Tre and Mel were on speaking terms at the time that Mel was hired on the show. That is another Mel lie. Tre always tried to keep family first, and, despite rumors to the contrary, always invited Mel to every family function, her book signings, and even Bravo filming events where they were allowed to include family or invite who they wanted. Bravo chose not to film the Gorgas….. Mel only CLAIMS that they weren’t on speaking terms as justification for NOT telling Tre what all they were doing to get on the show. Tre had NO idea that Mel had been campaigning so hard behind her back, and even submitted a “gangster” style video (Mel and JoeGorilla that is) stating that they would take Tre down if they got on the show. They tried for 2 seasons, since Tre got on the show essentially, to either be Filmed, or get on the show.
Mel even teamed up with RH enemy Danielle, giving her dirt on Tre’s finances, as well as lots of other lies, and tried desperately to get Danielle to film with her, and expose Tre on the show. Again, behind Tre’s back.
Tre knew that Mel craved attention…., and was extremely jealous of her. YES THAT’S RIGHT….JEALOUS (and she is)!!!. While Tre didn’t know what all was going on behind her back, re: getting on the show, she knew that Mel and her sisters had often commented that it should be the Mel and Marco Sisters show, that they could do a much better job of showing the world fashion and talent…. Blah, blah, blah….so she knew they had stars in their eyes and fame aspirations, just didn’t know that they would stab her in the back to get there. Tre started to suspect this when Mel would only show up for things if she knew that Bravo would be filming that event, but then again, thought that Mel just wanted the attention. She woefully under-estimated how low Mel and her brother would stoop for fame.
Also Gorilla had money when they married. The diaper story is something most suspect Mel made up….or greatly exaggerated it. Sure, there was a definite economic turndown, esp in the Housing industry, and that effected Joe Gorilla and Joe Gui, but nothing like what Mel makes it out to be. Must be a sympathy thing.. JoeGorilla still spent money like he was Daddy Warbucks, and always flaunted it. He is the type that NEEDS everyone to think he is successful and wealthy. Knowing that, he would never admit to not having as much money as he claims. He would however just find a way to steal it from someone else, not pay workers, bills, etc. If the truth is much closer to Mel’s diaper statement, then they sure were out and about fooling everyone and faking wealth, really well!
As for “wealth”, JoeGorilla has not surpassed Joe Gui in personal wealth or success, even with the bk issue. He is a wannabe, and has far more liens, suits and judgments against him and his company, Gorga Enterprises, than Joe Gui ever thought of having. He is not well respected in that industry and is considered to be of the “ slum landlord” ilk. Joe Gui, even with all the negative press, has the better business reputation in the community, from people who know that business. Everyone in the industry there knows that Joe Gorilla skimps, takes the cheap way out, and cuts significant corners, such that word has gotten around, and people are afraid of buying anything that he has built. Take Kevin Jonas (Jonas Brothers), who toured their current home when it was for sale previously….. his Business manager told him to RUN from that property, after getting a background check on Joe Gorilla, his shoddy housing practices and shady business dealings.