The drama in the Garden State is uglier than any Bravo fan could have imagined.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey went old-school while filming the season 13 finale. The RHONJ franchise is known for its family brawls and high-stakes drama. Teresa Giudice infamously flipped a table during the season one finale. While season three kicked off with Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga getting charging each other at a baptism of all places.
In recent years the drama in the Garden State has cooled down a bit – don’t get me wrong, there’s still plenty of drama, but it’s more mature, I guess you could say. Or better yet, the cast has learned how to fight with words instead of their fists or random objects.
However, that all changed while the cast filmed the season 13 finale episode last Thursday night.
At the party, Melissa Gorga blamed Teresa for a rumor about her allegedly cheating on Joe coming to light on camera.
A source previously told AllAboutTRH that “Louie was upset that Teresa was the one being blamed, and Joe Gorga ended up charging at Louie to the point that he had to be restrained.”
Now, more details about Louie and Joe’s fight are coming to the surface.
“Joe charged at Luis during filming after long-simmering tensions came to a head. Luis was upset that [Joe’s wife] Melissa unfairly blamed Teresa for spreading rumors about her marriage. But Teresa and Luis only talked to Joe about these rumors off camera to protect them,” a source tells The Sun.
Another source reveals that Joe and Luis “had to be fully restrained by security” while filming.
“Somehow, a physical brawl broke out, but security stopped it from escalating further,” the source added.
RHONJ will return for season 13 in late 2022 or early 2023.