Making things worse?
Melissa Gorga wasn’t a fan of how her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice handled her fiancé Luis “Louie” Ruelas’ bizarre video scandal.
In fact, the On Display podcast host believes Teresa’s actions made the whole drama much “worse” than it needed to be by not addressing the elephant in the room.
“It was the whole Teresa trying to protect the situation and not discuss it that actually made it worse,” Melissa told Page Six.
She then hinted that Louie will explain himself later in the season.
“I was so happy [when he addressed it]. I’m like, ‘Thank you!’ Because I don’t want to talk about him. I really don’t. I don’t want to discuss his issues or whatever happened in his past and I was sick of my castmates talking about it,” she explained. “Because if my sister-in-law’s happy, then I’m happy. I’m like, ‘Leave her in her love bubble, please! Let her be happy.’”
As for Melissa’s feelings on the video, she said, “Honestly, it was a little out there at first [with] all the men in the background. If you don’t know this sort of thing or what kind of camp he was at or whatever it was, you’re kind of like, ‘Whoa, what is this?’ Listen, we all have had our moments with exes, right? We’ve all had times where we look like a complete fool over our exes. So, unfortunately, he had a moment and everyone’s talking about it.”
When it comes to the gossip that is unearthed about Louie’s past this season on RHONJ, Melissa admits she’s able to look past it because Louie has proven himself and is a “great match” for Teresa.
In 2021, allegations emerged that Louie was allegedly sex-obsessed and that he would dump girlfriends when they couldn’t meet his sexual demands. Louie has denied the allegations completely.
“No one has a bigger past than Teresa, let’s be real,” Melissa explained. “But the past is the past … We need to judge people off what we see now and I’m big on that. He’s going to be my brother-in-law. I want him to come in with open arms. I want him to prove to us who he is. I don’t want to read something that somebody’s putting on the internet and judge him by it. So I didn’t do that.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.