“Real Housewives of New Jersey” alum Kim DePaola opened up about her former castmate Teresa Giudice’s second husband, Luis “Louie” Ruelas. during a December 2022 episode of the Behind the Velvet Rope podcast hosted by David Yontef. In the episode “Behind the Velvet Rope,” the former RHONJ personality noted that Ruelas praised Giudice’s brother Joe Gorga during the recording a November 2022 episode of her podcast Namaste B$tches. He claimed that “at its core [Joe] is a good person.”
DePaola shared that she believes Ruelas’ comment about his brother-in-law is odd given Giudice’s public feud with Joe and his wife Melissa Gorga. As fans know, for unknown reasons, the couple decided to skip Giudice’s August 6 wedding. Since deciding not to be a guest at the ceremony, Joe has been open about his issues with his older sister.
DePaola also suspected that Ruelas spoke highly of Joe to make his wife look bad.
“Why does Luis say Joe Gorga is a great guy? “He is a good man.” I do not understand that. That could be part of the theory… ostracizing them, making them look crazy,” the 61-year-old claimed.
The former RHONJ personality shared that she believes Ruelas is trying to play “both sides of the fence”. She pointed out that Giudice revisited older episodes of RHONJ and recently criticized the Gorgas’ past behavior. DePaola also noted that the Gorgas had a heated interaction with Giudice and Ruelas while filming the finale for the upcoming thirteenth season of RHONJ.
“Why even open your mouth? You defended your wife. They basically had an argument [Paul ‘Paulie’ Connell’s] House, okay, with Joe and Melissa [at the RHONJ season 13 finale] and now you’re saying what a great man he is when teresa watches the episodes and says how lousy they were? This is – this is narcissism at its best. There are some big problems here. If I was Teresa I would be like ‘Sorry?'” DePaola said.
Teresa Giudice spoke about Joe Gorga in October 2022
During a joint interview with Access Hollywood in October 2022, Ruelas and Giudice spoke briefly about their quarrel with the Gorgas. Giudice shared it was “painful” to see her brother at BravoCon 2022, which took place over the weekend of October 14.
“He’s my only family, so it hurts,” said the mother-of-four.
Ruelas also spoke about married life, claiming it’s “really amazing” to have Giudice as his wife. Giudice chimed in that she’s looking forward to fans “getting to know him” when they watch Season 13.
Gia Giudice spoke highly of Luis Ruelas
Giudice appeared on a BravoCon panel in 2022, alongside her husband and eldest daughter Gia Giudice. During the panel, Ruelas revealed that he wanted RHONJ viewers to know he was “a genuine, kind, caring human being.” Gia chimed in that she adores her stepfather. She claimed he treats her and her sisters Gabriella Giudice, Milania Giudice and Audriana Giudice as if they were “his own.”
“He does everything for me. I literally went on a European trip with my sister Gabriella this summer and Louie has been following the whole thing. It was the best experience of my life. And he really makes the world for us,” said the 22-year-old.
RHONJ Season 13 will premiere on February 7, 2023.
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