Stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" have not even finished filming Season 5 and a bloody brawl has already been caught on camera.
The fight went down on March 30 at the opening of "Real Housewives" regular Kim Kim DePaola's Posche 2 boutique in Ridgewood, N.J., and Teresa Giudice's feud with Melissa Gorga was at the center of it all, according to RadarOnline.com.
The drama began when Melissa's husband, Joe, confronted a man named Jonathan who has been spreading rumors about his wife. That man claimed Teresa was giving him the information. Then Jacqueline Laurita's husband, Chris, got involved to confront Jonathan about making fun of his autistic son, and things turned violent.
“Jonathan was not backing down, and that’s when they all started to exchange blows!” a source told Radar. “Jacqueline kicked off her shoes and bitch smacked Jonathan on the back of his head! This is where the Manzo boys along and Lauren Manzo jumped in out of nowhere to break up the fight!”
Ridgewood Patch confirmed the bloody details of the "Housewives" fight with another local store owner. "It was a huge brawl," hair salon owner Jennifer Dunn told Patch. "Three of Kim D's clothes racks were destroyed and three of our custom sinks were broken. There was blood on the walls."
Ridgewood police said there was a report of a dispute that led to an assault, but wouldn't elaborate on which "Housewives" cast members were involved. Jonathan has reportedly filed charges against Joe and Chris, according to Patch. The fight allegedly caused thousands of dollars in damage to the store and the merchandise.
Although their feud appears to be ongoing, Teresa recently insisted she and Melissa have made up since "Strippergate" and are speaking again. “Everything is good,” she told InTouch in February. “You have to let things go.”
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" Season 5 premieres June 2 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.