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Teresa Aprea, Rino Aprea and Nicole Napolitano react to Victoria Gotti's claim

Teresa Aprea, Rino Aprea and Nicole Napolitano are all bashing Victoria Gotti for saying in the latest episode of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," which aired on Sunday, August 24, that Rino once told her and others that he and Teresa divorced because he actually had sex with her mother. The bombshell claim has riled Teresa and her husband Rino, as well as Teresa's twin sister Nicole.

Victoria Gotti attends the 'Celebrity Apprentice' Live Finale at American Museum of Natural History on May 20, 2012 in New York City.
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Teresa and Rino divorced but then remarried years later. Whatever their reasons for their divorce, they want everyone to know that it wasn't because Rino cheated on her with her own mother. In her Bravo blog post, published the next day, Teresa wrote that the scene in which Victoria told Amber Marchese and Teresa Giudice the story "was nothing but a total lack of respect -- filth and lies."

It seems that Victoria isn't the only person Teresa is mad at. "Shame, shame, shame on anyone involved," Teresa wrote, seeming to imply that both Amber and Teresa G. are in the wrong for even engaging with Victoria after she said such a thing and laughing about it. Teresa G. in particular said that while she doesn't know what happened, it's plausible that Rino did sleep with his mother-in-law since things like that do happen.

The man in question, Rino Aprea, denied the whole thing. Right after the scene aired, he tweeted that it's "just a salacious story that has been manufactured to cause hurt to [his] family." He added that he "will not play into this." A look at his Twitter feed shows that he has been busy retweeting critical tweets of Victoria from fans. A source told Us Weekly that the story is "100% not true" and that the twins' mom is "just so disgusted."

As for Teresa's twin Nicole, she doesn't appreciate her mother's reputation being damaged in such a way on national TV. In her blog post, she wrote that mothers are off limits in Italian households when it comes to gossip and ended her post with the warning that "Karma’s a b***h!" She also made sure to point out that Victoria looked like "Grandma Strega from a bad porn movie" with those hair extensions.

Victoria Gotti became friends with Teresa Giudice when they both starred in Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice." It will certainly be interesting to see how Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano continue on with Teresa Giudice for the remainder of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," given her friendship with their new enemy.