RHONJ Preview: The Real Reason Teresa Giudice Didn't Ask Melissa Gorga to Be in Her Wedding

In E! News' exclusive Real Housewives of New Jersey premiere sneak peek, Teresa Giudice explains how Margaret Joseph might have helped cause her rift with Joe and Melissa Gorga.

By Paige Strout Feb 07, 2023 3:01 PMTags
Watch: Melissa Gorga NOT on Speaking Terms With Teresa Giudice

It looks like more people are involved in Teresa Giudice's family drama than just Joe and Melissa Gorga.

While chatting with Margaret Josephs in E! News' exclusive sneak peek at The Real Housewives of New Jersey's season 13 premiere, Teresa explains how her co-star contributed to her ongoing feud with her brother and sister-in-law.

Teresa and Margaret ended season 12 of the Bravo series on a sour note, as Teresa wasn't happy about her questioning her fiancé Luis "Louie" Ruelas' character. Their conflict reached its peak on the group's Nashville trip, as Teresa threw glasses across the table at Margaret while confronting her about rumors she allegedly spread about Louie.

And while they are looking to put it all in the past during lunch at Teresa's house during the show's Feb. 7 episode, Margaret can't help but call Teresa a "grudge holder," which she denies.

"But what about Melissa and Joe? I know there's issues," Margaret asks, to which Teresa responds, "Because of you."

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"I felt like my brother and Melissa should have said to you, 'Nobody speaks badly about Louie,'" Teresa continued, "and that's why I didn't ask her to be in my wedding."

Recalling Melissa's actions last season, Teresa notes, "Margaret, when I texted Melissa, 'Please don't talk about Louie,' what does she do? Come out and read you guys the texts."

"That was my text to see if she had my back," Teresa added. "These were all tests."

"But why do you have to test people?" Margaret asks, and Teresa's answer is simple: she wants people to "show me you love me."

Check out the clip above and watch the full conversation on The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 premiere tonight, Feb. 7, at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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