“I live in Jersey, like, literally so close to [Gorga],” the Toms River resident tells Page Six exclusively while promoting Season 2 of MTV’s “Messyness.” “A lot of people are talking about that.”
The “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” star, 34, says that hearsay about the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” drama is reaching every corner of her neighborhood.
“Like, [people] that are not on the show [are talking about it],” she notes. “Just people in town and everywhere.”
Polizzi — who has a close relationship with Gorga, 43, and is friendly with Giudice, 50 — surmises that the discord will be great for their Bravo reality show.
“For entertaining-wise and viewership-wise, I’m like, ‘Oh, s–t, this is crazy!’” she says, expressing excitement for the next installment of “New Jersey.”
Still, Polizzi admits that it’s disappointing to see Gorga and Giudice’s friendship crumble.
“I mean, thinking about them as friends and how now they have that turmoil, it’s sad,” she tells us, “because I’m such a family person and that sucks.”
Giudice brought up unfounded infidelity rumors about Gorga and her husband, Joe Gorga, during an explosive exchange filmed for the “RHONJ” Season 13 finale the night of Aug. 3.
The incident prompted the Gorgas’ decision to skip Giudice’s lavish nuptials to Luis “Louie” Ruelas on Aug 6.
“Sometimes when things are too toxic and you try over and over and over again and it just keeps coming back around to the same thing … even if it’s family, you have to let it go,” Melissa said on her “On Display” podcast last month.
The Envy boutique owner also suggested that they had “past altercations” with Ruelas, 48, they “never talked about” and will continue to keep quiet to appease Giudice.
“To me, it was devastating,” added 43-year-old Joe. “It was one of the hardest days of my life.”
Meanwhile, Giudice claimed she was “fine” with her sister-in-law and younger brother missing her “I dos.”
“Listen, I found out a few days before my wedding that they weren’t coming, and I’m totally fine with it,” she said on her podcast, “Namaste, B$tches,” on Aug. 19
“You’ll see it play out on TV,” she elaborated. “The way that everything played out with my wedding, everything that happened is the way it was supposed to be. I’m all about that …I’m all about good energy, and whoever wanted to be at my wedding was there.”
Page Six recently caught up with another “RHONJ” star, Dolores Catania, to get her take on the situation.
“It’s definitely at a high stage of bad,” she told us, adding that she remains hopeful for a reconciliation.
“I wouldn’t say this is terminal yet if I were to speak in medical terms,” the former surgical assistant said. “I’ve seen people come back from a lot worse.”
Until then, Catania noted that she doesn’t feel pressure to take a side. “Never, ever, ever will I pick a side amongst friends unless something is done to one of them that is so egregious,” she said. “I love them all.”
When asked if she’s Team Melissa or Team Teresa, Polizzi also offers a diplomatic response.
“I don’t do teams!” the Messy Mawma Wine founder insists. “I am Team Messy Mawma. I love them both. I think they’re great.”
However, Polizzi — who previously competed on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2013 — is rooting for Giudice’s success in the new season of the reality dance competition series.
“I mean, I would love for Teresa to go far,” she insists — even though she is torn over whether to vote for fellow “Jersey Shore” OG Vinny Guadagnino or actress Selma Blair. “There’s so many people that I really want to vote for.”
“Messyness” Season 2 premieres Thursday, Sept. 15, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.
Originally published at www.theshocknews.com