Setting the record straight!
Bravo fans were in a tizzy following Tuesday’s episode of RHONJ; however, it wasn’t drama from this week’s episode that raised eyebrows. Instead, it was a preview of next week’s episode that got fans talking.
“I live with your four nieces,” Louie told Joe in the preview for the March 28 episode of RHONJ. “I wear your father’s pajamas at night to make them feel safe and loving, do you know that?”
See the preview for next week’s RHONJ below.
Now just days later, Teresa is talking with PEOPLE to clear the air and stand up for her man.
According to Teresa, Louie “was definitely coming from an endearing place. I love him even more so for that.”
“Those were brand new … My dad had brand new clothes that he never used. And that was just a brand new pair of pajamas that I said, ‘Babe, these are new pajamas that my dad never used.’ … So I think it came out the wrong way,” Teresa explains.
She adds: “They were brand new pajamas that I just gave him. He had a lot of clothes that my dad did not wear, and I gave them away. So, for instance, that was the only thing I gave Luis was a pair of pajamas that my dad never used. They were, I think, Ralph Lauren that he never used. They weren’t his actual pajamas that my dad wore.”
Teresa notes that Louie wanted her brother’s “approval” and “love.”
“I know he was just coming from a loving place towards my brother. He wanted my brother’s approval,” she says. “He was like, poor guy. I feel bad for him. I know he was trying so hard to just wanting my brother, wanting to love my brother and vice versa. And he was just coming from a good place. And I see that. And that’s what makes me love him even more because he’s been nothing but amazing to me and my daughters,” the mom of four says.
Joe and Teresa’s father, Giacinto Gorga, passed away in April 2020, three years after his wife, Antonia Gorga, passed away.
RHONJ airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.
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Louie Ruelas mentioned that he sometimes wears Teresa Giudice’s late father’s pajamas to make her four nieces feel safe and loved.
No, the pajamas were not Teresa Giudice’s father’s actual pajamas. They were brand new pajamas that her father never used, which she gave to Louie.
Louie Ruelas wore the pajamas to show his love and care for Teresa Giudice’s family, particularly seeking Joe Gorga’s approval and love.