“I’m gonna call my daughter right now,” Teresa, 51, replies, to which Joe, 43, quips back, “So she can lie for you? Of course she is. What, am I gonna make this up?”
However, when Gia picks up the phone she explains that she “never” took a shot at Melissa, 44, and instead simply criticized the couple’s decision to skip her mother’s August 2022 nuptials.
“I called him regarding the wedding saying that he should do the right thing,” Gia explains over speakerphone.
She continues, “[And] that Nonna and Nonno are looking down on them and my mom wanted him to walk her down the aisle. I never told him that he could do better than my aunt Melissa. And it’s sad, zio Joe, that you’re trying to call me a liar.”
Despite Gia denying the claims, Melissa continued on, asking, “Why would he ever make something like that up?”
“Because he’s married to you,” the “Namaste B$tches” host bluntly replies.
“I just don’t understand this, I was always good to you,” Teresa tells her younger brother as tears start to form. “I always put you first. We were best friends. This is absolutely disgraceful. I really can’t.”
“This is disgraceful, this is absolutely disgraceful,” she continued, before getting up and storming off set.
“You’re f—king disgusting. Disgusting!” she screams while walking away. “This is not how I would raise my children, ever!”
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“Gia calls me up and she’s like, ‘You know, I heard what happened. We just think that you can do better. Mommy [Teresa Giudice] thinks so, we all do,’” Joe recalled in a confessional that aired on May 16.
The alleged incident occurred after Teresa and her now-husband, Luis “Louie” Ruelas, confronted him about the rumblings of Melissa’s infidelity.
While both Joe and Melissa have vehemently denied the rumors, Teresa’s persistence on the topic — among other situations — led their relationship to crumble.
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo with special uncensored versions streaming the next day on Peacock.
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