On the latest episode of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," Melissa Gorga accused Luis Ruelas, the husband of Teresa Giudice, of being manipulative towards her. However, Ruelas has denied the allegations. Gorga stated in a confessional that while Ruelas has an attractive personality, he also possesses a manipulative side.
This was in response to Giudice's advice to the new cast members to treat Margaret Josephs with kindness rather than hostility. Gorga alleged that Ruelas advised Giudice to befriend Josephs to prevent her from revealing stories about him that had emerged in the previous season.
During a batting cage practice session with friends and family, Gorga further criticized Giudice's attempt to make amends with Josephs, calling it the "fakest s–t" she had ever seen. Gorga disregarded Giudice's new attitude of peace and accused her of not liking Josephs, herself, and her husband, Joe Gorga.
The strained relationship between the Giudice and Gorga families reached its lowest point last August when Joe, Melissa, and their children skipped Giudice and Ruelas's wedding. Since then, the families have grown even more distant from each other. Recently, Teresa Giudice's daughter, Gia Giudice, publicly criticized her uncle, accusing him of being an opportunist.
Bravo airs new episodes of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" every Tuesday at 9 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).