Melissa Gorga has had a tumultuous year, but the Real Housewife has a plan to win, in her favor, the public's perception of her!
How will she do it, you ask?
By showcasing her adorable family of course!
Here's what a source said:
“Melissa feels that one of the main reasons Teresa became a quick fan favorite was because her relationship with the husband and kids was used as a featured storyline. And with Melissa’s provocative past coming back to haunt her this season, she wants to use her family to play the sympathy card. She’s trying to figure out a way to clean up her image. What better way than exploiting her home life?! She made sure the cameras were there for their family tree-lighting ceremony and on Christmas morning, as well at numerous celebratory brunches.”
We're not sure how we feel about someone exploiting their family for television rating - no matter how adorable they all are!
If it was organic then that'd be fine, but to manipulate the public and your family seems a bit sleazy, no?
Who knows if it will even work!
[Image via Instagram.]
Tags: family, melissa gorga, parenting