"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Melissa Gorga recently spoke out regarding the current status of her relationship with her co-star and sister-in-law Teresa Giudice following Sunday night's season four season finale.
During the finale episode, Gorga, 33, accused Giudice, 40, of plotting with outsiders to embarrass her at the Posche fashion show by allegedly asking a man named Angelo Vrohidis- a former manager of a gentleman's club- to expose her rumored past as a stripper. The allegations ignited a bitter feud, but despite the drama, Gorga attended Giudice's daughter Gia's birthday party after the incident.
"I don't think [Teresa] was happy that I came, I think she was looking for a press opportunity to say that I wasn't gonna come and at the very end she roughed me up a little bit and got in my face and I just said not n front of the kids," Gorga recently told renowned talk show host Wendy Williams.
"I had baby Joey in my arms and she took my arms and twisted it and you know what it's ok it's ... I don't know. I will continue to forgive her because she's my husband's sister," she went on.
Giudice has denied having any involvement in the incident which was dubbed "strippergate" by various media outlets, but Gorga is adamant that the mother of four played a role in trying to set her up.
"I can't say that I fully have forgiven her yet I still have issues with it and I can't get past it ... I can't look at her in the eyes yet and at the reunion you will see that it was crazy ... there was a part of me that thought she would come out and say, 'You know what I did have a little something to do with it,' but there was a lot of denial," Gorga said.
The strippergate incident involved the Posche fashion show host, Kim DePaola, who Gorga claims revealed the truth about Giudice having involvement in the set up during the reunion show taping.
"Kim [DePaola] does come to the reunion and she does say that Teresa did know," she said.
The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion show special will air on Sunday Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. ET.