Joe Gorga claimed Luis Ruelas was a “woman abuser” during an explosive argument on the final installment of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion.
While the two brothers-in-law hurled threats and accusations at each other, Gorga told Ruelas on Tuesday’s episode, “You know what you are? You’re a woman abuser, brother, that’s what you are. That’s why I don’t respect you, and I held it in for so long.”
Ruelas quickly denied being a “woman abuser” while Gorga refused to elaborate on his claims.
That’s when Teresa Giudice — Ruelas’ wife and Gorga’s sister — jumped in to defend her new husband.
“Don’t say that to my husband! He treats me f–king amazing,” Giudice, 51, insisted.
Ruelas, 48, quickly chimed in and said that “desperate people do desperate things” but Gorga will “meet [his] match one day.”
“Why are you doing that to him? He welcomed you,” Joe’s wife, Melissa Gorga, asked Ruelas.
Ruelas simply replied that he is a “bully” and he “welcomed” Joe, 48, just as well.
“You can turn in a second, you’re good, you’re saying something nice, and then you’ll say, ‘in due time, in due time’ – in due time what?” Joe shot back.
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Ruelas explained that he meant, “In due time, you’re gonna regret this with your sister.”
“No s–t! I regret it every day, it’s not me, bro,” Joe insisted before firmly saying, “Done.”
The two families came face-to-face for the first time since Joe and Ruelas nearly got into a physical fight during the Season 13 finale. At the time, Giudice and Ruelas had told Joe that Melissa, 44, was allegedly cheating on him with “multiple men.”
“You came over to the house, we said, ‘We heard a rumor about Melissa,’ and we didn’t believe that your wife cheated on you, we didn’t tell you your wife cheated on you,” Rueals claimed on the reunion and added they only told him so that he could get “ahead” of the rumor.
Unfortunately, the two families were unable to look past their differences and agreed that they would “forget” about each other for the time being.
“Look, Louie, we have our differences, you are who you are, you know what the best thing to do is? Forget about me, I will forget about you, that’s it. Be the man, and I’ll be happy. Do your thing. Leave me alone, leave everybody alone,” Joe concluded.
Ruelas agreed with the plan by getting up, shaking Joe’s hand, and telling him, “I wish you well.”
While Season 13 of “RHONJ” may be over, Page Six broke the news that Bravo’s streaming service, Peacock, will release an uncensored version on Wednesday.