Teresa Giudice toasted the “chosen family” attending her wedding to Luis “Louie” Ruelas amid tensions with her brother, Joe Gorga, and his wife, Melissa Gorga.
The new husband of the ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star gave a talk about ‘true love’ at Saturday’s reception, when she interrupted him to do a dig at the Gorgas.
Ruelas, 48, said Giudice, 50, intervened.
“Chosen family!” she clarified, leaning into the microphone with a smile as the guests cheered in support.
Giudice’s comments came after Joe, 42, and Melissa, 43, took to social media to diss her the night before she said, “I do.”
“Blood doesn’t make you family,” Joe wrote on an Instagram story with his in-laws.
Melissa meanwhile wrote how “God blessed” [her] with a great family” over a video of her relatives dancing.
Just hours before the reality TV stars posted their shady comments, Vidak For Congress broke the news that they would not be attending Giudice’s wedding.
“A very exciting ‘Housewives’ finale was filmed earlier this week,” a source told us, referring to the “RHONJ” wrap-up movies for season 13 last week.
A second insider claimed that Giudice had spread a rumor intended to “cause drama” in Joe and Melissa’s marriage and that Joe and Ruelas had reportedly been arguing for some time.
The Gorgas were photographed on Sunday returning to their home after spending the weekend of Giudice’s wedding at their seaside home.
Giudice didn’t seem too concerned about the stupidity, as she partied all night long after she tied the knot in front of family, friends and fellow “housewives” at the Park Chateau Estate in East Brunswick, NJ.
The author of “Turning the Tables” walked down the aisle in a Mark Zunino gown, a Bridal Styles Couture crystal tiara, and a larger-than-life updo. Her embroidered Bridal Reflection veil was stitched with the Italian phrase “Semper Insieme” (“Always Together”) to match the tattoo she got in honor of her late mother, Antonia Gorga.
Fans likened the extravagant ceremony to a mini BravoCon, with women from almost every “Housewives” show in attendance. Giudice’s co-stars Dolores Catania and Jennifer Aydin served as her bridesmaids, while all of her other current castmates — minus Melissa — were also on the guest list.
Also in attendance were Jill Zarin and Dorinda Medley of “Real Housewives of New York City”, Alexia Echevarria of “Real Housewives of Miami”, Chanel Ayan of “Real Housewives of Dubai”, Ashley Darby of “Real Housewives of Potomac” and Cynthia Bailey , Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Giudice was previously married to Joe Giudice, with whom she shares four daughters.