According to a source, Melissa and Joe Gorga are not blaming for recent ploying allegations about the Real Housewives of New Jersey star.
The insider agrees that the claims that Melissa reportedly had a snag with actor Nick Barrotta are ridicule.
[They've] all been friends for years.
According to Page Six, Melissa, 43, and Barrotta, 31, have always stayed out in a group environment, and that Tyler Perrys has married her. The Oval star is still well connected with her reality boyfriend, Joe, 42.
On Monday, sources close to Barrotta debunked the allegations, stating to the Daily Mail that the alum of the Divorce Court is shocked that someone would make up something so defamatory in an attempt to destroy two families.
The woman accused of bringing the evidence to the Housewives spoke to Page Six exclusively on Tuesday, alleging that RHONJ star Margaret Josephs is the true pot-stirrer.
Laura Marasca Jensen told us that she didn't tell [the rumor] that someone saw it. I never told Melissa that she did it.
Several sources claim that Jensen, who previously auditioned for a stint on RHONJ three times, had allegedly told Teresa Giudice and Jennifer Aydin the rumor during a four-hour meet-up to try and get a spot on the show.
According to sources, she went to two people who didn't like [Margaret] crying to them and telling them all of these stories.
Margaret and Melissa were ever out with these guys with an unfettered dose of truth? Yes. Was there ever a kissing? No. There was no compromise on anyone.
Jensen has confirmed that she would meet with Giudice, 50, and Aydin, 45, in order to avoid achieving anything in the event that she would see it on television, but claims that she did nothing harm to Melissa.
A source close to production has confirmed to Page Six Tuesday that the cheating rumor has been released on the RHONJ upcoming season. A separate insider has confirmed Aydin is the Housewife who made the scandalous tea available on camera.
Were also told that the drama has not caused a conflict between Josephs and the Gorgas, but that the couple is apparently holding a grudge against Giudice for taking a meeting with Jensen and allegedly assisting the rumor in presenting the show.
Last week, Page Six revealed that the real estate business and Envy boutique owner were absent from the Giudices wedding to Luis Louie Ruelas on Saturday.
A source told us at the time that a very intense Housewives finale was shot earlier this week, in which the rumor was exposed.
Bravo hasn't announced a premiere date for Season 13 of RHONJ.