It’s a family affair over here!
Teaming up with her bro Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice is entering a new venture: a restaurant!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey trio are officially opening the doors to Gorga’s Pasta in East Hanover, New Jersey on Friday — and it’s all for the love of their momma, who passed away in early March.
Joe told People at the opening party event on Thursday:
“My mother loved to cook; it was like her drug. I always told her I was gonna open up a restaurant for her. Then I got busy. While I signed a contract on this place we lost her. So this is for her.”
And Teresa continued:
“We wanted to share her recipes with the world. I always would say, ‘Mom, everyone has to try your food!’ because that’s how I learned to cook.”
Of course, food is what’s bringing this family back together. As you may remember, the siblings had a tumultuous relationship amid the reality TV star’s time in jail.
Now, Melissa says:
“I think any time you’re working with family, you spend so much more time together—sometimes that can be good or bad, but thank God we’re doing good.”
“My sister and I were at each other’s throats for a while, but we’re back together, and now we’re gonna stay together.”
This restaurant surely will be a test of that, especially as Tre has her own probation drama! Guess there’s a reason it’s Gorga’s Pasta and not Giudice’s…
Anyway, we hope all goes well — and maybe Teresa should be kept from flipping any tables (literally) at the restaurant!
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