Joe Gorga doesn’t hold back when it comes to opening up about his former Real Housewives of New Jersey co-stars and family members.
During an episode of April 23 Side Piece with Melissa Pfesister Podcast, Gorga slapped his brother-in-law Rich Wakile, stating that he was a factor in his falling out with his cousin Rosie Pierri. Gorga’s family members were part of The Real Housewives of New Jersey in seasons 3-6. However, the Gorgas later had a falling out with the Wakiles and Pierri, and currently they do not speak to each other.
“We had issues with them, they’re just honest… insecure people,” Gorga admitted during the podcast episode about the Wakiles. “Once they got fired from the show, we put them back on the show. We fought the main bosses, we said, ‘We need them back on the show, bring them back on the show.’ We saved them for a year, then they got fired again, we couldn’t have saved them…they were mad at us.”
Later in the episode, Gorga spoke about his cousin Pierri, calling her “amazing,” especially as they grew up. However, Gorga did note that she “changed” in The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and gave some more context about her aftermath.
“But then she kind of changed,” Gorga said. “She came on the show with Richie… that changed her. Richie stuck with Rosie, that was the golden egg for him to keep them on the show. He said, ‘Well, if you want Rosie, she’s coming with us. If you don’t sign us, you lose Rosie.’”
Viewers can catch brand-new episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.
Wakile’s wife Kathy said she was “open” to repairing the relationship with her family
During an appearance in November 2021 on Us Weekly gets real with The Housewives podcastWakile’s wife, Kathy Wakile, admitted she is “open” to reconciling with her family.
“I don’t live in this place of regret because we learned from our lessons that happened,” Wakile said during the episode. “Hard times, good times, we learn to take the lesson and move forward and you make progress. Who knows if those relationships are still intact, you don’t know, because even with families that aren’t on TV, you go through these ups and downs.”
Wakile added: “My door is always open, you know, I’ve never closed doors but who knows. I hope everyone is doing well. You wish people only the best.”
Wakile is focused on other ventures
While Gorga claims the Wakiles were fired from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, it doesn’t seem like Kathy Wakile is interested in returning to the franchise anytime soon and is more focused on her cooking career.
“Right now I’ve honestly really found what I love to do and I’m really having a great time at it,” Wakile said during an iInterview with Hollywood Life in 2019. “It’s really my passion. housewives was fun and it gave me a lot of attention to my cooking and being in the kitchen. I took advantage of that and took chances out of it, so I’m very concerned about that. There is no drama in the kitchen. No drama so I’m happy.”
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