Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers are learning the details of what led to the disintegration of Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga’s relationship. The siblings, along with Joe’s wife Melissa Gorga, have been feuding for years.
While Teresa was convinced that she met her soulmate in Luis “Louie” Ruelas, some of her RHONJ co-stars saw an angry array of red flags. There was a controversial video of a men’s retreat. There was an alleged incident of domestic violence involving Luis and his ex-wife, Marisa Dimartino Ruelas, in 2012.
In the lead-up to Teresa’s over-the-top wedding, Melissa was hurt that she wasn’t asked to be a bridesmaid. Both Joe and Melissa were upset that Melissa’s mother, Donna Marco, didn’t receive an invite. Teresa claimed that she wasn’t close to Melissa’s family.
But in the most recent episodes, it is still before the Jersey royal wedding. There is an issue between Joe and Luis over a soured business deal. At Rachel Fuda’s brunch, Luis displayed some wild mood swings.
First, Luis decided to try and make peace. He pulled Melissa aside so that he could hold her hands. Luis wanted to apologize for not inviting her mom to the wedding. When Teresa tried to interject, he snapped at her.
Then, Luis decided to overshare with Joe that he wears his late father, Giacinto “Nonno” Gorga’s pajamas to bed to make Teresa’s daughters “feel safe.” Even if the pajamas were new, I don’t feel safe over here. And I am in a different state!
“It was strange, like his drastic forms of emotion are strange. It’s something that I don’t know that I can get used to without thinking something’s really weird about it,” Melissa explained.
She is also confused by Luis’ ever-shifting viewpoint. Melissa said, “It’s like you almost want to believe, ‘Oh, he’s hurt inside.’ But it doesn’t make sense if you listen to what he said earlier. He had a conversation with my nieces earlier saying we were horrible people. And then in the next breath, he’s telling Teresa she’s wrong.” She added, “Which is it?”
Of course, one sibling disagreed with Melissa’s assessment of the situation. “I kept seeing my poor fiancé keep trying and trying and trying… I felt bad for him,” Teresa shared. “He got upset and was actually crying. He can’t believe the behavior from my brother.”
TELL US- DO YOU AGREE WITH MELISSA THAT LUIS’ WILD EMOTIONS WERE “STRANGE?” WAS LUIS TRYING TO MAKE PEACE? DID THE GORGAS MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION TO SKIP TERESA’S WEDDING?
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