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Teresa Giudice Has a Surprising Explanation for the Housewarming Gift She Gave Joe Gorga

RHONJ's Teresa Giudice revealed new details on why she "didn't want to" get Joe and Melissa Gorga a gift for their housewarming party.

By Jamontae Hickman

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On Season 14, Episode 6 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, viewers witnessed Teresa and Luis “Louie” Ruelas meet with Rachel Fuda and John Fuda in an attempt to resolve their ongoing issues. During the sit-down, Teresa mentioned she had a housewarming gift for the Gorgas and asked the Fudas to present it to them since the two families are not on speaking terms.

The gift in question? Well, it was a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label whisky.

Recently, it was revealed that Garden State native wasn't the one who came up with the thoughtful present. During her appearance on the June 9 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Teresa shared whose idea it was to buy the celebratory spirit after a virtual fan asked why she got her brother and sister-in-law a gift, given that they're no longer cordial with each other.

“That was my husband’s doing,” she told the WWHL fan. “Louie is that kind of guy. I didn’t want to do that. I mean, that was his doing so.”

Split image of Teresa Giudice, Louie Ruelas, Melissa, and Joe Gorga

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Melissa Gorga reacts to Teresa Giudice’s housewarming gift

While the housewarming gift was a good gesture on Louie’s behalf, it’s revealed in a preview clip for Season 14, Episode 7 of RHONJ (airing June 16) that Rachel ultimately decided not to give the bottle of whisky to Joe and Melissa.

At the Gorga’s housewarming party, Rachel told Melissa that she thought it was best to not bring the gift, saying, “When I was walking out, I looked at it and was like, ‘I’m not taking that sh-t…”

As for Melissa’s response? She said in a confessional: “Thank god Rachel did not bring that bottle to my house. I don’t want anything to do with anything they wanna gift me. It probably has an air tag in it. It’s probably bugged. Like, I don’t even want that karma or bottle or gift in my home.”

However, moments later Dolores Catania walked into the Gorgas’ home with the gift in arms along with a bow and a card from Teresa. When Rachel glanced at the bottle, she admitted, “I am shooketh."

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