In a series of interviews at BravoCon 2023, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star addressed her drama with Melissa and even accused her of being the one who started the rumor of her husband Luis Ruelas attempting to date Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Nepola.
“My sister-in-law put it out there,” said Teresa while speaking to Page Six at BravoCon on November 3. “She’s the one that started it.”
Luis, who was by Teresa’s side during the interview, also spoke out — stating any claims that he previously tried to date Alexia before meeting his current wife Teresa was “just a rumor,” and adding that anyone who is talking about it is simply “thirsty for attention.”
“We saw each other in Barcelona, but I was with my [husband Todd Nepola] before he was with Teresa. He knew who I was, of course, [from RHOM],” Alexia recalled of an innocent interaction with Luis. “We were staying in the same hotel and he was just being like nice, and friendly … He has an autistic son so he can relate to my journey so he came to me to speak to me and say what a great mom I was.”
In a separate interview with Access Online, Teresa and Luis spoke out about the new RHONJ season as Teresa also addressed her feud with Melissa.
“This is a good season,” said Luis. “It shows the strength of our family. Our unity together.”
When asked about Melissa, Teresa promptly stated: “Chapter’s closed.”
Teresa was also asked about the reports stating her RHONJ costar Jackie Goldschneider ‘switched teams‘ by befriending her this season and feuding with close friend Melissa. “You’re going to have to watch this season,” said Teresa, stating she couldn’t give much away. Luis however added that “Jackie is a smart woman.”
“And she wrote about me in her book,” added Teresa about Jackie.
Teresa also shared that the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 14 won’t be airing “till next year.”