REAL Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga had an unwelcome guest at her mansion and cried out about the horrifying encounter in a new video.
The Bravo star filmed and posted the whole ordeal Instagram On Monday.
In the clip, Melissa revealed that a snake somehow got into the basement of her $4 million New Jersey home.
She zoomed in on the critter slithering across her hardwood floor and screamed in panic because she “didn’t know what to do.”
The reality star explained that her husband Joe wasn’t home at the time of the burglary, but she coped with the situation.
Then a clip emerged from a white plastic cup, which Melissa used to cover the snake until her husband got home to get rid of it.
The post was followed by a video of Joe trapping the snake in a box despite being just as scared of the tiny creature as his wife.
“I hate snakes. I’m really scared of snakes,” the TV star said, hesitating to lift the mug over the snake.
After a brief struggle, Joe got the snake in the crate, and Melissa revealed they were “releasing him into the wild.”
A final clip showed the released snake in the forest.
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Melissa wrote in her caption, “There was a snake in my house today! Okay, okay, it was small… But it’s still a snake. Holy shit!!! Joe’s little birthday present!”
The TV personality celebrated her husband’s 44th birthday over the weekend with a big party at their $2.5 million beach house in Toms River, New Jersey.
Bravo cameras were present at the celebrations as they were being filmed for the next season of RHONJ.
According to an insider, Melissa put together the Italian-style party and managed the guest list.
One notable person missing from the list was her sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice.
A source told The US Sun: “Teresa was not invited to Joe’s birthday party.”
That’s no surprise considering Teresa, 51, and Melissa, 44, “haven’t spoken to each other” and the mother-of-four’s relationship with her brother Joe is “still damaged.”
The source revealed, “They haven’t spoken to each other since the reunion.”
The explosive three-part reunion aired in June and showed Teresa attacking Melissa, claiming she would be ousted from the show and insisting she “never” wanted to see her face again.
Another source told The US Sun: “It’s still an open wound for Joe.”
“He’s upset and of course would have loved to have his sister at the party but their relationship is over at this point.
“It’s the new norm. They’re completely aloof and don’t talk to each other or acknowledge each other even when they’re in the same room.”
Filming for RHONJ season 14 started last week and so far there have been a few parties where the Gorgas and Teresa and her husband Luis “Louie” Ruelas, 48, were in the same room.
However, they have managed to keep their distance at the events they have all attended.
According to an insider, the production “doesn’t force a confrontation” between the rivals and “allows things to happen naturally.”