• Teresa Giudice proudly shared a photo of her blended family with fiancé Luis Ruelas
  • Fans noticed that one of Ruelas’ sons, Nicholas, was not part of the family photo
  • Some fans wondered if his exclusion had something to do with his autism

Teresa Giudice’s supposed-to-be adorable post featuring her blended family with husband-to-be Luis “Louie” Ruelas was met with some complaints from fans after they noticed that one of her fiancé’s sons was not part of it.

The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, 49, took to Instagram Thursday to share a snap taken from her recent engagement party with her 46-year-old partner. In the photo, the couple stands proudly with their children.

Present in the snap are Teresa’s daughters with ex-husband Joe Giudice, Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 12. Also part of the family photo is Ruelas’ son, Louie Jr., who turned 18 last month. He is seen standing next to Milania in the snap.

“My beautiful family [red heart emoji],” Teresa wrote in the caption.

The post was met with a flurry of comments from fans who wondered why Ruelas’ other son, Nicholas, was missing from the family photo.

“Where’s Louie’s other son?” one asked.

“I really thought Lou had 2 sons,” another wrote.

Some fans speculated that Nicholas’ absence may have had something to do with his autism. This caused a debate among netizens who were torn about whether or not he was being excluded because of his condition.

“I hope they are not excluding him due to autism. I know one son is autistic. I never see him in pictures,” one commented.

“That’s an absurd thing to say. His other son might feel uncomfortable with cameras,” another netizen responded.

“I have seen in him in some pics. Maybe there are times he feels overwhelmed and does not want to be in the picture. Big gatherings can be difficult and cause sensory overload as well,” a different user opined.

A few also wondered if Nicholas was not present at the engagement party. But based on one of Ruelas’ posts from the event, his second son was there. Nicholas could be seen smiling in a photo the businessman shared just after the party on Monday night.

Ruelas also acknowledged Nicholas’ presence and involvement in his new journey with his wife-to-be in his appreciation post for his family’s support amid his engagement.

“My family, thank you for always being there for me and loving me and my children unconditionally. My two handsome sons Nicholas and Louie Jr, my two beautiful sisters Veronica and Jennifer, my brother David and my loving parents Iris and Louie Sr., love you guys. Welcome to the family [Teresa],” he wrote.

Teresa and Luis got engaged on Oct. 21 while they were vacationing in Greece. They made the relationship milestone official by throwing a party with their loved ones early this week.

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Pictured: Luis Ruelas and Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey attend the 2021 Battle for Brooklyn celebrity softball game at Maimonides Park, Coney Island on August 12, 2021 in New York City. Rob Kim/Getty Images