Several people asked me today about a rumor about Melissa Gorga saying that Tre called her daughter Antonia ugly. I had no idea what they were talking about until a reader sent me the link to Tre’s personal blog (Thanks Michelle). It seems that in the print version of the US magazine pictured at left, Melissa once again dragged the children into the RHONJ drama. Don’t you just love the bullying accusations on the cover. What is it with these housewives crying that they are being bullied? Anyway, Teresa took to her website to deny the story and tell Antonia that she loves her. Click through for an excerpt of that blog.
Tre first briefly addresses the claims Melissa made last night about not wanting her kids to go to school with Teresa’s. According to Tre, they are not in the same school now so she would not have to move for that. You can read what Melissa had to say about her move back in May here.
I’m not even talking about her ridiculous claim that she’s leaving her “dream house” because she doesn’t want her kids to go to school with my kids. Our kids are all in school now and they don’t go to the same school already. She can stay in her dream house. We all know that’s not the issue…
Then Teresa makes it clear to Antonia that she never said that she was ugly. In addition to the statement below, Tre posted some pictures of herself and Antonia at the same age and pointed out their striking resemblance. Which of course means Antonia is beautiful just like aunt Tre!
Someday when Antonia is able to Google her own name, she’ll find the evil story her mother told to a magazine about me calling her “ugly” (I can only pray Melissa’s words were taken out of context by the magazine and I hope Melissa sets the record straight with Antonia privately, even though she didn’t publicly) but I want Antonia to also see my response: it’s absolutely NOT TRUE. I adore you Antonia, and I adore Gino and Joey. You are my blood. You are Gorgas. You are beautiful inside and out!
Every time I see that cover, I think of the whole, “You are the devil! You are wearing red!” quote from the reunion. I wonder if US weekly asked them all to dress that way?