Is the newbie star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," Melissa Gorga, not tough enough to run with the Garden State's most famous table flipper?
Melissa – sister-in-law to "Real Housewife" Teresa Giudice – told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Friday's Access Hollywood Live that she considered leaving the series after a fight broke out at her son's baptism reception.
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"That was crazy!" she said of the fracas that started after her husband, Joe Gorga, called his sister Teresa "garbage," which incensed Teresa's husband, Joe Giudice, and led to the massive brawl featured on the show's season premiere.
"It was sad," Melissa continued. "It's obviously not because Teresa came over and said hello. It's deep, it's deep and I think you're going to see play out on the rest of the show."
The new "Housewife" claimed she doesn't want to be a wedge between her husband and his sister.
"I do not want Teresa and [my husband] Joe to be apart," she told Billy and Kit. "I want them to be together and I'm kind of stuck between a brother and a sister who are having this quarrel… This happens in everyone's families. How many people get along wonderfully with their sister-in-laws? I don't know many!"
The mother of three, who dismissed claims that she's jealous of her sister-in-law and also denied ever asking Teresa to arrange for her to become a cast member, explained why she wanted to leave the hit Bravo series after the baptism melee.
"It was hard to watch, it's still hard. You know from the second I saw it, right after the baptism happened. I wanted off the show. I called the producers, 'This is crazy, I can't do this.' But, it happened. I'm in it now," she explained.
Is the worst behind the "Housewives" of New Jersey?
"That was the roughest episode… it gets better," she said. "You're going to see our relationship mend and you're going to see ups and you're going to see downs, it's a rollercoaster ride."
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" airs on Mondays at 9 PM on Bravo.
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