The drama is reaching a boiling point on the Real Housewives of New Jersey. As usual, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga are sparring with Teresa Giudice. Her new partner, Luis Ruelas, changed the dynamic to a point. But the arguments roll on.
And the sparring came to a head at Teresa and Luis’ wedding. Or rather some people’s choice to skip the event.
According to People, the RHONJ mid-season trailer dropped recently. And the footage exposed what led up to the Gorgas skipping Teresa and Luis’s nuptials in August 2022.
An emotional Teresa is seen confirming that Joe won’t attend. Her longtime makeup artist, Priscilla Distasio, asked, “So your only sibling is not showing up?” She replied, “No.”
People previously reported why the couple changed their minds about attending. Melissa and Joe planned to go to the wedding until rumors about their marriage surfaced during filming. Another possible issue was Teresa not inviting Joe’s mother-in-law.
The Gorgas took offense to how Teresa and Luis dealt with the rumors. “Teresa betrayed them in a way that’s unforgivable,” an insider said.
But there is also other drama chronicled in the trailer. Newbie Danielle Cabral told Melissa, “She caught you in the backseat of a car, kissing a guy.”
The footage didn’t clarify who witnessed the supposed hookup. But Margaret Josephs inserted herself into the situation by calling Danielle “a s–t-stirrer.” Danielle responded by screaming, “Meet the new Danielle. You made her.”
Jennifer Aydin and Teresa were key in pitting Margaret and Danielle against each other after warning the newbie of Margaret’s “arsenal” of info.
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In another scene, Melissa asked Dolores Catania, “How can I celebrate somebody else’s marriage when they are constantly trying to destroy mine?” Dolores advised, “If you don’t go to the wedding, Melissa, I think it’s over over.”
Indeed, Teresa hasn’t been on speaking terms with her brother or sister-in-law since they skipped her wedding. Bravo had to create separate RHONJ panels at BravoCon 2022 to accommodate the sparring siblings.
This family drama is now affecting the next generation. Teresa’s daughter Milania Giudice expressed a similar sentiment to Dolores. “If he doesn’t come to your wedding, then it’s wrapped, it’s over with — never speaking to you again,” she said.
There is also a conflict between Dolores and her ex-husband Frank Catania. He’s having trouble processing Paul Connell’s role in Dolores’ life. “Shut the f— up,” he said upon learning that Paul picked an engagement ring.
“Frank does not like change,” Dolores told Paul. “Frank needs to grow up. You can’t move forward hanging on to the past,” Paul stated.
In a more light-hearted moment, the RHONJ cast heads to Paul’s native Ireland. Rachel Fuda, Jackie Goldschneider, and Jennifer Fessler joined the group to stay at a “haunted” 400-year-old castle. “Cheers to Ireland!” Jennifer explained. It’s safe to say that the group explored some alcoholic spirits, too.
Check out the trailer below.
TELL US- SHOULD MELISSA AND JOE HAVE ATTENDED THE WEDDING? WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED? DID TERESA SPREAD THE RUMOR? WOULD YOU STAY IN A HAUNTED CASTLE?
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