The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice may have made some progress toward making up with her estranged (well, as estranged as two people can be while still starring on the same TV show) brother, Joe Gorga, it seems that she’s going nowhere fast toward making amends with his wife, Melissa Gorga.

“This was not a fun episode to watch, mostly because I was hearing the things my family was saying about me behind my back for the first time,” Teresa wrote on her Bravo blog. “Richie, really? Melissa, really? This is how you talk behind closed doors? You see how me and my husband talk. No bashing. Never have.”

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Teresa goes on to point out that she and her husband don’t resort to hateful name-calling (most of the time), and not only that, but Melissa can’t back up any accusations that she’s made about Teresa in the past.

“I have to say for all Melissa’s accusations, you have never heard me call her a gold digger, a stripper or a cheater because I never have. Not once. In five seasons, no matter how much people have tried to get a rise out of me, I have never ever laid a hand on someone.”

Despite her ill feelings toward her sister-in-law, it was never Teresa’s intention for things to get as out-of-hand as they did.

“Of course I did not want to see my brother and my husband fight,” she explained. “Once my brother started calling me names, I went to get Joe to leave. Not so that Joe would do something. I was very proud that my Joe walked in the room and asked for an apology. He didn’t call anyone names. As soon as Joey charged him, Joe was figuring out the safest way to hold Joey off. He would never hurt my brother.”

As for Melissa accusing Teresa of running away from the fight instead of trying to stop them, she said they made the decision to get security involved so no one else would get hurt trying to get between them.

Teresa also does not appreciate the way Melissa belittled her products and cookbooks, saying that she would never get a big-time endorsement.

“I had no idea that Melissa felt so strongly about my cookbooks and my products,” she said. “It’s sad that she feels the need to belittle me for doing what makes me happy and trying to make a better life for myself and my family. Although I’m sure it’s somehow my fault anyway.”

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Gina Pusateri

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV