Teresa Giudice is rich and Teresa Giudice is famous.
But Teresa Giudice also believes that there are some pretty big problems associated with being rich and famous.
On Saturday, the veteran Bravo personality was front and center on stage at the “Jersey Ladies Part 2” panel at BravoCon, taking time out of the event to throw in her sister-in-law, Melissa, and brother, Joe.
When the moderator asked Giudice how she felt about her only sibling chooses NOT to attend her August wedding to Luis Ruelas, Teresa admitted it was painful.
“I was really hurt. Obviously, it was really sad for me,” Teresa admitted, referencing how the Gorgas skip her wedding after an explosive fight broke out during the taping of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13 finale.
According to People Magazine at the time, Melissa and Joe were angry at the time because Teresa fueled speculation that there was trouble in their marriage.
“Teresa betrayed them in a way that is unforgivable,” a source told People this summer, adding:
“They’re not going to celebrate Teresa’s new marriage when all she’s doing is trying to tear theirs apart.”
However, that is not how Teresa sees things.
“Unfortunately, fame and money do that to family, and my family did that to me,” Giudice shared of her ongoing feud.
“If you really get to know the real Teresa, you will know that I am from the heart and for me family is the most important thing.
“If you saw how my brother and I grew up, we were inseparable.”
The mother-of-four also criticized Melissa during the panel, saying “things change” when “other blood” enters the family.
“I’m sure it happens in a lot of families and nobody should talk unless they’re in the situation, so that’s what happened to our family,” she explained.
“Fame and money unfortunately destroyed our family. And of course I’m sorry, but that’s what happens.”
Earlier in the day, meanwhile, Joe went on a complaint of his own when asked if he cared more about his bank account than his relationships.
“This is the s–t that pisses me off,” he screamed during another panel moderated by Page Six’s Evan Real.
“I’m tired of hearing that bulls-t,” he continued.
“Because you know what? If you love each other, right?
“And we’re family, you help each other up.”
As for how Melissa sees things?
She’s not exactly hopeful that any fences will be mended, telling People this week that she’s “done” with Teresa, elaborating as follows:
“I think sometimes this goes on. How many times do you want to go in and out, in and out? In the end, you have to protect your immediate family.
“We have to protect our marriage and our children and our lives that we live. We can’t always just try to reach out and it’s not reciprocated. We’re tired.”