Betrayal – Italian style!
New details about why Melissa and Joe Gorga chose to skip Teresa Giudice and Louie Ruelas’ wedding have come to light.
A new report from PEOPLE claims that the Gorgas skipped out on Teresa’s wedding extravaganza after she allegedly “betrayed” them in an “unforgivable” way.
Multiple sources confirm that Joe and Melissa had every intention of attending Teresa and Louie’s wedding until Thursday night when an untrue rumor about their marriage came out as cameras rolled for season 13.
Sources claim that Teresa’s role in the rumor and Louie’s behavior amid Melissa and Joe’s squabble with Teresa ultimately led to the Gorgas deciding to skip the wedding.
“Teresa betrayed them in a way that’s unforgivable,” one source reveals. “They’re not going to celebrate Teresa’s new marriage when all she does is try to tear apart theirs.”
“It’s telling that Teresa didn’t have one relative at her wedding,” adds the source. “But that’s the choice Teresa made.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey OG previously had a permanent falling out with her cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri.
Neither couple responded to requests for a comment on the claims. However, a source close to the Gorgas says they chose to skip the wedding in order to protect themselves from the attacks they have received from Teresa over the years.
“Viewers will see, but after the continued attacks, it’s clear the healthiest thing for Joe and Melissa to do is walk away,” the insider says. “They just want to find peace, especially for their three children.”
“Melissa and Joe’s efforts to make family a priority with Teresa are exhausted,” the insider adds. “Sometimes removing the toxic energy from your life is the only way forward.”
This drama will all play out during season 13 of RHONJ, which is air in 2023. Teresa’s four-part wedding special will air after season 13 of RHONJ finishes airing.
RHONJ will return for season 13 in early 2023.