On Saturday, Teresa Giudice vowed to cherish and love Luis Ruelas forever and ever.
As detailed right here on The Hollywood Gossip, the long-time reality star married her controversial boyfriend in front of 220 guests in New Jersey.
Here’s the thing, though:
In the wake of this special occasion, many observers are focused a lot more on the individuals who were NOT in attendance… as opposed to those who cheered the couple on.
By now, you’re likely familiar with the well-known loved ones who showed up for the black tie affair.
We’re talking about such Bravo personalities as Jennifer Aydin, Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs and Jackie Goldschneider.
We’re referring to breakout Real Housewives of Dubai cast member Chanel Ayan.
And we’re including Alexia Nepola… Ashley Darby… Dorinda Medley… Jill Zarin… Kenya Moore… Phaedra Parks… and Cynthia Bailey.
Did you take note of those NOT cited above?
Giudice and Ruelas’s wedding on Saturday was ignored by the bride’s brother and sister-in-law, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga, due to a pretty major blowout the quartet had at the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 taping days prior.
According to People Magazine, the Gorgas decided at the last minute to snub Teresa on her big day.
For what reason?
As the aforementioned outlet writes, “false rumors” about Joe and Melissa’s marriage surfaced as the cameras rolled on upcoming episodes.
An insider notes that “Teresa’s part in the matter and Luis’s behavior amid their back and forth ultimately changed the Gorgas’ minds” when it came to RSVPing in the affirmative.
“Teresa betrayed them in a way that’s unforgivable,” one source tells People.
“They’re not going to celebrate Teresa’s new marriage when all she does is try to tear apart theirs.”
Teresa and her brother clashed hard on the Season 12 reunion special, with Giudice eventually apologizing over the way she blasted her sibling after she felt he wasn’t supportive enough of Ruelas and their romance.
In this unfortunate case, People also notes how Teresa was forced to get married in front of friends… but not family.
“It’s telling that Teresa didn’t have one relative at her wedding,” says the publication, pointing to the absence of estranged cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri too.
“But that’s the choice Teresa made.”
The Gorgas, meanwhile, weren’t the only ones who skipped Giudice and Ruelas’s ceremony and reception.
The former inmate’s best friend Dina Manzo was also absent from the festivities.
It’s unclear whether this snub was due to a falling out between the ex-close pals, or if Manzo simply didn’t want to appear on camera.
She memorably quit the show way back after Season 6; and Teresa’s wedding was, indeed, filmed for a future Bravo special.
For her part, Manzo shared a cryptic post on Instagram over the weekend about having “the courage to know when to end things.”
Still, Teresa was not without the four people closest to her on her second wedding day.
The reality star’s four daughters — Gia, 21, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 12, whom she shares with her ex-husband Joe Giudice — were all by their mom’s side, as were Ruelas’ two sons, David and Nicholas, from his previous relationship.
Giudice’s wedding special is expected to air on Bravo next year, following the finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13.