By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com 6:56 AM February 20, 2023, updated 8:20 AM February 20, 2023
Teresa Giudice’s daughter Gia attacked her uncle Joe Gorga on social media on Sunday, calling him an “opportunist” for posing with her father Joe Giudice after years of badmouthing him.
The family feud came to light Sunday night after Gorga, 43, met his former brother-in-law during a weekend trip to the Bahamas, where Joe, 50, has recently taken up residence.
In a clip Gorga posted to his page, he was seen in an embrace with Joe, with both men smiling, at what appeared to be an island resort.
“They both went to the same bar at the same time,” Gorga said. “There’s a lot of history. We have memories since we were children. I’m glad he’s doing well and looking good. We were both happy to see each other and catch up.’
Gorga said the meeting was accidental and that he was “glad someone noticed.”
Family feud: Gia Giudice, 22, held back little as she spoke to her uncle Joe Gorga, 43, via social media on Sunday, calling him an “opportunist” for posing with her father Joe Giudice, 50, after he had badmouthed him for years Reunited: Gorga ran into his former brother-in-law during a weekend trip to the Bahamas, where Joe has recently taken up residence.
The sentimental tone of Gorga’s post didn’t affect Gia, 22, who said the exchange was her uncle’s attempt to gain social media attention and used her father to do it.
“This is really weird,” Gia, a senior at Rutgers University, said in a response to Gorga’s clip. “Knowing that you weren’t even with him for 5 minutes and we can have someone make a video of the interaction while you’ve been talking so bad about my dad in the meantime.”
Gia told her uncle he was “such an opportunist that he jumped at the chance of seeing my father for a post.”
Gorga fired back in the comments, “We both said horrible things about each other. It was a beautiful moment. We have a lot of history.’
He ended up urging Gia, “Put the hate out of your heart.”
Gia wasn’t the only one to question Gorga’s camaraderie with Joe Giudice after years of enmity, documented in The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Said one user: “I’m confused… didn’t Joe Gorga cry on national TV that he hates Joe Guidice and blames him for his mother’s death? Am I the only one who doesn’t understand what’s happening here?’
Another told Gorga, “You just called him a bad seed in the last episode… so confused.”
Reconciliation: In a clip Gorga posted to his page, he was seen in an embrace with Joe, with both men smiling, at what appeared to be an island resort. Don’t buy: The sentimental tone of Gorga’s post didn’t affect Gia, who said the exchange was her uncle’s attempt to garner social media attention and that she used her father to do it. Response: Joe defended his warm hug with Giudice to Gia, calling it a “beautiful moment”. Perplexed: Another said to Gorga: “You just called. He was a bad seed in the last episode – so confused.” Another user suggested that the unexpected clip was just meant to create fodder for the Bravo series, saying: “Tell me you need an act without telling me you need an act,” Gia confirmed to BravoTV.com earlier this year that her father has been “really good” for the past few years and he’s currently on the Bahamas works
Responding to the user who was “the point” at reuniting, Gorga conceded, “We said horrible things about each other … but once we saw each other, it didn’t matter.”
Another user suggested the unexpected clip was just to create fodder for the Bravo series, saying, “Tell me you need a storyline without telling me you need a storyline.”
Gia confirmed to BravoTV.com earlier this year that her dad has been “doing really well” the past few years, Page Six reported.
Joe was deported from the United States to his native Italy in October 2019 after serving a 41-month sentence and additional time at an ICE facility after being convicted of fraud in 2014.
“He’s working at a construction company in the Bahamas right now,” Gia said, adding, “We’re very happy for him.”
Gia told the outlet that her father’s longstanding ordeal inspired her to pursue a career in immigration law.
“I’m in my senior year at Rutgers University and after graduation I’m pursuing my dream of going to law school,” she told BravoTV.com earlier this year.
Appearing on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in May 2021, she said her parents’ past legal troubles had a big impact on her.
“Your whole experience has honestly impacted me for the better — I just want to help families and be able to be there for families and help kids, honestly,” she said.