Melissa Gorga, popularly known for her appearance on the reality TV show “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” recently faced backlash and criticism for seemingly taking fashion inspiration from her estranged sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice. The incident occurred when Gorga wore the same pants that Giudice had previously worn to her daughter’s graduation. This perceived imitation has fueled speculation and added to the ongoing feud between the two reality TV stars. Despite their differences, Gorga recently expressed her commitment to staying on the show, dispelling rumors of her potential departure.
Melissa Gorga Faces Criticism for Copying Teresa
Fans of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” were quick to notice the striking similarity between Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice’s outfits. Gorga posted a photo from her daughter’s high school graduation, in which she was seen wearing striped trousers by Amanda Uprichard. However, these were the same pants that Giudice had worn just a month prior to her own daughter’s convocation. While Gorga paired the pants with a cream bodysuit and blazer, Giudice had chosen to wear the complete matching set.
Social media platforms were flooded with comments from fans, accusing Gorga of imitating Giudice’s style and attempting to outdo her, even down to the outfit choice. One user commented, “I recognize those pants… oh yeah, Teresa wore them 6 weeks ago for Gia’s graduation, nice!!” Another fan wrote, “Everything Tre does, Melissa tries so hard to do better. Even down to the outfit!” These comments highlight the scrutiny and speculation surrounding their ongoing feud and the constant comparison between the two women.
Previous Instances of Imitation
According to Page Six News, This recent incident is not the first time accusations of imitation have arisen between Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice. In December, fans criticized Giudice for seemingly copying Gorga’s kitchen design. Both Giudice and Gorga had recently renovated their kitchens, and the similarities were hard to ignore. The massive kitchens featured white marble countertops, light-colored cabinets, huge islands, gold accents, and had nearly the exact same layout. Fans were quick to point out the resemblance, leading to further speculation about the extent of their influence on each other’s choices.
Feud and Escalating Tensions
The strained relationship between Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice has been deteriorating for nearly a year. Allegedly, Teresa accused Melissa of having an affair, a claim that Melissa vehemently denied. This rumor became a breaking point, leading the Gorgas to skip Teresa’s wedding to Luis Ruelas on August 6, 2022. Since then, tensions have only escalated further.
The ongoing feud has had a significant impact on the production of “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Filming for the show has been put on pause due to the strained dynamic between the sisters-in-law. Speculation and rumors have circulated regarding the potential exit of one of the cast members, suggesting that the tension between Gorga and Giudice may result in significant changes to the show’s lineup.
Despite the rumors, Melissa Gorga recently spoke out, expressing her commitment to staying on “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” In a statement, she dispelled the speculations of her potential departure, firmly asserting her dedication to the show and her desire to continue entertaining the viewers.