Teresa Giudice may be in the midst of a public feud with her brother, Joe Gorga, and his wife, Melissa Gorga, but her new husband, Luis Ruelas, who she wed in August, had good things to say about Joe during an appearance on Teresa’s podcast on Wednesday.
Months after the Gorgas were noticeably absent from his wedding to the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member, Luis shared his thoughts on who Joe is “at the core” as he looked back at their initial encounter and Teresa weighed in.
“I met Joe through coincidence with Teresa and it was very humbling and settling,” Luis revealed during the November 30 episode of Namaste B$tches, via Page Six. “The first moment I met Joe, I would even say both of us became very vulnerable within the first 10 minutes of the conversation.”
“[I] talked about my work as a man, working through sh-t and all that stuff, like, you just like open up to him. Joe’s the kind of guy you can do that to, or with,” he continued.
According to Luis, he and Joe first crossed paths at Joe and Melissa’s beach house.
“We went down for the day and it was beautiful. There was no complaints at all,” he recalled.
“Joe at the core, really, your brother, honestly, at the core … your brother really is … a good human being,” Luis said to Teresa.
And Teresa agreed, saying, “When you first met him, everything was good, right?”
But since then, as RHONJ fans have surely heard, things between the group have taken a major turn for the worse, reportedly after Teresa brought up claims that Melissa had cheated on Joe with their family friend, Nick Barotta, amid filming season 13.
“At this point, I just don’t know what else to say. I’m tired. I’m tired of talking about this for 13 years,” Joe told Page Six in October at BravoCon. “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. This kind of drama is ruining my life.”