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Louie Ruelas Has a Simple 6-Word Response to Questions About Joe Gorga Relationship

When Bill Aydin asked Luis "Louie" Ruelas a pointed question, he got right to the point.

By Joe Dziemianowicz

The less said ,the better.

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Teresa Giudice’s husband, Luis “Louie” Ruelas, admitted on The Real Housewives of New Jersey that’s his go-to strategy when it comes to the topic of Joe Gorga.

At a charity ball game on RHONJ Season 14, Episode 4, Bill Aydin, Jennifer Aydin’s husband, asked Louie if he referred to Joe as his “brother-in-law.”

Louie’s six-word answer could not have been more direct or simple: “I don’t really talk about him,” he said tersely.

Why Louie Ruelas doesn’t talk about Joe Gorga

Teresa and Joe have a long-running family rift, and tension has been simmering between Louie and Joe since before the Season 13 reunion.

In advance of that dramatic gathering, Louie claimed that he allegedly hired “one of the most famous private investigators in the country” to get the scoop on everybody — including Joe and Melissa Gorga.

Teresa Giudice and Louie Ruelas pose in front of a step and repeat at BravoCon 2023.

Earlier this season, Teresa learned from Jennifer Fessler that there was an alleged group meeting to pull together a counterattack to turn the tables on Louie.


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That whole group, Jennifer said, included "Jackie, not Evan, Margaret and Joe, Jeff and I, Melissa and Joe, and Rachel and John."  

And, months later, the situation still hasn’t been resolved. In fact, the grudge appears to have gone into extra innings.

But for a charity softball game organized by team captain Dolores Catania pitting RHONJ cast members against Maimonides Hospital physicians and clinical staff, Louie and Joe were teammates.

Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga posing together in front of a sunset in Aruba.

“This is my third year hosting the Battle for Brooklyn softball game,” Dolores said. “We raise more money every single year for Maimonides Hospital.”

Late in the game, the Housewives were behind. It became do-or-die time to rally. When Joe stepped up to the plate, there were spirited cries of  “Joe, where you at? Let’s go!” and “Get a f-ckn’ hit, Joe!”

Bill turned to Louie and said, with a laugh: “It’s your brother-in-law. Do you call him brother-in-law?”

Louie’s six-word answer could not have been simpler about his wife Teresa’s brother: “I don’t really talk about him,” he said and refused to say anymore about his relative.

Just as Louie was determined to keep Joe out of his mouth, the RHONJ team was committed to victory. In the end, after a dramatic rally, Housewives won.

Dolores’ event raised $200,000 for a good cause. That’s worth talking about!

Find out more about Louie, Joe, and everyone’s ever-changing relationships on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, airing Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo.

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