Teresa Giudice ruffled quite a few feathers on Sunday's Real Housewives of New Jersey premiere -- and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga is feeling the sting from her hurtful comments.
"I'm trying everything I can to bite my tongue and give a pass here and there, but [her comments] hurt because that's family," Gorga tells Us Weekly of Giudice, who allegedly told pals that Melissa would leave her husband of seven years, Joe Gorga, if a "richer man" were to come along.
Willing to let Giudice's "childish" comments written in her cookbook slide, Gorga couldn't stand to let Giudice take a shot at her marriage. "What she said made no sense," Gorga fumed. "She had no rhyme or reason to say it. It's very obvious it's not the case and not true."
Joe Gorga -- who attempted to make amends with Giudice on Sunday's premiere -- agreed that his sister spoke out of turn. "Teresa is in serious denial about life," he snapped during the show."
As costar Manzo explains, season 4 will delve quite deep into the fractured family bonds between the cast members.
"This season tells a story and explains a lot," Manzo -- who slammed Giudice for taking "advantage of my friendship and loyalty" -- hints. "We're just telling it like it is this year."