Credit: STILL

Forget the drama, this week’s Real Housewives of New Jersey will tug at your heartstrings as the group has a visit from a medium. Kathy Wakile’s hubby Rich is especially affected when the medium connects to his departed father.

Rich’s father passed away from congestive heart failure years ago, and the loss was so painful that Rich has been unable to watch his wedding video, which features his dad.

“When I lost my dad it was sudden for all of us. He was a great guy and he was a true father,” Rich told the Bravo cameras before breaking down.

Clearly the loss of such an important person in his life brings Rich to tears, and we’ll get to see it all play out on this Sunday’s episode when the Jersey crew heads to Arizona for Melissa’s birthday.

Sure, there’s still set to be a little bit of drama since the official synopsis tells us that Joe Gorga might be uninviting Teresa Giudice to the family trip, but we have a feeling that on Sunday you’ll find us reaching for the tissue box.

Are you surprised that Rich allowed such a personal moment to be shared on the show? Tell us below!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 5 airs Sunday, August 25 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

Credit: Bravo Photo: Sneak Peek of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 5, Episode 13: Rich Wakile Connects With His Dead Father (VIDEO)