Teresa Giudice
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice is pictured attending Z100’s Jingle Ball 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Dec. 7, 2018. Monica Schipper/Getty Images


  • Teresa Giudice broke down in tears when she found out her "only family" would not attend her wedding
  • Giudice said her husband Luis Ruelas and children were "hurting" for her amid her feud with brother Joe Gorga
  • Gorga said he is "tired" of the drama and wants to put his feud with his sister behind him

Teresa Giudice is getting candid about her feelings over her younger brother Joe Gorga's decision not to attend her wedding back in August.

Giudice and Gorga have had a rocky sibling relationship over the years, and their ups and downs have been documented on "Real Housewives of New Jersey." Their most recent feud, which took place during the taping of the Bravo reality series' Season 13 finale, led to Gorga and his wife Melissa skipping Giudice's wedding to businessman Luis "Louie" Ruelas.

On Saturday, the "Standing Strong" author revealed that she cried when she learned that her "only family" would not be at her nuptials.

"That's my only family. So, what do you think? Yeah, it was devastating," Giudice told Us Weekly at BravoCon 2022 Saturday. "I mean, the day before [our wedding], I was in tears 'cause I just found out. It was heartbreaking [because] it's my only family, and Luis was hurting for me. My children were hurting. But then [on] that day, that day was our day."

The Bravo personality, who was previously married to Joe Giudice, also gushed over married life with Ruelas during a joint interview with her new husband Saturday.

"[Marriage] just makes things even better, like, now that we live together," the "Dancing with the Stars" Season 31 alum told the outlet. "We just went on a year living together and it's just, you know, our blended families are amazing. Thank God. Like, it's all worked out!"

Ruelas added, "It's beautiful falling asleep and waking up in the morning next to your loved one. That's something we've probably both never felt in a really, really long time."

Gorga and his wife Melissa initially planned to attend Giudice and Ruelas' wedding until a blowout fight broke out while they were filming their reality series in August.

According to Page Six, the couple was upset over rumors that Melissa had cheated on her husband with their longtime pal Nick Barrotta, a rumor that they have since denied but believe was initially spread by Giudice. The latter has since denied spreading the fake rumor.

"Teresa betrayed them in a way that's unforgivable," an anonymous source told People at the time. "They're not going to celebrate Teresa's new marriage when all she does is try to tear apart theirs."

Gorga also opened up about his falling out with his sister during BravoCon 2022, sharing that he was "tired" of the drama and just wants to put it all behind him and move on.

"I'm 48 years old, and I'm happy that I woke up this morning and happy that I have healthy kids, a beautiful wife, a beautiful life, and I just want to be happy, man," he told Page Six Friday. "This kind of drama is ruining my life."

Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga
Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga attend the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images/IBTimes