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The Jersey ’Wives Have *a Lot* to Say About Luis Ruelas Wearing Nonno’s Pajamas

One cast member called the confession “a little wacky,” while another said it was “in honor” of Teresa Giudice’s late father.

By Shannon Raphael

On the March 28 episode of The Real Housewives of New JerseyTeresa Giudice’s then-fiancé and now-husband, Luis “Louie” Ruelas, made an unexpected confession.

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During the brunch event at Rachel Fuda’s shore house, Louie wanted to make peace with Joe and Melissa Gorga, and in the process he shared that he wears Joe and Teresa’s late father’s pajamas to bed.

“I’m a good man,” Louie told his future in-laws at the event. “I live with your four nieces; I wear your father’s pajamas at night to make them feel safe and loving. Do you know that?”

Louie’s comment about Giacinto Gorga, aka Nonno, who passed away in 2020, seemed to catch Joe off guard, and now the rest of the Jersey ladies are reacting to the confession on the RHONJ After Show. Watch the clip above and read on.

Teresa Giudice

Louie’s bride defended him and provided more context about the clothes the entrepreneur wears to bed.

“It was brand-new pajamas that my dad did not wear,” Teresa explained. “So that was it.”

Dolores Catania

Dolores also stood by the pajamas, confirming that Teresa had a large collection of Nonno’s clothing after he passed.

“She goes, ‘My father has so many clothes.’ She donated so much to my shelter… that he never wore,” Dolores added.

Melissa Gorga

Several of the other ladies didn’t understand the sleepwear choice, including Melissa.

“I can’t. I cannot,” she said, jokingly adding that she “got the chills” from hearing Louie’s message again.

While Melissa has kept her late father’s flannel shirt in her closet, she questioned the pajamas because Louie “never even met [Nonno].”

Margaret Josephs

Margaret had a similar reaction to Melissa.

“It’s one thing if your children want to wear the shirt, the sweatshirt of the grandparents, but someone who didn’t know Nonno is wearing his pajamas? It’s a little Twilight Zone-y strange,” she said on the After Show.