‘RHONJ’ recap: Melissa Gorga slams ‘very manipulating’ Luis Ruelas

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Melissa Gorga blamed Teresa Giudice’s husband, Luis Ruelas, for “manipulating” her on Tuesday’s episode of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”

“Listen, I see Luis for what he is,” Gorga, 43, said in a confessional. “He’s charming, but he’s also very manipulating.”

The “RHONJ” star was referring to Giudice, 50, previously reconciling with co-star Margaret Josephs but then later telling the “RHONJ” newbies that it was better to have Josephs, 55, as a “friend” than as an “enemy.”

“It’s so obvious that Luis told her to be good to Margaret. ‘Don’t f–k with Margaret, because we’re gonna need Margaret to stop telling all of the truth about us that’s what we’re gonna need,’” Gorga continued, referring to Josephs bringing up stories about Ruelas that surfaced last season.

A screenshot of Melissa Gorga talking on "RHONJ"
Melissa Gorga called out Teresa Giudice’s husband, Luis Ruelas, for being “very manipulating” on Tuesday’s episode of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
A screenshot of Melissa Gorga talking in a confessional on "RHONJ"
Gorga called her sister-in-law’s attempt at reconciliation with Margaret Josephs “fake.”

Gorga even dubbed Giudice reaching out to Josephs to make amends as the “fakest s–t I’ve ever seen.”

“She hates f–king Margaret,” Gorga said while at a batting cage practice with Rachel and John Fuda, Frank Catania and his girlfriend Brittany Mattessic, and her husband, Joe Gorga.

“I don’t care what you say, what you say, what Teresa says, what Luis says, what Luis’ buddha says!” Melissa exclaimed.

A photo of Teresa Giudice, Luis Ruelas, Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga posing together at a baseball game
“She can’t stand f–king Margaret, she can’t stand me, and she can’t stand him, and that’s a fact,” Gorga said.
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The Envy founder then concluded her vent session by circling it back to her and Joe’s strained relationship with Giudice.

“She can’t stand f–king Margaret, she can’t stand me, and she can’t stand him, and that’s a fact, and that’s why I’m not rolling with the whole fake f–king parade that’s been happening,” she said of Giudice’s newly found namaste mindset.

A photo of Kristin Cavallari, Joe Gorga, Luis Ruelas, Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga sitting together and posing at an award show
The two families reached their boiling points while filming the current season of “RHONJ.”
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A photo of Luis Ruelas and Teresa Giudice posing for a photo together
Joe Gorga, Melissa and their three kids skipped out on Giudice and Ruelas’ wedding in August.

The Giudice family and the Gorga family have had a tumultuous relationship for years, but it hit an all-time low when Joe, Melissa and their kids ditched Giudice and Ruelas’ wedding last August.

Since then, the families have only continued to grow further apart and Teresa’s eldest daughter, Gia Giudice, recently publicly slammed her uncle, calling him an “opportunist.”

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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