Buckle up, Bravo fans, because you are getting a major EXCLUSIVE following Tuesday’s episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey!
AllAboutTRH is revealing an exclusive look at the seating chart from Teresa Giudice and Louie Ruelas’ engagement party, which shows that Melissa and Joe Gorga were assigned to sit right across from the couple at the main table.
As RHONJ fans know, Melissa called out Teresa during the season 12 reunion for not sitting her, Joe, and their three kids, Antonia, Gino, and Joey, at the head table.
However, AllAbouTRH can now exclusively prove that’s not true at all. Check out a photo of the seating chart from Teresa and Louie’s engagement party below!
The seating chart shows once again that Joe and Melissa were assigned to sit with the family at the main table. So, what caused that to change? Well, the better question is who caused that to change.
On the latest episode of the Namaste B$tches podcast, Teresa reveals who was behind Melissa and Joe’s seats being changed from the family table to the friend table at the very last minute.
According to Teresa, her and Louie’s engagement party was supposed to be a complete surprise for her. However, Louie told her about the party a few days before the big event. Teresa made it clear that her one request was that Joe and Melissa be seated at their table.
“I thought this was a reality tv; we’re supposed to be real authentic. We’re supposed to be our real selves. I’m watching this, and I’m like, what’s going on? They’re talking about my engagement party, which was on December 5th, and that they weren’t sitting at our main table. First of all, there was only two tables at my engagement party, two tables. And they were sitting at my table like they were. My brother and Lisa were sitting right next to Louie and I, along with his other siblings and his parents,” Teresa explained.
“They were sitting at my table,” Teresa insisted. “Then my kids were sitting at the end of my table, and Tony was sitting next to Melania, and my two nephews were sitting at across from the, all the kids, all across from all my other, my daughters on the second table.”
“This what happened when they got to the engagement party; Melissa went up to my assistant Carrie Ann and said she wanted to sit with her boys. So then Carrie Ann moved her seats and put her whole family together where the boys were sitting. So she asked to move her seat to sit where the boys were sitting. I was the last one to get there. So when I got there, we were all standing up, whatever; I didn’t know where anybody was sitting, and this was all supposed to be a surprise. So my engagement party was supposed to be a surprise,” she continued. “And then Louie ended up telling me last second, he’s like, babe, I wanted to surprise you. I was like, no. And I’m glad he told me cause I ended up getting a dress and stuff, and him and Carrie Ann planned the whole thing. And um, so I said to Carrie Ann, the only thing I said to Carrie Ann, make sure my brother and Melissa are sitting at my table. That’s the only direction I gave Carrie Ann; you believe that? Because, like, this is how I’m thinking. Like, I just want, I want peace. I just want, you want any bullshit? Yeah, I just want peace. I said, just make sure my brother and Melissa are sitting at my table. That’s it.”
Teresa then reveals how Joe and Melissa reacted to the switch-up at the party.
“After we all sat down at the engagement party, I saw [Melissa and Joe] at the next table, and I said to Louie, ‘Why are they sitting there? I told Carrie I wanted my brother Melissa sitting at my table,'” Teresa noted. “So I said, ‘Let’s go tell my brother and Melissa that they were supposed to be sitting at our table. Let’s just let them know that that was supposed to happen.'”
The mom of four says she questioned her assistant about the seating change, and Carrie told her that Joe and Melissa requested to move seats. When Teresa approached Joe and Melissa about their seats, Joe told her, “Don’t worry about it.”
She added, “I went up to my brother Melissa. I’m like, guys, I just want you to know, know you guys are supposed to be sitting next to Louie and I, and then my, you know, my brother said to me, guys, don’t worry about it. This is your day. Just enjoy your day. All good. That’s what my brother said to me. And I was like, okay. And that was it. And we had a great time, and that was it. It was just like a dinner party, you know, just celebrating us. All was good, and we all had a great time.”
Teresa goes on to explain that Melissa and Joe NEVER mentioned anything about the engagement party to her and Louie until the season 12 reunion. In between the engagement party and the season 12 reunion, Teresa and Louie saw Melissa and Joe at numerous family events, including Christmas Eve and Gia Giudice’s 21st birthday, etc.
If all that weren’t enough, AllAboutTRH also got its hands on NEVER before seen photos from Teresa and Louie’s engagement party. The photos show that everyone had a blast at the event, including Joe Gorga.
In the last episode of RHON, Joe claimed that the party was “awkward and weird” and that he was “uncomfortable”; however, the photos from the event tell a much different story.
Check out the photos below!
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