Milania Giudice, daughter of Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Giudice, recently showed off a bracelet gifted to her by stepfather, Luis Ruelas, but some fans aren’t buying that the extravagant Christmas gift is the real deal.
Fans had plenty to say after Instagram account “therealbadfashions” posted a pair of side-by-side pics of Milania’s Christmas present and images of the boxed Juste Un Clou bracelet from the Cartier website. The gold bracelet retails for $12,500.
Teresa and Luis went public with their romance in November 2020, got engaged in October 2021, and tied the knot in August 2022.
Teresa recently told PEOPLE that the couple’s blended family — her four daughters — Gia, 21, Gabriella, 18, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 13, and Luis’ two sons from a previous relationship — Louie Jr., 19, and Nicholas, 21, are all getting along famously.
Milania, 16, gushed over the expensive bracelet on social media, which Teresa’s hubby gifted to all four of his stepdaughters.
“Luis always goes big, and last year he also got us a Cartier bracelet,” Milania shared, flaunting last year’s present from Luis — a $6,900 Cartier Love Bracelet.
“This year he, again, got us — me and my three sisters — this one,” she told her followers.
Luis also gave the teen Versace sunglasses, pricey Air Jordan sneakers, and Swarovski earrings.
Lots of fans and followers raised a collective eyebrow at Luis’ lavish Christmas gift after the side-by-side comparisons were posted on Instagram. Fans accused Luis of trying to pass off knock-off jewelry to his new stepdaughters, in the post’s comment section.
One user pointed out the obvious: “Showing off gifts on social media is so tacky.”
Others pointed out the glaring contrast between Milania’s posted image and the advertised high-end product.
One fan wrote — “I knew it!!! the inside of that box looked too janky for a brand new Cartier box….lawd🤦🏻♀️”
Another person snarked — “If the feds found all kinds of bootleg stuff at Jen Shah’s…imagine what they would find at Teresa’s 🤯 lmaoooo
A third asked — “Is anyone shocked he bought them fakes? I love this account btw.”
One user pointed out—“These types of grand gesture gifts from the new husband, fake or not give me creepy vibes.”
Another said — “Omg. I have a Cartier box and even the box is ultra-lux. Teresa’s dorter’s box looks cheap and fake.”
A fan said — “That the Shahmazing Cartier Collection from the Jen Shah for Bravo collection 🤩”
Another chimed in — “are we surprised when teresa has literally filmed packing “gucci” and “fendi” swimsuits on camera ripping them out of the plastic bags 😂😂😂”
A third quipped — “I knew this shit was fake instantly.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13 premieres on February 7 at 9 pm ET on Bravo
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