Teresa Giudice took to her Instagram page on Wednesday to praise her new sister-in-law, Dr. Veronica Ruelas, on her birthday, and she quickly got the attention of her ex-husband, Joe Giudice, who’s flirted with the Forgivity founder in the past.
After the Real Housewives of New Jersey star seemingly shaded her estranged sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, the wife of her only sibling, Joe Gorga, by saying that Veronica is the sister she’s “always dreamed of,” Joe reacted with a shady comment, signaling to their ongoing family feud, which he has since deleted.
“Happy Birthday to the sister I’ve always dreamed of. Veronica you have the most beautiful, wonderful soul I have ever encountered. Veronica when you enter a room it is as if a goddess walked in. You are beautiful and such a special powerful woman. I love you beyond words, thank you for being so amazing to me,” Teresa wrote in the caption of a January 25 photo of herself and Veronica.
And immediately thereafter, Joe sarcastically wrote, “I thought you loved Melissa.”
In a screenshot shared by Comments by Bravo on Instagram, Joe’s shady comment was seen before it was ultimately erased and replaced with another.
In Joe’s new comment, the deported ex-RHONJ star wrote, “Beautiful,” and he was quickly met with fans who called him out for his post-and-delete about Melissa and her drama with Teresa.
“Lol you may have deleted your original comment but [Comments by Bravo] had already screenshot it!” one person noted.
“Your original comment was better!” wrote another, also adding a laughing-while-crying emoji.
After a number of RHONJ fans took notice of Joe’s original comment, they weighed in with messages on Comments by Bravo‘s post.
“Juicy Joe coming in with the assist!” one person declared.
“Always getting involved in female drama,” another complained.
“I can literally hear him saying this with his little smirk and chuckle,” wrote a third.
While the upcoming season of RHONJ is expected to shed light on Teresa’s latest drama, including the Gorgas’ reason for not attending her and Luis Ruelas‘ wedding, Teresa has been speaking about their feud frequently on her podcast, recently slamming the couple as “toxic.”
“I am always about family. But when family is toxic and is trying to hurt you, that’s when you need to step away, and that’s what I’m doing now,” Teresa said on a recent episode of Namaste B$tches. “I’ve been taken for a fool. I’ve been dragged through the mud. My family did come on the show and betrayed me. It was an ultimate betrayal. If this wasn’t so like hurtful to me, so painful in my heart, I would have not been saying this whole time.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 premieres on Tuesday, February 7, at 9/8c on Bravo.