But Melissa Gorga has put old feuds aside to rally behind to Real Housewives Of New Jersey duo Teresa and Joe Giudice, who face 50 years in prison if convicted of their financial fraud charges.
Sister-in-law Melissa and Teresa's brother Joe Gorga have the couple's back, pledging support of the four Giudice children and telling the media that the beleaguered family 'will be OK.'
On the red carpet: Melissa Gorga and husband Joe Gorga, who is Teresa's brother, attend In Touch Weekly's 2013 Icons & Idols event on August 25 in New York City
Legal woes: Teresa Giudice, 41, and husband Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice, 43, arrive at a federal courthouse in Newark, New Jersey, August 14
'She knows that we're here for her.'
Melissa and Teresa had previously been at loggerheads, with perhaps their most explosive feud coming after the latter accused her old foe of being a gold digger last year.
After Joe told her about the comments she said: 'I wish he never told me. Why would she ever say something like that, it’s another dig, but to him this time.
'What is she trying to say, I only love him for the money? Oh, because he’s not handsome, charming, or sexy? He’s not an amazing husband and father? Money is all he has going for him? I don’t think so.'
The Giudices likely need all the support they can get in light of the 39-count indictment that the couple received on July 29.
The alleged tax and fraud charges include conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud and making false statements on loan applications.
Joe Giudice was also charged with failing to file tax returns from 2004 through 2008, during which he allegedly made almost $1 million, according to E! News.
Happier times: Teresa and Joe arrive at Books & Books in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 21 to promote her book Fabulicious On The Grill
But despite the severe legal trouble facing her sister-in-law, Melissa doesn't seem overtly concerned.
'We will always have some kind of controversy and hard milestones you have to go through in life,' Melissa told E! News at the VMAs. 'They need to put on a strong face and they will get through it. They are doing fine and will be OK.'
The Giudices are currently out on a combined $1 million in bail, according the E! News, but have given up their passports and are prohibited from traveling outside of New York or New Jersey.
And though a combined 50-year prison sentence would be bad enough, Joe Giudice - who is not a U.S. citizen - could potentially get deported to Italy if he is convicted.
The Giudices' next court date is October 8.
Hard at work: Teresa promotes new sparkling wine Fabellini at Gary's Wine & Marketplace on March 24, 2012 in Wayne, New Jersey