REAL Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga “avoided” each other at Jennifer Fessler’s birthday party, The U.S. Sun has exclusively learned.
The sisters-in-law reunited on Tuesday at a restaurant in New Jersey where the cast filmed Jennifer’s surprise 55th birthday party.
Melissa Gorga ‘avoided’ rival Teresa Giudice while filming on August 15
A source told The U.S. Sun that the sisters-in-law hung out with other people – Teresa is pictured here with birthday girl Jennifer Fessler and bestie Jennifer Aydin
The source continued: “They hung out with their own friends and they both ignored each other completely.”
Melissa arrived with her husband, Joe, and Teresa arrived separately and at a different time.
Despite the avoidance, the insider told The U.S. Sun that “everyone still had fun and were there to celebrate Fessler.”
For now, according to an insider, “production isn’t forcing a confrontation” between the rivals and “is letting things happen naturally.”
A source shared at the time: “Teresa said that she will film with Melissa and she’ll just completely ignore her like she has done in the past.”
The insider went on to say that even though the cast is forced to film together at times, such as their seasonal trip, she “plans on sticking with those on her side” and “not being so confrontational with Melissa.”
Jennifer‘s “Messy Fessy” birthday bash took place at The Vine & Oak Tavern in Cranford, NJ, and was put on by event planner The Royal Sweet Fairy.
The women posted pics on Instagram and, per the photos and videos, it seemed like Melissa and Teresa did not take any photos together.
The ladies also shared pics with their spouses and significant others.
One spouse notably missing was Luis “Louie” Ruelas.
A source confirmed he was not at the party
Instead, he posted from Carbone’s Restaurant in Miami and tagged his son Louie Jr. and Teresa’s daughter, Milania.
It’s unclear why Tre’s husband missed Jennifer’s party, but last The U.S. Sun reported that there was tension between him and some of the cast members after they believed he was investigating them.
“I’m not afraid of anybody. That’s the funny part is, like, I think I’m the least afraid person to film with anybody.
“I just am myself and if I don’t like someone and if I don’t feel close to that person, I just don’t deal with it,” she said.
When asked if she still believes there was an investigation – something Louie denied – Margaret still stands firm on her claims.
“He said there was. I think where there’s smoke with that, there’s fire. I believe there was,” she added.
Margaret also provided an update on Melissa and Teresa’s broken relationship after the Namaste B$tches co-host told her sister-in-law she never wanted to see her face again.
“I just think that ship has sailed,” the fashion designer told The U.S. Sun on July 29 at SoFo’s Annual Summer Gala in The Hamptons where she was promoting her
When asked if the stars will get along when filming resumes, the fashion designer quipped: “I don’t. I don’t think they will.”
She continued: “I think people who are meant to be together will be together and I think that’s just the way it is.
“It is a show about friendship and some friendships stay together and some don’t.”
BACK TO FILMING
Danielle also weighed in on Melissa versus Teresa. When asked if she believes the ladies will be mending their relationship, the Boujie Kidz owner insisted that she’s just as “curious” as the fans.
“I’m curious too. I know what you know. So, I’m just going and hoping for the best, really,” she told The U.S. Sun at Kevin Kelly Salon’s third annual fashion show on August 10.
She shared: “We are all fresh. Little vacation, which helps ease us back into things… I’m looking forward to seeing everybody again that maybe I didn’t end the best way with.”
But now, Danielle teased that some of the cast is “starting on an even level” and that the goal for a lot of the ladies is to mend their friendships.
“What we can control, we will try to. I always want to be friends with them, so I’m hoping that happens,” she said, referring to her feud with Margaret and Rachel.
Teresa was not seen in any photos with Melissa that were posted on social media
Teresa arrived at a separate time from when Melissa arrived and hung out mainly with Jennifer
A source confirmed that Teresa’s husband Louie skipped the party