Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga will skip Teresa Giudice’s wedding
Teresa Giudice’s nuptials will have two notably vacant seats on the bride’s side.
Sources confirm to PEOPLE that the bride-to-be’s brother, Joe Gorga, and his wife, Melissa Gorga, will not be attending their The Real Housewives of New Jersey the costar’s wedding to her fiancé Luis “Louie” Ruelas, which will be filmed for a Bravo special.
The invite snub comes after things got “very tense” between the two couples during the recent filming of the upcoming RHONJ season 13 finale, Page Six previously reported.
Giudice, 50, who got engaged to Ruelas, 47, last October after seeking Joe’s blessing, revealed that Melissa, 43, will not be a bridesmaid at her wedding when she appears on Watch what’s happening live in March.
Melissa shared her reaction shortly after on her podcast On display“I wish her nothing but happiness. I’m so happy that she’s happy. I love seeing her smile when she’s with Louie. Whatever she decides, it’s her wedding and I’m fine with that.”
The Love the Italian style The author married Joe, 42, in 2004 and they share daughter Antonia, 16, and sons Gino, 14, and Joey, 12. She starred alongside her sister-in-law in RHONJ since season 3 in 2011, after appearing as a guest in season 2.
Giudice had previously had another falling out with his brother and sister-in-law after failing to defend Joe during an argument on Season 12 earlier this year, which led to Joe leaving the taping of the reunion and to proclaim “I quit!” during another argument with his sister.
Melissa revealed in April that she and Joe had not spoken to Giudice since the reunion, stating on WWHL that her sister-in-law has “more difficulty in accounting for her actions”.
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In June, they appeared to be on better terms as Melissa commented on the upcoming nuptials, telling HEY: “She’s in a love bubble, that’s what she calls it.”
Giudice said in May that her marriage would not appear on RHONJthough she hasn’t ruled out a possible standalone special.
“Of course I want my fans to see it, because they’ve been on this journey with me. So of course I want them to see it. Really,” she said. HEY. “His [also] something that I will always have with me, and, I don’t know. I’m still torn.”
A source has since told PEOPLE that the wedding will in fact be filmed for an upcoming Bravo special.