RHONJ: How Joe Gorga Drama Brought Teresa Giudice's Daughter to Tears During Her Wedding

Despite Joe Gorga skipping sister Teresa Giudice's 2022 wedding, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star still caused plenty of drama for her four daughters on the show's May 23 episode.

By Brett Malec May 24, 2023 1:00 AMTags
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Despite skipping out on the big day, Joe Gorga's presence was still felt at sister Teresa Giudice's wedding.

During The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Gets Married special on May 23, the bad blood between the brother and sister nearly derailed the Bravo star's August 2022 nuptials to Luis "Louie" Ruelas.

While getting ready to walk down the aisle, Teresa's co-star Jennifer Aydin apologized for her part in spreading the cheating rumor about Melissa Gorga—the very allegation that caused her and Joe to turned down Teresa's wedding invite. However, the mere mention of Joe sent Teresa's four daughters into a fury.

"She better not be talking about my uncle right now," Audriana Giudice, 13, said during their glam session. "That's so horrible!"

Gabrielle Giudice, 18, even began to cry over the drama. "I don't want to hear his name," an emotional Gabriella declared, prompting Milania Giudice, 17, to erupt, "This is when I get pissed off, why is Gabriella crying?!"

In a confessional, Gabriella explained of her reaction, "I think it's unfair to my mom that people keep bringing up my uncle's name. I am worried that Jennifer is going to make my mom upset."

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Milania added, "People should just know not to talk about him because it is a sensitive topic and it honestly just makes us all really upset."

Despite a moment of drama, Teresa's big day went on as planned and she and Louie officially exchanged vows with their kids by their sides. However, the Gorgas weren't done causing a stir just yet.

During the ceremony, Louie discovered Joe and Melissa were posting Instagram stories mocking their absence at the wedding, causing him to vent in a fit of rage. 

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"If these f--king people put out one more message on Instagram, I swear to god I'm going to f--king bury them so bad," he ranted. "It's so f--king maddening."

In a confessional, he called their actions "really f--ked up," adding, "Her parents would go crazy if they saw his behavior."

But Louie wasn't about to let the social media squabble pop his bride's love bubble. "It's disgusting," he said, "but I'm not going to tell Teresa because she deserves to feel important, she deserves to have her day."

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After a few hiccups, Teresa finally got her happily ever after and her daughters gave a heartwarming wedding toast.

"Louie, you truly blew us all away," Gia Giudice, 22, said. "You are so amazing to my mom and that is all my sisters and I could ask for. I think you so much for treating us like we are your own. When our father can't physically be there for us, we appreciate that more than you'll ever know."

Keep reading to see every photos from Teresa and Louie's wedding.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

Here Comes the Bride

Teresa walks down the aisle, as seen in this photo shared by Jill Zarin.

Wedding Veil

Teresa makes her way down the aisle.

Fab Five

Teresa poses with her four daughters.

Exchanging Vows

Teresa and Luis are seen at their wedding ceremony at the Park Chateau Estate in East Brunswick, NJ on Aug. 6, 2022.

You May Kiss the Bride

Mazel tov!

Real Housewives Bridesmaids

RHONJ's Jennifer Aydin appears with co-star and fellow bridesmaid Dolores Catania.

Wedding Ceremony

Taja Abitbol shared this pic of the bride and groom.

Walking Down the Aisle
Happy Tears

Loni Love sheds a tear as Tre makes her way down the aisle.

First Dance

The bride and groom enjoy their first dance at their reception.

They Do

The newlyweds match in all-white.

Dancing Like Nobody's Watching

The couple shares a special moment on the dancefloor.

Kiss the Bride

The two kiss at their reception.

Presenting the Bride and Groom

Taja Abitbol shared this video of the bride and groom arriving at their reception.

Hi Jill

Jill shares a selfie with partner Gary Brody.

Reception Look

Taja Abitbol shared this pic of herself with the bride at the reception.

On the Mic

Luis and Teresa talking to their guests.

Reception Fun

Loni poses with the newlyweds.

Giudice Sisters

Teresa's daughters and bridesmaids Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana Giudice film a TikTok dance.

Real Housewives Unite

The Real Housewives of New York City's Dorina Medley poses with bridesmaid and Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jennifer Aydin.

Jennifer Aydin

Reporting for bridesmaid duty!

Audriana Giudice

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star's youngest daughter, 12, poses for a mirror selfie.

Mother & Daughter

Audriana Giudice shares a selfie with her mom.

Teresa's girls

Teresa's daughters and bridesmaids Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana Giudice pose for a pic.

Wedding Party

Teresa and Louie pose with the wedding party, including all of their children.

All Together Now

Loni grabs a snapshot with RHOA's Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks and a few of the evening's entertainers.

Pure Bliss

The happy couple steals a minute alone.

Wedding Prep

The bride gets ready for her big day. "Love makes you beautiful @teresagiudice," wrote her co-star Jennifer Aydin. "#Congratulations! #LouResa!!"

Housewives Crossover

RHOA meets RHODubai.

Group Shot

Teresa and her daughter pose with fellow Housewives.

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