Fans finally get into the “pizza gate” issue, Frank Catania clears the air about his relationship with Dolores Catania and the husbands get real about their negative feelings toward Luis Ruelas.
It’s here, the explosive conclusion to “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” three-part reunion. The husbands and partners, Joe Gorga, Luis Ruelas, Paul “Paulie” Connell, Bill Aydin, John Fuda, Frank Catania and Nate Cabral are all here, and they’re ready….for Ruelas. Fans also watch Giudice give her daughter Gia a phone call to share the details related to her allegedly telling her uncle that he could do better than Melissa and Connell touches on his 14-year separation from his estranged wife.
From Aydin’s pool house blues with his wife Jennifer Aydin to Gorga having no remorse for missing his sister’s wedding, the men of “RHONJ” brought it all to the table, with some of them bringing it bundled in a large manila envelope.
Here’s the 5 takeaways from the third installment of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion part three.
Luis Ruelas said he misspoke when he said he wore Teresa Giudice’s father’s pajama
The first conversation of the show was centered on Luis Ruelas comment about wearing Joe Gorga and Teresa Giudice’s father’s, Giacinto Gorga, pajamas. The topic stemmed from a conversation that took place earlier in the season between Ruelas and Gorga. At the time, the two were having a heart-to-heart and that’s when Ruelas told Gorga that he wore his Giacinto’s PJs as a way to comfort Giudice and her four daughters.
During the reunion, Ruelas said he misspoke and that he actually wore Giacinto’s sweatpants, adding that it was meant to be an endearing gesture. He did, however, acknowledge that his initial statement was “creepy.”
Paul “Paulie” Connell opened up about still being married, and Bill Aydin discussed his pool house sanctuary
Dolores Catania’s new boo Paul “Paulie” Connell is still very much married, and has been “separated” from his estranged wife for 14 years. When host Andy Cohen inquired about Connell and Catania possibly tying the knot, Connell said neither of them are in a rush. But, Catania did mention that him still being married would obviously forge an issue if the two were ever to move forward soon. Nevertheless, Connell shared that he and his ex are in a good place, and Catania’s ex-husband Frank Catania said his love for his former wife has nothing to do with anything sexual and that she is truly just his best friend. Plus, Frank shared that he and his girlfriend Britney are moving into a home of their own.
As for Jennifer Aydin’s husband Bill, and his pool house drama, the cosmetic surgeon acknowledged that his sneak-aways to the family home’s pool house was problematic for the family, and said that his demanding job doesn’t grant him the ability to have his own space. Bill said he’s made adjustments, spends more time with his family and never meant to convey that he doesn’t want to be around his loved ones.
Joe Gorga and Luis Ruelas broke down their “pizza gate” business ordeal
A business deal meant to financially assist Teresa Giudice ended up creating an even bigger shift between the Gorgas and the Giudices. Luis Ruelas said Joe Gorga came to him with the idea to open a pizza oven business, and that he signed a check for $110,000 to get the ball rolling with 2,200 pizza ovens. However, when it came time to discuss the percentages of ownership, the two couldn’t come to an agreement. John Fuda chimed in, saying the men should have had an initial document stating who came up with the idea and outlining all the logistics around the partnership.
The husbands dug their claws into Luis Ruelas, his Relationship with Bo Dietl and all his alleged investigations
From allegedly calling Margaret Joseph’s son while he was at work to being accused of investigating the mother of John Fuda’s son, there wasn’t one scheme the husbands didn’t believe Luis Ruelas was a part of. Ruelas completely denies ever calling the workplace of Joseph’s son or looking into the Fudas. However, Fuda pulled out what appeared to be his own file of details about Ruelas and was adamant that he knew for a fact that Ruelas did look into him and the mother of his son Jaiden.
During the same conversation, host Andy Cohen asked what happened with Frankie Jr.’s job working for Ruelas, which Dolores Catania immediately shut down, saying there was never an issue, and thanked Ruelas for giving her son a job. As far as famous private investigator Bo Dietl, Ruelas said Dietl has been his good friend for a very long time. When Cohen received a call from producers that a man arrived to serve Teresa Giudice and Ruelas as a bodyguard, Ruelas revealed Dietl hired the guard for the couple because they’d received death threats the week prior leading up to the reunion.
Joe Gorga doesn’t regret not attending Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas’ wedding
What may have been most heartbreaking moment from the reunion was the discussion around Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas’ wedding and Joe Gorga’s lack of attendance. Gorga said he doesn’t regret not attending his sister’s wedding due to the boatload of drama that they been in over the years, which Gorga said intensified once Giudice got involved romantically with Ruelas. Between the “pizza gate” debacle, and Ruelas coming to Gorga about his wife Melissa Gorga allegedly cheating, Gorga said too much had happened for him to feel comfortable being part of his sister’s matrimony.
The reunion wrapped up with most of the ladies saying they would be able to move on and make amends, except for Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga. While Gorga said she would move in whatever direction “the family” would like, Giudice said she is totally done with her brother and sister-in-law. As the show wrapped, Ruelas tried to smooth out the surface between him and the husbands, but John Fuda said he wouldn’t receive Ruelas’ apology if he didn’t admit to investigating his family.
An uncensored and extended edition version of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion part three is dropped exclusively on Peacock on Wednesday.