“Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before it gets better,” Melissa Gorga says in the first trailer from the fifth season of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Here’s hoping!
In a sneak preview from the hit reality show, Teresa Giudice decides to make amends with her brother, Joe Gorga. “I do regret things that I’ve done,” she tells her estranged sibling. Later on, Teresa and Melissa find themselves navigating an obstacle course together. “After this, we’ll never fight again,” the cookbook author tells her sister-in-law. “We have to meet each other halfway if we’re ever going to make this work.”
Unfortunately, Teresa and Melissa’s reunion appears to be short-lived. When the “On Display” singer is accused of cheating on her husband, Joe Gorga loses his cool. As a result, alliances begin to shift. “Teresa said you don’t know the real Melissa,” Caroline Manzo says. “You know what? Maybe I don’t.”
When Teresa calls Kathy Wakile and blames Jacqueline Laurita for getting her involved in Melissa’s alleged affair, Laurita grabs her pal’s phone. “Are you talking over me because you’re guilty because you asked me to call out Melissa and I wouldn’t do it?” she shouts at Teresa.
Melissa later gets down on her knees and pleads with Teresa to “stop hurting” her family by spreading rumors about Melissa’s past. (In another scene, one of Teresa’s three daughters climbs onto a stripper pole and proclaims, “I’m Melissa!”)
Teresa and Joe Gorga’s father’s health is in decline, putting them in an even more uncomfortable position. “You don’t want your father to die and not see his kids together,” Manzo tells her frenemy. In the most dramatic scene, Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice come to blows at a family gathering — and Melissa gets caught in the fray.
To see Manzo and Wakile come clean about their marriage problems, watch the full trailer above. The Real Housewives of New Jersey returns Sunday, June 2, at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.
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