Things got heated during the discussion – with Andy yelling at Teresa and Margaret to “Shut up!”
As the stay-at-home husbands joined the group for Tuesday’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion, Teresa Giudice’s fiancé, Luis “Louie” Ruelas, was put in the hot seat and forced to answer some of the allegations at his topic throughout the season.
Throughout the season, “strange” videos of Luis and a group of shirtless male friends at a so-called “warrior camp” were a topic of conversation among the cast, as were reports claiming that his own family thought he was “bad news”. “obsessed with sex” and just a “awful guy”. While he attempted to explain the video at one point – calling it a breakup video for an ex – that explanation didn’t sit well with the cast.
“When you were asked to explain the video, you claimed it was a breakup video, but in the video you actually offered, so what was it?” asked Andy Cohen after all the men came out on stage.
“I was in a relationship, it was toxic and my business partner was going to this retreat. So I said, ‘Let’s go.’ And we weren’t naked on the beach. We were in gym shorts , because they kept sending us in and out of the ocean. Going in and out of the ocean, they made guys set intentions for their wives,” Ruelas explained. “I was single, so I made this intention to this woman I was dating. I was trying to break up, but I didn’t have the courage to do it. So when I went there, they m got me to commit to her and basically I said, ‘Stop making excuses for yourself,’ and I committed to her.”
He added that when he got home she “offered me a prenup, she asked for a million dollars to get married” and that was the end of their relationship. Joe Gorga and Margaret Josephs – who kept editing the video to get him to react during the season – applauded him for how he finally explained it this time.
“I was trying to help you turn public opinion around because I didn’t want you to look bad,” Josephs added. “It’s a very clear explanation. The public opinion was not good. Unfortunately, it was not overturned.”
Louie said that while Teresa “never told me to deny anything” throughout the season, she told him, “You don’t have to answer to anyone.” He added: “I kept telling him, ‘You have to let me talk. If I had had the chance to speak, it would have been different.”
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Andy then addressed some of the other allegations regarding Ruelas.
“You seem to have a lot of women you’ve dated who have mean things to say about you,” Cohen said. “There are incidents of road rage, you demand sex all the time, you’re emotionally abusive, you blew a girlfriend’s tire, your family doesn’t like you, physical abuse in front of children. Is it true ?”
“We were basically in toxic relationships. When you’re in toxic relationships, it felt emotionally abusive to me, but I’m not going to label it that way,” Louie replied. When asked if he demanded sex four times a day, he replied: ‘I can’t have sex four times a day’ – before Teresa added: ‘I wish!’
Regarding his alleged domestic violence record, Ruelas said “two incidents happened recently, and they were arguments with my wife about my children when we got divorced.” He added: “If I’m the only guy in America who’s had a fight with his wife and she walks into the house and calls the police. That’s it.”
When asked if he hit her, Luis said no. “Was I a perfect human being, absolutely not,” he added.
“Teresa didn’t want me to say that, but they let me quit my business because of all the negative stuff that was put out in the press because of all my exes,” he later revealed. “They called me and said, ‘You have to quit,’ and it was really bad. So I don’t have bad feelings towards anyone, but I want to move forward in a really peaceful way.”
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Teresa, however, said she was “shattered” and began to tear up Margaret for what she “f— has been doing all year” when bringing up the show’s allegations. “Karma is a bitch, I can’t stand you,” Teresa added, as Margaret said, “it’s so sick.” As Andy kept trying to interrupt him and asked Luis how he was feeling, the two women kept punching each other – leaving Andy to exclaim “SHUT UP!” at the two ladies.
After Cohen regained control of the panel, Luis reiterated that he did not blame Margaret at all.
“No, it’s not your fault, everyone is doing their job, everyone is talking about what’s going on, what’s going on,” he said. “I’m in a very uncomfortable situation. Just in the future, let’s try to communicate if we can. I don’t want any trauma in my life.”
As Margaret apologized, Teresa kept saying it was all her fault – prompting Luis to whisper to Guidice, ‘You really make a mistake in the way you behave’ as he and all the men left the stage.
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