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"Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga may have put their differences aside in recent weeks, but new a report claims that their husbands exchanged blows during a recent getaway.
Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga reportedly got into a physical altercation while shooting scenes for season five of the hit reality TV show during a retreat in Lake George, New York. Melissa, who is Teresa's sister-in-law, and Gorga, who is her younger brother, were reportedly arguing with the mother of three, which triggered her husband's violent reaction.
"It all started when Melissa and Joe Gorga were in a room with some other people, and they were arguing with Teresa," a source told Celebuzz.com.
"Teresa called for her husband, and when he came into the room, Joe Gorga charged at him," the source said with another insider adding that "Joe Gorga charged at Joe Giudice, and Joe Giudice put him in a chokehold."
During the season four reunion show taping both Giudice and Gorga launched into into a screaming match while defending their wives. Gorga blamed his sister for driving a wedge between him and their parents and his rage appears to have continued into season five.
"Joe Gorga got behind Joe Giudice and had him in a bear-hug — but not the affectionate kind," a source said. "Joe Giudice punched Joe Gorga in the side, twice. Teresa was there, but she left the room mid-fight."
The two couples have been embroiled in a years-long feud and an insider was unable to pinpoint what exactly caused the recent blowout.
"Nothing specific — it's everything. It's them being them, all the back-and-forth. There wasn't one thing in particular. It's their history," the source said.
Cast mate Caroline Manzo reportedly left the retreat after just 24 hours and her sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita refused to attend. Katy Wakile, Teresa's cousin, and her husband Rich were both reportedly present.
"They were [all] civil afterward,"the source explained. "One minute they're arguing, the next minute they're nice and family again."