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Teresa Giudice Reveals Why Joe Gorga Stormed Off ‘RHONJ’ Reunion Set

By no means a uninteresting second. Joe Gorga notably walked off the set of The Actual Housewives of New Jersey season 12 reunion whereas his sister, Teresa Giudice, was within the sizzling seat.

Andy Cohen requested me a query and I gave my reply,” the Standing Robust writer, 49, completely advised Us Weekly on Wednesday, April 27, whereas discussing the present season of RHONJ. “So, after I gave my reply, my brother’s like, ‘There you go placing me down.’ And I’m like, ‘To begin with, I might by no means put my brother down. I like my brother.’”

Throughout a trailer for the upcoming three-part reunion — which dropped earlier this week — Teresa and Joe, 42, had a tense encounter when the Missouri native, 53, requested her about the place they stood. “You gotta cease placing me down,” Joe advised his sister earlier than storming off the set, after calling her a moron. “Act like a sister,” he added.

“He’s my solely sibling. I completely adore him. Like, he’s my child brother [and] it doesn’t matter what, I’ll at all times take the autumn for him [because] I’m the older sister,” the Movie star Apprentice alum advised Us on Wednesday. “I’ll take the blame. I don’t care. Blame it on me. … Andy requested me a query, I answered the query. It was my opinion and he didn’t like my reply.”

Teresa — who obtained engaged to boyfriend Luis “Louie” Ruelas in October 2021 — teased that followers will see the rest of the dialog in the course of the reunion particular, which airs Tuesday, Might 3.


Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga.
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“I’m not making an attempt to place my brother down,” she insisted. “That’s simply how I really feel and the way I felt like my reply goes the identical for Luis. … So, you’ll see it play out on the present.”

Elsewhere within the reunion trailer, Teresa and Melissa Gorga — who married the New Jersey native’s brother in August 2004 — mentioned her wedding ceremony social gathering plans and the household’s position. (The Turning the Tables writer beforehand made headlines when she stated that Melissa, 43, wouldn’t be a bridesmaid.)

“Hear, I by no means wanna battle with him on TV and what he stated that hurts my emotions,” Teresa advised Us, claiming she had no concept what Joe quipped earlier than watching the promo footage. “It’s simply very unhappy [and] I do know my dad and mom wouldn’t like for him to be saying that. I don’t know the way he would love it if [his sons] Gino and Joey would say that to [his daughter] Antonia, like, that’s one thing you don’t say, however it’s OK, I don’t care. I’ll take all of the bullets you need.”

The Bravo star — who shares 4 daughters with ex-husband Joe Giudice — famous her disappointment that her brother and sister-in-law didn’t defend her romance with Luis, 46, after their costars publicly criticized his intentions.

“[Joe] and Melissa are buddy-buddy with Margaret [Josephs] and Joseph [Benigno, who] are blasting my boyfriend, you already know? Like I wished my brother and Melissa to set them straight all season lengthy and so they didn’t as a result of that’s their pals,” Teresa recalled to Us. “So going ahead, like, even Melissa texted me, ‘Simply don’t get mad at me [at] no matter Margaret says about you … [and] I gained’t get mad at you about Jennifer [Aydin].’ I’m like, ‘No downside.’”

After a season of intense drama, the New Jersey housewives are set to recap all of it in the course of the reunion particular, which was filmed in April.

“I’ve by no means seen [Andy] so pissed off, agitated. It’s the longest reunion I’ve ever had. I feel that he’s ever had, we went method over,” Margaret, 55, completely advised Us earlier this month. “It’s loopy, it was draining, exhausting, fights exploded with individuals you’ll by no means suppose they’d explode with. … Often, [at] reunions we now have a whole lot of resolve, however this reunion, there was lots of people going away nonetheless agitated, new individuals combating. So, there’s no resolve this season.”

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

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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