A source speaking exclusively to has firmly denied rumors that Melissa Gorga was cheating on her husband Joe after the couple skipped his sister Teresa Giudice’s wedding over the weekend.
Multiple sources previously revealed to that Melissa, 43, and Joe, 42, that Melissa and Teresa, 50, had a heated argument while filming the latest Real Housewives Of New Jersey finale over cheating allegations.
A source close to the situation has denied those reports after it was claimed on social media that Melissa was having an affair with Nick Barotta – who is also married – and they called the rumors “completely ridiculous” and said Nick was ” been close friends”. with Melissa and Joe for years.
Didn’t happen: A source speaking exclusively to denied rumors that Melissa Gorga cheated on her husband Joe after the couple skipped Teresa Giudice’s wedding over the weekend; Seen June 8th in NYC
Sources previously described Teresa’s screaming match with Melissa as “a crazy situation” that broke the camel’s back for Melissa and Gorga, who opted to skip their wedding to Luis Ruelas over the weekend.
The same source described the confrontation as “a step too far for Joe.” He then posted a photo Melissa posted to Instagram of the couple celebrating at home with friends on the day of Teresa’s wedding, but he included the confrontational caption, “Blood doesn’t make you family.”
“This is just completely ridiculous,” said the source close to Barrotta following the cheating rumors. “Nick and his wife Liz have been close friends of the Gorgas for years.”
They continued, adding, “There is absolutely no truth to this nasty rumor and it’s weird that it even needs to be addressed.”
Photos of Nick spending time with Joe and Melissa seem to confirm that he was a fixture in their lives and their friendship was apparently well known.
Out of nowhere: The source said rumors that Melissa was making out with Nick Barrotta (R, pictured with Joe) were ‘completely ridiculous’ Nick is also married
Friendly Relationships: “Nick and his wife Liz have been close friends with the Gorgas for years,” they added; Nick (R) seen with Joe (L) and buddies
Ridiculous: They continued, adding: “There is absolutely no truth to this nasty rumor and it’s hilarious that it even needs to be addressed”; Joe (L) and Melissa (middle) with Nick (R)
Stunned: “He’s shocked that someone would come up with something so evil to destroy two families,” the source said of Barrotta (seen with Melissa and Joe)
According to the source, Nick was blindsided and shocked that anyone would even start a rumor that he was making out with his girlfriend Melissa.
“He’s shocked that someone would invent something so evil to destroy two families,” they said.
Barrotta is an entertainment host and aspiring actor who worked as a bailiff on the reality series Divorce Court from 2018-2020 before making his way up to a fictional series when he joined Tyler Perry’s BET series The Oval from 2020.
Following ‘s report of the behind-the-scenes argument between Melissa and Teresa over cheating allegations, sources close to RHONJ claimed to AllAboutTRH that Laura Lee Jansen told Jennifer Aydin about a rumor that Melissa was making out with Nick.
The rumor reportedly reached Teresa and sparked their argument when she told Joe about the rumors before filming on RHONJ began.
After the finale was filmed, Melissa allegedly confronted Teresa about spreading the rumor – which sources told was “unfounded” – and Joe reportedly had to be restrained to prevent a fight with Luis became physical.
Dispute: Sources previously exclusively told that Melissa and Joe skipped Teresa Giudice’s weekend wedding because Teresa confronted Melissa about the cheating rumor; Melissa and Teresa were spotted out in Santa Monica on June 5th
Boisterous: had previously learned that Luis had asked Joe to be among his groomsmen, but he declined when Teresa failed to pay the same honor to Melissa; Seen June 5th in Santa Monica
had previously learned that Luis had asked Joe to be among his best man but he declined when Teresa failed to pay the same honor to Melissa.
“He just thought it was very disrespectful and there was no way he would say ‘yes’ unless Melissa was part of Teresa’s bridal shower,” a source explained.
Teresa and Luis finally tied the knot on August 6th at Park Chateau Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
The wedding was filmed for a future Bravo special.
Cryptic: Joe reposted a photo Melissa shared of the couple celebrating at home with friends on the day of Teresa’s wedding, but he included the confrontational caption: “Blood doesn’t make you family.”