• Teresa Giudice moved on with her wedding after reportedly being given a day's notice about Melissa and Joe Gorga not attending
  • Luis Ruelas shut down rumors that he and his new wife billed Melissa and Joe for skipping their wedding
  • Giudice's "RHONJ" co-star Jennifer Aydin also defended the newlyweds, saying they were not "petty" 

Teresa Giudice reportedly received a heads up ahead of her wedding that her brother and sister-in-law wouldn't be attending.

The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star tied the knot with businessman Luis Ruelas in a lavish ceremony in New Jersey Saturday. But while her children and many of her fellow Bravo stars were in attendance at the nuptials, Giudice's brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa Gorga were notably missing.

"Teresa was given a day's notice about them not attending, so it wasn't like she was blindsided the day of," an unnamed source told Us Weekly of the Gorgas. "She moved on with her wedding and didn't let it ruin her happy day."

Melissa also did not attend Giudice's bachelorette party, while Joe revealed via his Instagram Story that he wasn't at the rehearsal dinner Friday.

"Blood doesn't make you family," he wrote alongside a photo of him partying with his friends and his wife's family.

The bride still enjoyed her special day despite her brother's absence. She shared a video reel of moments from the event via Instagram and thanked everyone who was there and made her "dream wedding happen."

Following the wedding, rumors surfaced that the newlyweds sent Joe and Melissa a bill for skipping their nuptials. But the new groom quickly shut down the rumors on behalf of his wife.

"We would never in a million years ask for money from Joe and Melissa—we are not petty," Ruelas commented on a fan account's post about the rumor Tuesday. "Joe and Melissa were missed."

Giudice's "Real Housewives of New Jersey" co-star Jennifer Aydin also came to her friend's defense, sharing a screenshot featured in the Instagram post where Ruelas responded.

"This is absolutely not true! If there was such a 'bill,' it would've been posted already. Trust and believe," Aydin, 45, tweeted Monday.

The mom of five added in another tweet that it was "wackadoo fake news" and that "Teresa and Louie would NEVER be so petty."

Earlier this week, two unnamed sources claimed to People that the Gorgas had been planning to attend the ceremony until Thursday when Melissa and Joe got into an argument with the bride and groom while filming "Real Housewives of New Jersey" Season 13.

One source told the outlet that Giudice allegedly "betrayed them in a way that's unforgivable," referring to the reality star's alleged involvement in false rumors that surfaced about the Gorgas' marriage.

"They're not going to celebrate Teresa's new marriage when all she does is try to tear apart theirs," the insider claimed.

The Gorgas were reportedly protecting themselves from the ongoing "attacks" they've received from Giudice over the years and that it was the "healthiest thing" for the couple to do, the second source told People.

"They just want to find peace, especially for their three children," the second source added. "Melissa and Joe's efforts to make family a priority with Teresa are exhausted. Sometimes removing the toxic energy from your life is the only way forward."

Teresa's ex-husband Joe Giudice, with whom she shares daughters Gia, 21, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 12, also commented on the Gorgas' absence. According to him, he wasn't surprised at all because the couple was "unpredictable." He also wished Ruelas "luck with his in-laws."

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