Luis Ruelas Responds to Rumors Teresa Giudice Sent Melissa and Joe Gorga Wedding Bill

The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice was accused of billing Joe and Melissa Gorga for missing her and Luis Ruelas wedding. Now, Luis is speaking out.

By Allison Crist Aug 09, 2022 8:31 PMTags
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From "I do" to "We didn't." 

Teresa Guidice and Luis "Louie" Ruelas aren't letting a rumor affect their newlywed bliss. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was accused of sending Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga a bill for skipping out on her and Luis' wedding, but now, her new groom is shutting it down on behalf of his bride. 

"We would never in a million years ask for money from Joe and Melissa—we are not petty," Luis commented on a fan account's post on Aug. 9. "Joe and Melissa were missed."

Teresa's RHONJ co-star Jennifer Aydin also came to her defense, as shown in a screenshot featured in the Instagram post Luis responded to. "I just saw some wackadoo #fakenews," Jennifer tweeted, "Teresa and Louie would NEVER be so petty #facts." 

The Gorgas have yet to address the rumor, which initially surfaced in an Aug. 8 Radar Online story. Teresa was specifically reported to have charged her brother and sister-in-law for the meals allotted to them once they RSVP'd "yes" to her Aug. 6 wedding. However, as a source previously told E! News, Joe and Melissa did not attend following increased tensions with both Teresa and Luis. 

Teresa Giudice & Luis Ruelas: Romance Rewind

The drama is nothing new for Teresa, Joe and Melissa. Much of the family civil war—which also used to involve Teresa's ex-husband Joe Giudice—has been documented on RHONJ over the years, and as recently as May, Joe stormed off set at the season 12 reunion mid-argument with his sister. 

Though Melissa was a no-show at the vows, Teresa's other RHONJ co-stars—Jennifer, Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs and Jackie Goldschneider—were indeed in attendance. 

Keep reading to see even more guests and wedding details. 

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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