BravoCon 2022: Joe Gorga Makes It Clear How Much Faith He Has In Teresa's New Marriage

Reality stars Joe Gorga and his sister Teresa Giudice have been in an on-and-off feud for years, as fans of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" know all too well. But Joe told Page Six at BravoCon 2022 that he wants to move past the sibling drama. He told the outlet, "At this point, I just don't know what else to say. I'm tired. I'm tired of talking about this for 13 years." He went on to say, "This kind of drama is ruining my life." 

Things between the celebrity siblings got heated when Joe and his wife, Melissa Gorga, didn't attend Giudice's August wedding. Joe and Melissa reportedly skipped out due to a fight that erupted during filming of the Season 13 finale. An insider told People, "Teresa betrayed them in a way that's unforgivable. They're not going to celebrate Teresa's new marriage when all she does is try to tear apart theirs." 

Rumors that Melissa has cheated on Joe — which she has denied — caused further distance between the siblings, per Us Weekly, A source said, "One of the secrets was Melissa making out with this guy while she was on a press tour in the city. This 'rumor' was something that Teresa had known about for over a year and had been pushing for it to come out." Recently, family tensions ensued. Despite what he told Page Six at BravoCon 2022, Joe gave a subtle dig at his sister, revealing just how long he thinks her marriage will last.

Joe Gorga has more faith in his stand-up comedy career

Teresa Giudice was in tears over Joe Gorga's lack of wedding attendance, telling Us Weekly at BravoCon 2022, "That's my only family. So, what do you think? Yeah, it was devastating." So, how much faith does Gorga actually have in Giudice's new marriage? In a game of Truth or Drink, Andy Cohen asked Melissa Gorga, "What do you think will last longer: Joe's stand-up career or Luis & Teresa's marriage?" according to a reporter from The List. Melissa avoided the question, taking a drink. Yet Joe didn't hold back. He declared, "My stand-up career, baby! I said it! I'm so funny!" per Bravo. According to Bravo's The Daily Dish, the reality star had his first stand-up comedy show in February 2020.

This wasn't the only time Joe alluded to drama with his sister. During a "Real Housewives of New Jersey" panel, a fan asked why Joe and Melissa joined the series when there was an existing conflict between him and his family, per Page Six. "Was fame more important than family?" the audience member asked. Melissa explained that their decision to join the show was "never behind her [Teresa's] back." The question clearly sparked a strong reaction in Joe, as he then jumped up to defend their decision. In a passionate speech, he said, "I am tired of hearing that bull***t. Because you know what? If you love each other, right? And we're family, you help one another rise."

Teresa Giudice responds to Joe Gorga's comments

Will Joe Gorga and Teresa Guidice find a way to recover from their sibling rivalry? In a "Real Housewives of New Jersey" panel at BravoCon 2022 (per Bravo), Gorga shared, "I'm just hearing in the press that she says there's no fixing our relationship. She is the older one in our family, she's my older sister, and whatever she says goes. I've done everything right, I really have. I respected her, I loved her, I respected Louie, and my wife has respected her." While Gorga is open to mending this relationship, Giudice clearly doesn't have the same priorities.

In her own panel, Giudice replied to Gorga's remarks, saying, "Every day there's something new that my brother's saying in the press. Family shouldn't be acting this way. Right now, I just got married, I'm focusing on my children, I'm focusing on my husband," per another Bravo report. It's no secret that Giudice has had enough. She continued, "This is shenanigans. This is not how I was raised. What's going on is disgusting, it really is." So, what does Giudice want out of all of this? She shared, "I want him to wish me well and I wish him well. And that's it. I just want peace" and to "concentrate on what's really important." While Gorga has little faith in Giudice's marriage, Giudice doesn't seem to have much desire to talk things over with her brother.  

Is there any hope for reconciliation between Teresa and Joe?

While Teresa Giudice is keen on moving forward with her life, her husband Louie Ruelas is more open to handling the rift head-on. At BravoCon 2022, he told Us Weekly, "We're focusing on us. But the answer's yes [I'd be open to a reconciliation with the Gorgas.] You live in forgiveness. We live in love ... We can't live that if we can't practice that in our normal lives." Giudice has maintained that in light of her toxic feud with Joe Gorga, she wants to make her husband and children the focal point of her life, as those relationships make her happy.

However, one "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star thinks siblings Gorga and Giuidice just might heal their damaged relationship. Dolores Catania described an unseen moment during a "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" taping, telling Page Six, "It was a glimpse of hope when Teresa was on the stage and [Joe] was looking at her and he was clapping, looking up at her. I saw a little softness going on there." Unfortunately for Gorga, it sounds like Giudice isn't quite as soft.