‘RHONJ’ Recap: Teresa Warns Luis ‘Cameras Are On’ During Phone Call About Melissa, Joe

Teresa Giudice didn’t want the cameras to know that Luis Ruelas wasn’t going to invite Joe and Melissa Gorga to a pre-wedding group dinner.

During Wednesday’s episode of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” Ruelas called his future wife, who was in the car with their daughters Milania and Audriana, to ask who she wanted to invite to a pre-rehearsal dinner. at Avra, a “beautiful” restaurant in New York City.

Guests included co-stars Dolores Catania, Jennifer Aydin, Jackie Goldschneider and Margaret Josephs, with whom Giudice previously had a difficult relationship, as well as their loved ones.

Teresa Giudice speaking at "RHONJ"
Teresa Giudice warned Luis Ruelas that the “cameras are on” during a conversation about Melissa and Joe Gorga on Tuesday’s episode of “Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
Luis Ruelas speaking "RHONJ"
Ruelas specifically mentioned that he did not invite Joe and Melissa Gorga to the night before the wedding.

“Just to invite everyone except Melissa and Joe? I’m not inviting you but…” Ruelas said before Giudice, 50, interrupted him.

“You know the cameras are on, we’re filming, right?” she asked her husband-to-be before he simply replied, “Oh, okay.”

The OG of “RHONJ” quickly took the speakerphone off her fiancée’s phone and held it up to her ear as her youngest daughters remained silent.

Teresa Giudice speaking at "RHONJ"
Giudice looked at her two daughters as she corrected her fiancé.
Teresa Giudice and her daughters sitting in a car
Bravolebrity explained that she doesn’t tell her daughters everything that goes on between her and her uncle and aunt.

“You have to invite everyone, you can’t just do some and not the others,” Giudice told Ruelas as she looked at 17-year-old Milania in the passenger seat.

The couple quickly ended the conversation before Giudice turned to her daughters to assure them that their uncle and aunt would be “guests” for the evening’s pre-rehearsal dinner.

“I don’t like to tell the kids everything that’s going on with my brother and Melissa unless I have to tell them,” Giudice admitted in a confessional.

Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas posing for a photo
The mother-of-four stressed that she is “very close” to her fairytale ending.

“There is no reason to tell them anything at this time. There’s a week to the wedding, I’m so close to my happily ever after.”

Earlier in the episode, Melissa, 44, and Joe, 48, also acknowledged their strained relationship and shared a similar sentiment about keeping the peace until the big day.

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“I am doing everything in my power to keep it in a peaceful place just to survive until the wedding, so that Joe can go to the wedding, so that I can go to the wedding, so that my children can be at the wedding. , because of the normality of a family member getting married,” Melissa said in a confessional.

However, Melissa added that after the wedding, she’s “done” and wants to “get out of the ride.”

Melissa Gorga speaking in "RHONJ"
Melissa also expressed her interest in keeping the peace between the two families.
Joe Gorga speaking "RHONJ"
The couple agreed that after the wedding they were “done” with Giudice and Ruelas.

Unfortunately, the peace didn’t last long as the Gorgas ended up abandoning Giudice and Ruelas’ extravagant nuptials on August 6th.

Sources told Page Six that Melissa found out about a rumor about her cheating on Joe a few nights before Giudice’s big day, and that ultimately led them to not attend.

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” airs Tuesdays at 9 pm ET on Bravo.

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