Melissa Gorga Reacts to Not Being a Bridesmaid in Teresa Giudice's Wedding

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Melissa Gorga is sharing how she feels about not being asked to be a bridesmaid in her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice's upcoming wedding to Luis Ruelas. During the latest episode of her Melissa Gorga On Display, Gorga revealed that she found out on Wednesday's episode of Watch What Happens Live, where Giudice first broke the news.

"I'm not gonna lie, I've had a lot of news outlets reaching out to me," Gorga began. "Since everyone wants to know how I feel, let's just answer it."

"Yes, I watched Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and I did find out on TV that I'm not gonna be in Teresa's wedding and I'm not a bridesmaid, which I'm okay with, I'm fine with," the mom of three continued. "I understand, to each their own."

While the news came as a shock to Cohen, his WWHL audience and surely, the audience watching at home, it wasn't too big of a shocker for the RHONJ star, who said she "pretty much assumed" she wasn't going to be included in the bridal party.

"I pretty much assumed that, but I guess my big question is, are her new sisters-in-law in the wedding? Is it a no-fam wedding other than the four daughters? Her four, beautiful daughters and a couple of her friends? If that's the case, that makes perfect sense," Gorga said.

"I mean, if she's having Luis' sisters, well then, I guess that makes perfect sense for Teresa," she added. "I wish her nothing but happiness. I'm very happy that she's happy. I love to see her smile when she's with Luis. Whatever she decides, it's her wedding and I'll be fine with it. I just — you know, she could've put me in an ugly dress anyway! I'm just kidding! But for real. No, just kidding."

Despite not being asked to be a bridesmaid, Gorga said she still supports her sister-in-law and wishes her nothing but the best for her big day.

"I feel like I've been there for her through thick and thin, through so much in her life and [for] her girls, and her family," Gorga explained. "Joe and I have been here for a long time. We've always backed her up and we haven't said much on the show in a negative light regarding her and Luis and it's for a reason. 'Cause, we want her happy and we want it to be good. So, I hope she sees that and realizes that. I wish her nothing but happiness and I'm sure her wedding will be absolutely beautiful. I just wanted to touch on it a little bit so everyone can stop asking me."

Giudice made the shocking revelation during WWHL's after-show Wednesday after fellow guest, Loni Love, asked her about her wedding.

"How many bridesmaids are you gonna have?" Love asked. "Eight," Giudice shared. "Any of the Housewives and your castmates?" Love continued, to which Giudice responded with a firm, "No."

"Melissa will not be a bridesmaid?" WWHL's host, Andy Cohen, asked. "No," Giudice maintained, much to the audience's surprise.

"Oh, don't make a big deal," the reality TV star pleaded. "I mean, come on."

"Will this be news to her, hearing this now?" Cohen prodded, to which Giudice admitted with a laugh, "I guess so, I mean, hello! We're on national TV."

Giudice met Ruelas in 2020 while vacationing on the Jersey Shore. Ruelas popped the question during a vacation in Greece, nearly a year after making their relationship Instagram official.

ET spoke with the RHONJ OG in January, where she shared more details about her summer wedding, including who else she's nixing from the invite list.

"I definitely don't want [my wedding] on Jersey Housewives, let's just leave it at that," Giudice said, adamantly. "I know the fans have been so invested in everything. I don't know, I have no idea. I don't know."

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