On Tuesday, Joe Gorga said Season 12 finale of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” that there must be “some truth” to the allegations of abuse made against Luis “Louie” Ruelas.
“So, what’s up with the past?” Gorga asked Ruelas directly during a cast gathering in Nashville.
Teresa Giudice — replied, “I got divorced when I was 35 and I was pretty confused. And then I went on to have a couple of toxic relationships [with] desperate, thirsty, low-life exes.”
“You could’ve been in a toxic relationship, but [the stories] are constantly coming,” Gorga said. “There’s some truth to those stories. Some of them, right?”
Ruelas then admitted that he has not always been “this crown of a man” and “made [his] own mistakes” in previous relationships.
“I take ownership of that,” Ruelas said, though he insisted that he “wasn’t abusive.”
“The amount of sleepless nights I’ve had, you know, trying to manifest the right woman in my life, I just want to ensure you that I will always be there for her, I won’t let her down,” he said. “I will love her every second of the day because she deserves that.”
Joe Gorga took this statement as Luis Ruelas asking him for permission to marry his sister.
“Listen, if you’re asking me for her hand, absolutely,” he said. “Thank you.”
In a confessional, Joe Gorga explained why he gave Luis Ruelas his blessing despite the negative press that follows the latter.
“Yes, Louie’s admitting that he wasn’t perfect. But what he is doing in the present, that’s what’’s important. And because my father’s not here, I appreciate Louie showing me the respect [to ask],” he told the camera. “He understands what family’s all about, so I support their marriage.”