Gorga Vs. Giudice: The Feuding Joes Come To Physical Blows

By: Andrea Simpson / February 21, 2013

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New Jersey house husbands – and brothers-in-law – Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice got into a nasty brawl last week while on a retreat in Lake George, New York, Celebuzz has learned exclusively.

“Joe Gorga charged at Joe Giudice, and Joe Giudice put him in a chokehold,” a source said.

“It all started when Melissa and Joe Gorga were in a room with some other people, and they were arguing with Teresa,” a second insider added. “Teresa called for her husband, and when he came into the room, Joe Gorga charged at him.”

The second source added that Teresa’s burly husband used his fists first — and Bravo caught all the wrestling action on camera for the group’s hit show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

“Joe Gorga got behind Joe Giudice and had him in a bear-hug — but not the affectionate kind,” said the insider. “Joe Giudice punched Joe Gorga in the side, twice. Teresa was there, but she left the room mid-fight.”

The melee is nothing new for the feisty Italian family, whose ongoing bickering on RHONJ has gone from an infamous Christening gone wrong in 2010 to season 4’s Strippergate, and a whole lot in between.

So what caused the family feud?

“Nothing specific — it’s everything. It’s them being them, all the back-and-forth,” said the second insider. “There wasn’t one thing in particular. It’s their history.”

Fortunately, the air was cleared soon after the fight ended.

“They were civil afterward,” said the source. “One minute they’re arguing, the next minute they’re nice and family again.”

But the family feuding hasn’t been taken quite as lightly by other RHONJ castmates: Caroline Manzo left Lake George after only one day, while Jacqueline Laurita decided not to go at all. Kathy Wakile and husband Rich, meanwhile, toughed it out.

A Bravo spokesperson had no comment.

Do you think the RHONJ stars will ever work out their problems? And which side are you on: Team Gorga or Team Giudice? Let us know in the comments section.

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