The RHONJ cast has a lot to say about Melissa and Joe Gorga‘s social media posts about “family” as they skipped Teresa Giudice and Louie Ruelas’ wedding and the events leading up to the big day.
It’s no secret that Melissa and Joe Gorga‘s social media antics were ugly the day before Teresa Giudice and Louie Ruelas‘ wedding. Now, we are learning how the RHONJ cast feels about Joe and Melissa’s social media posts.
On the RHONJ: After Show, Dolores Catania and Jennifer Aydin slammed the Gorgas’ antics. Dolores, in particular, took major issue with Joe and Melissa’s attempts to deflect and prove themselves as the victims on social media.
If you don’t recall, the night of Teresa and Louie’s rehearsal dinner Joe and Melissa kept posting on social media about how “Blood doesn’t make you family.”
They also boasted about “real family” while spending time with Melissa’s family down. Melissa shared video clips of her and Joe dancing with her entire family, claiming this was better than any wedding or rehearsal dinner.
Jennifer caught wind of the posts on the way home from Teresa and Louie’s rehearsal dinner, and she tried to keep them off Teresa’s radar so that the drama didn’t affect her wedding weekend.
The mom of five explains:
“We’re coming home from the rehearsal dinner. We’re on the party bus, and I sat down, I start scrolling, and I saw a big group picture of Joe Gorga with all of Melissa’s family, and it said, ‘This is us.’ And it said, ‘Blood does not make you family.’ That was one. Then there was someone in Melissa’s camp that was posting them dancing and said, way better than a wedding. So, my face just dropped, and Teresa sat down next to me. She goes, ‘What? What do you see?’ And I just put the phone down. I’m like, ‘Babe, don’t worry about it. Like, don’t worry about it.’ And she’s like, ‘No, I wanna see.’ So I showed her, and she was like, ‘All right, I’m good. It’s all good, Jen. Everything is as it should be.’ I’m like, ‘I’m really sorry, babe.'”
While Teresa admits that Joe and Melissa‘s social media posts were “hurtful,” Melissa doesn’t take any accountability for the posts, saying, “I didn’t post it. My cousin did. It was like the night before the wedding,” before acknowledging that she and Joe were invited to the rehearsal dinner but chose not to attend.
Jackie Goldschneider and Margaret Josephs were quick to defend Joe and Melissa.
“They didn’t need to, you know. But I could feel the, like, I could see their pain. Like, you do that from pain. That’s not from a pa place of celebrating. No one was celebrating,” Jackie said while Marge added: “I think it was hard. It’s sad. I, I’m sure Teresa, felt sad also.”
Dolores agrees that Melissa and Joe’s posts were unnecessary; however, she disagrees with Teresa’s take that the Gorgas weren’t hurting over skipping Teresa and Louie’s wedding.
“I don’t think the post was necessary, and now let’s move on,” Dolores said, adding that she believes the Gorgas were hurting amid their social media posts. Teresa interjected, “They were not hurting. They were dancing and like saying what a great time they’re having [and] this is so much better than a wedding.”
“When you have to prove something like that, then maybe you are, you’re trying to cover up how you,” Dolores notes.
Meanwhile, Melissa claims that Teresa should have called her and Joe in the days leading up to the wedding. She says that it was a somber day for her and Joe, noting that Joe was very sad about missing Teresa’s wedding.
“She didn’t even call to be like, I want you guys there. I get, like, she was probably busy the whole day, but for us, it was very, it was a flat, flat day. Joe and I spent the day alone together, and he was like really sad. And then my family called, and they were all having like a backyard barbecue party and just trying to show him like, we’re your family.”
Part one of the RHONJ season 13 reunion airs on Tuesday, May 30 at 8 pm on Bravo.
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The RHONJ cast is criticizing Joe and Melissa Gorga for their controversial and attention-seeking behavior on social media platforms, which they believe is causing unnecessary drama and negatively impacting the show’s reputation.
The RHONJ cast members are expressing their disapproval through various means. Some have openly criticized them during filming, while others have taken to social media themselves to address the issue. The situation has led to tensions among the cast members.
As of now, Joe and Melissa Gorga have not made any public statements regarding the cast’s criticism. It remains uncertain how they will address the situation, and fans are eagerly awaiting their response.