] No. 2, let’s not forget that Jackie came for Teresa’s husband on more than one occasion.”

Jennifer was referring to Jackie’s previous feedback about how Teresa’s now-ex-husband, Joe Giudice, wouldn’t have gone to jail if she may “control” him.

Real Housewives New Jersey Stars Slam Jackie Goldschneider Dragging Gia Into Teresa Giudice Fight
Gia Giudice and Teresa Giudice. Courtesy Gia Giudice/Instagram

“So, you can go for her husband, but she can’t come for yours?” Jennifer mentioned. “She’s come for Teresa on more than one occasion.”

Jackie, for her half, instructed Us that her remark about Gia was an “analogy.” During her chat with Us, Margaret, 53, famous that Teresa “didn’t realize was an analogy.”

The “Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget” podcast host defined: “I think when anybody brings up your child, you automatically go on autopilot. I understand why [Jackie] was just like, ‘Who else was I going to bring up?’ … Obviously, in hindsight, it wasn’t the best analogy and you can’t really bring up people’s children. Jackie’s an attorney and she argues like an attorney and it just went South.”

The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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