Joe Gorga and his wife, Melissa Gorga, won’t be present when Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas say “I do” later today, August 6, at the Park Chateau Estate in East Brunswick, New Jersey, and, as was evident last night, they aren’t sitting around sulking about it.
As the Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her soon-to-be-husband were joined by family members and friends for their rehearsal dinner at The Highlawn restaurant in West Orange, New Jersey, Joe and Melissa took to their Instagram Stories, where they threw shade at his sister ahead of her special day.
On August 5, along with a photo Melissa’s sister shared of her family, Joe wrote, “Blood doesn’t make you family.”
And Melissa was equally shady as she bragged about her loved ones.
“God blessed me with an amazing family,” she captioned a video of people dancing.
“Pete, Tristan [and] the Gorga’s rolling into the weekend like…” the caption stated.
In another post re-shared by Best of Bravo on Instagram, it was revealed that one family member said that their party was “way better than a wedding.”
The outlet also revealed new details about the alleged finale fight that resulted in the Gorgas skipping Teresa’s upcoming ceremony.
“Word on the street is that the fight at the finale party was due to cheating allegations against Melissa, and now Melissa and Joe are not attending Teresa’s wedding. Instead, they’re spending their Friday night SUPER unbothered hanging out with Melissa’s family and throwing shade on their stories,” Best of Bravo shared, adding that Melissa’s cousin had alluded to the supposed cheating claims on his IG Story.
“I’m the only other boy this girl kisses,” he wrote.
As the Gorgas threw shade, Teresa took to her own Instagram Story, where she gave her online audience a look inside her dinner party.
Meanwhile, on Jennifer Aydin‘s page, similar images were featured.
As RHONJ fans may have heard, Jennifer was reportedly added to Teresa’s bridal party after Dina Manzo pulled out of the event, due to either a rumored rift or not wanting to be featured on Teresa and Luis’ reported four-part wedding special.
Also, on Friday, in photos shared by the Daily Mail, Teresa was seen outside of the Park Chateau Estate in a Chanel top, and white skirt as Luis sported a more casual look with a “Free Man” T-shirt and shorts.
😂New Jersey 😂
EXCLUSIVE: Once a housewife now a bride-to-be, Teresa Giudice is all in white as she arrives to her wedding rehearsal on the eve of nuptials to Louie Ruelas for weekend-long celebration in none other than New Jerseyhttps://t.co/vVDQWp8Dwh https://t.co/UtpMuR0kQt
— dactylion (@dactylion14) August 6, 2022
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 is expected to begin airing on Bravo sometime later this year or early next year.