Gia’s talent manager, Maria of Xist Talent, gave the following quote to AllAboutTRH: “Gia is NOT getting bullied at school. This is false info. Whoever the ‘insider’ is playing off of an incident Gia talked about in this month’s issue of ‘M Magazine’, in which she recalled an incident that happened to her once a couple of years ago.”
When asked by AllAboutTRH on October 10, 2012 if there was any truth to the recent rumors that Gia has been bullied because of appearing on The Real Housewives, Teresa said: “Absolutely not true. Gia is very loved and everyone is so sweet to her. Gia gets along with everyone at school and has never been bullied about me being on the show. She is a really happy girl and just the other day, Gia’s friends mother ran into me and told me what a sweet little girl Gia is which makes me proud to hear as a mother. Thank God everyone is so friendly to Gia and I just laugh at stories like that because its obviously untrue.”
The following story by RadarOnline uses a ‘family insider’ as its source. Melissa is the ‘family insider’ always spreading lies in the tabloids and putting down Teresa and Gia, so she is the source for the article.
Teresa Giudice’s Daughter Being Bullied At School Over Her Mom’s Housewives Fame, Says Source
October 8, 2012
Teresa Giudice loves the fame that comes with being on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but a source close to the family exclusively tells RadarOnline.com that it’s taking a toll on her kids, particularly 11-year-old Gia Giudice who is being bullied in school.
Heading into her fifth season on the hit Bravo show, the insider says Teresa’s been urged to consider ending her 15 minutes of fame for the sake of her family, but Teresa just can’t give it up.
“Teresa doesn’t care about anything but the fame,” the source said.
“The show has been greatly effecting her daughter Gia at school. She’s being teased by the other kids and Teresa even had to go to the school to meet with teachers about it.”
But the source says Teresa won’t give up the notoriety and satisfaction she gets from being on the show.
“If your daughter’s happiness and safety isn’t enough reason to get off the show, then I don’t know what is,” the source said.
“It’s really sad.”
Meanwhile, Gia has her own Twitter and Tumblr accounts where she sometimes gets mixed up in her mom’s TV drama — often writing about the “haters” and dissing her own aunt, Melissa Gorga.
“What is your favorite song by your Zia Melissa?” a fan asked.
“Not to be rude but I don’t have one and I don’t listen to her songs!” Gia replied via Tumblr on October 2.
Another fan stated to Gia,
“no u got it mixxed [sic] up you got a handful of people who love your mom and a lot more people who hate her.”
To which Gia was quick to defend her mother writing,
“U got it messed up out of all the housewives my mom has the most followers and out of all the kids I have the most followers.
“So I wouldn’t be talking and all of my followers always send me nice tweets! But of course u got your haters! And my mom has all nice tweets but like I said we have our HATERS!!”
The family insider is worried that Gia is too involved with the fans and haters of the show.
“Gia knows too much for her age,” the source said.
Melissa is involving the children in the drama with her recent statements:
- In the October 1, 2012 issue of Us Weekly, she said that Teresa called Antonia ugly:
When Antonia got accepted to a modeling agency, Teresa said: “I heard Antonia got accepted. Yeah the ugly kids always get picked.”
- In the September 25, 2012 issue of Us Weekly, Melissa said, regarding Gia’s and Milania’s joint birthday party in January 2012, she said that Teresa grabbed her arm and twisted it as hard as she could:
“I went with a smile on my face. I didn’t have any intention of making up, but I went for my kids. At the end of the night, I had my son Joey in my arms and Teresa grabbed my arm and twisted it as hard as she could and said, ‘You’re so fake’.”
- On September 7, 2012, during the taping of reunion 4, she said that she is selling her house because she doesn’t want her kids going to school with Teresa’s kids, saying that in five years they bully Antonia:
“I don’t want my kids going to school with her kids. I have one little girl and I don’t want them ganging up on my daughter.”
- In her July 9, 2012 Bravo blog for season 4 episode 11, Melissa wrote a sarcastic comment about Gia’s dancing (claiming Teresa wants her in the spotlight):
“OMG, how cute is Gia? She was shaking her groove thing! She’s loves to dance. She loves gymnastics, she loves acting, and I hear she’s taking singing lessons now too! Teresa has always wanted her to be in the spotlight, and so here she is!”
- On April 1, 2012, LynnNChicago interviewed Melissa, and asked her about the allegations made by Reality Tea’s ‘secret source’ concerning a confrontation between Melissa and Teresa at Gia and Milania’s joint birthday party in January 2012. Lynn did not ask Melissa if she was the ‘secret source.’ Of course, Melissa (who planted the bogus story) evaded the question, but implied that something did happen yet, unlike Teresa, she rose above it for the kid’s sake.
Here is what LynnNChicago posted about Melissa’s attendance at Gia and Milania’s joint birthday party:
Lynn: A while back we all heard about the birthday party for Teresa’s two daughters, Melissa attended, rumors flew that Teresa wasn’t happy and even yelled at Melissa, I asked her what really happened and why Joe didn’t go with her to the party.
Melissa: “Teresa and I know what happened that day and I don’t want to get into it. What I will say was it was a beautiful party for Gia and Milania with their friends and parents from the community. I brought Antonia and the boys and we had a blast. The cousins love each other so much and I put everything else aside to make sure that whatever goes on with the adults, they are not affected by it.”
Here are the quotes from the Reality Tea blog about Gia and Milania’s birthday party – ‘source’ or ‘insider’ has been replaced with the actual source, Melissa:
Our RHONJ insider [Melissa Gorga] tells us that Teresa continues her attempt to push Gia into the spotlight.
“Teresa has always been desperate to have Gia in the limelight,” Melissa tells Reality Tea. “She wanted her to model, that didn’t work out. She wanted her to sing, that didn’t work out. Now, she has Gia in a ‘dance’ group.”
Melissa continues that guests were shocked at Gia’s dance outfit.
“Guests at her daughter’s birthday party were disturbed by the outfits Gia wore. She is just a little girl. Teresa dresses her like she is 16. People were shocked,” says Melissa.
Melissa tells Wetpaint the drama began when Teresa would not even allow Melissa to be photographed. Indeed, Melissa says she was not pictured in any of the professional photos taken at the party.
“When a photographer went over to ask Teresa if he could take a picture of Melissa, Teresa said ‘no,’ ” she says.
Despite getting the cold shoulder from Tre, Melissa reveals that she still tried to have a good time at the party, spending most of the night with her mother-in-law.
“She said ‘hello’ to Joe Giudice. He was nice, and Melissa was nice right back to him. Milania and Antonia [one of Melissa’s kids] were hugging and dancing the whole time.”
Melissa reports that Teresa looked annoyed watching her and decided to approach her while others were getting ready to leave.
“Teresa started to get loud, and Melissa says she was struggling to keep the scene low-key, because her youngest son, Joey, was in her arms.”
“Teresa is still desperate to have Gia be a star. The woman who has been Gia’s manager filmed for Toddlers and Tiaras. Gia danced with her dance group at the event. Xisit Talent is involved with pageants now,” Melissa alleges. “Gia is so young and hanging out with kids a LOT older then her. Gia is closer to her manager these days then her own mother.”