Aaaaaaand the feud continues.
It’s been a rocky road for Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga, and even though they are in a good place with each other now, that didn’t stop an awkward and testy exchange during Watch What Happens Live on Bravo while chatting with host Andy Cohen.
The Joes, both sitting on the WWHL chairs to talk family and TV after the premiere of the RHONJ three-part special Teresa Checks In, were busy fielding questions from viewers when Andy asked Gorga if he faulted Giudice for the fact that Teresa Giudice is in prison.
Gorga, Teresa’s brother, had a very direct response to that question and it set off the entire mood:
“Yes. Who am I going to blame?”
Cohen, now interested in whatever was going on between the two fathers and husbands, asked Giudice what was up. Giudice, who will head to prison himself next year, responded:
“I don’t know why he would blame me, but everybody’s got their own opinion.”
Ok! Moving on…
…or not! After taking a second to think, Giudice came back over the top with a second response:
“I would blame more him than anybody, coming on the show and talking all the crap he talked, you know, all the years everything going on, so I would more blame him than me … When you get a fire going and you add a little gasoline, it doesn’t make it any better.”
Hmm… Cohen, who acknowledged that the two were in a better place now than they have been previously, did his best to side step creating any new rift between the two Joes, but it seems like the bad blood may already be there!
Ch-ch-check out a snippet of the tense exchange between the two brother-in-laws (below):
As far as the special was concerned, though, it sure seems like the two Joes have moved past any personal controversy as they circle the wagons around their family, with Gorga saying on the premiere episode:
“I believe was happened to [Joe Giudice and I], it was a competition thing, and it really destroyed our family. But that’s over now. A lot of things changed. I see a big change in Joe ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ he’s more humble now.”
This all comes as we are learning more about Teresa’s stay in prison, with Bravo sharing a teaser clip to next week’s episode of Teresa Checks In which shows the momma telling her hubby she was “shaken down” in prison.
Apparently, guards in the jail thought she had been hiding a phone in her cell, and they physically searched the Skinny Italian author to confirm she didn’t possess the contraband.
We will see more of that storyline — at least from Joe Giudice’s perspective — next week on the special, but for now it seems to confirm that Teresa sure isn’t staying in a country club atmosphere like some have suggested!
Anyways, what do U think of the on-air spat between the Joes?! A high-stress moment that has now passed, or the beginning of another family feud??
[Image via Bravo.]