The siblings, who have fallen out often over the years, had a heavy argument while filming the thirteenth season finale of the reality series “The Real Housewives Of New Jersey.” Since then, the pair have remained at loggerheads, as seen by Gorga and his wife’s decision to skip Giudice’s wedding.
In a recent interview, the mother of four reacted to the snub, saying she was heartbroken over her brother’s absence at her nuptials. The reality star also disclosed that she was now focusing on herself and taking time to heal.
Read on to learn more.
Teresa Giudice Says Joe Gorga’s Absence At Her Wedding ‘Was Heartbreaking’
Speaking with Us Weekly at BravoCon 2022, Giudice shared was overcome with emotions when she found out her little brother, Gorga, would not attend her wedding to Luis “Louie” Ruelas.
“That’s my only family. So, what do you think? Yeah, it was devastating,” the Standing Strong author, 50, exclusively told on Saturday, October 15. “I mean, the day before [our wedding], I was in tears ’cause I just found out. It was heartbreaking [because] it’s my only family, and Luis was hurting for me. My children were hurting. But then [on] that day, that day was our day.”
Over the years, Gorga and Giudice have often been documented feuding on the reality series “The Real Housewives Of New Jersey.” Most recently, the pair got into a fight while filming the Season 13 finale of the Bravo series. The two were also at odds at the time over rumors that Giudice allegedly disseminated about Gorga’s wife Melissa having an extramarital affair.
‘I Just Need Time To Heal And Focus On Us’
Elsewhere in her discussion, Giudice reflected on her feud with her brother, explaining how it had affected her mental well-being.
The reality star said, “There’s just a lot of hurt there, and I just need time to heal and focus on us. I’m just saying, like, stress is not good for the body and for the mind and just for peace. … I mean even with your children, like, you need to focus on your children [and] your husband [because] all that darkness takes a toll on everything. So it’s, like, that’s why you gotta focus on what makes you happy.”
Like his wife, Ruelas shared that they were “focusing” on themselves and giving no thought to the ongoing feud. However, on his part, he stated that he was open to patching things with his inlaws.
He told the publication, “You live in forgiveness. We live in love … We can’t live that if we can’t practice that in our normal lives.”
Joe Gorga Is ‘Tired’ Of The Drama
In the meantime, Gorga has publicly aired his thoughts about the feud. Per Page Six, the reality star disclosed that feuding with his sister was exhausting, adding that he now wants to move on with his life away from the drama.
“At this point, I just don’t know what else to say. I’m tired. I’m tired of talking about this for 13 years,” he told the publication, seemingly referencing his on-and-off arguments with Giudice, which have been documented on the reality series since it debuted in 2009.
He added, “I’m 48 years old, and I’m happy that I woke up this morning and happy that I have healthy kids, a beautiful wife, a beautiful life, and I just want to be happy, man. This kind of drama is ruining my life.”
Joe Gorga Expects Teresa Giudice To Seek For Reconciliation
As regards any possible reconciliation, Gorga told Page Six that he has no issues about patching up things with his sister. However, he said such a move must be instigated by Giudice else things will remain the same.
He said, “The steps are not my steps. I’ve always walked that straight line trying to keep the peace with my sister, and I will brag, and I will say it, and I’m out there. I have no steps to take,” he told us.
Gorga added, “I’ve done everything right. She needs to take a thousand good steps, a thousand right steps. And that’s going to take a while for her. She better get on that treadmill and start getting those steps right.”
The father of three also shared that he has continued to remain in contact with Giudice’s daughters, Gia, 21, Gabriella, 18, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 13, regardless of his feud with his sister.