The Gorga/Giudice family is as fractured as ever.
There is plenty of bad blood still lingering between Joe Gorga and his sister Teresa Giudice following the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 12 reunion.
On Thursday’s episode of his wife, Melissa Gorga’s podcast, “Melissa Gorga on Display,” Joe revealed that Teresa is disrespecting him by not having Melissa in her upcoming wedding to Louie Ruelas.
“Regardless if she liked my wife or she didn’t like my wife, she’s basically smacking me in the face, and she’s giving me no respect, and she’s making it hard on me,” Joe said. “It’s not about just my wife — it’s basically ‘I don’t care about my brother.’”
The father of three said if he were getting married, he would include his sibling’s spouse out of respect even if they weren’t very close.
“I don’t want drama. I want it to be a great day,” he said. “I want to be happy, and I want my sister there, and I want it to be peaceful [and] make my sister happy.”
Joe said that Teresa’s actions were “terrible” and that they took their family back to “12 years ago.” If you’re an OG RHONJ fan, you know that the Gorgas and the Giudices got into an infamous fight during season 3 at the christening of Melissa and Joe’s youngest son, Joey.
That fight resulted in years of drama between Joe and Teresa and the rest of their family members.
On the other hand, Melissa says she’s not “upset with” Teresa for not having her be a bridesmaid. However, she does agree with her husband that the move “sets us all back because it’s almost like insulting you.”
During part one of the season 12 reunion, Teresa said that she’s not having Melissa in her wedding because they aren’t close. The RHONJ OG noted that she’s super close with Louie’s sisters, and they go on double dates, which is why they are a part of their bridal party.
“This is the thing, honey: We’re not close. Like, you’re my sister-in-law, but we’re not close,” Teresa bluntly told Melissa.
Part two of the RHONJ season 12 reunion airs Tuesday, May 10, at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.