The Rumored Reason Teresa Giudice's Family Ditched Her Wedding

It wasn't all about la famiglia when Teresa Giudice married Luis Ruelas. Despite "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars often preaching about the importance of family on the Bravo show (and who could forget her former co-star and sworn enemy Caroline Manzo's iconic "thick as thieves" comment about her brood?) Giudice was sans two very important people from her family tree when she tied the knot on August 6.

Giudice and Ruelas' big day had plenty of famous faces in attendance, including her "RHONJ" co-stars Dolores Catania, Jennifer Aydin, Margaret Josephs, and Jackie Goldschneider — plus plenty of the ladies from other franchise, according to Us Weekly. "Real Housewives of New York City" star Dorinda Medley was there to celebrate, as was "Real Housewives of Atlanta" stars Phaedra Parks and Kenya Moore, "Real Housewives of Dubai"'s Chanel Ayan, and "Real Housewives of Potomac" star Ashley Darby.

Two "Real Housewives" stars left out in the cold, though? Giudice's only sibling, Joe Gorga (who Ruelas actually asked permission to marry Giudice from, per People), and her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga. If you've ever seen an episode of the show, you'll know Giudice's relationship with her brother and sister-in-law has been strained over the years (and that's putting it lightly!), but what really went down that stopped the duo from attending the big day?

Teresa Giudice's reported 'unforgivable' betrayal

It seems like Teresa Giudice is throwing it back to the earlier days of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," as a total blowout with Joe and Melissa Gorga reportedly stopped the two from attending her wedding. "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," a source told People, claiming the Gorgas — who were both invited to the wedding — weren't happy with the way Giudice and Luis Ruelas handled recent rumors. Another insider claimed the Gorgas had decided to cut ties with Giudice once and for all, revealing viewers will see exactly why on Season 13 of "RHONJ." A Page Six source doubled down on that theory, claiming the couples fell out in a major way while filming the Season 13 finale.

The Gorga's decision to skip Giudice's wedding came shortly after Joe appeared to throw shade at his sister on Instagram Stories on August 5, one day before the big day. Joe re-shared a snap from Melissa's sister, Lysa Simpson, showing them hanging with family and friends, per Us Weekly, adding the caption, "Blood doesn't make you family." Ouch. That came several weeks after Giudice made it clear Melissa would not be a bridesmaid in her wedding (despite the former appearing in the latter's big day), with Melissa confessing she found out she wouldn't be in the wedding via the TV. Double ouch.