The fourth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, The Real Housewives of New Jersey (RHONJ) premiered in 2009. Recently, its 11th season was released on February 2021 with Teresa Giudice, Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania, Jennifer Aydin, Melissa Gorga, and Jackie Goldschneider. 

Giudice has been a part of the show ever since its premiere. She is the only original cast member, out of six, who has remained on the show. 

The reality star had been married to Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice for 20 years before their divorce in December 2019. Currently, the RHONJ star is dating Luis “Louie” Ruelas. And apparently, she is ready to settle down with her new beau. 

Giudice And Her Boyfriend, Ruelas

On May 30, TMZ asked the couple if they had any plans to get married. The answer — yes. 

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While Guidice wanted to keep mum about marriage, Ruelas couldn’t help but gush about it. He replied “yes” three times when asked about tying the knot. However, the couple didn’t reveal if they had dates set for their wedding or engagement. 

It is no surprise that the two have plans of getting married since they seem to be head over heels for each other. Guidice considers her man to be the “best thing that came out of 2020.” 

She considers Ruelas her soulmate, and the two even bought a mansion for $3.35 million in New Jersey. Their lavish house is 7,728 square feet and has seven bedrooms, including a theater, gym, library, and 6-car garage. The mansion also has a pool decked out with waterfalls, a slide, and a cabana. 

The couple is often seen going on a double date with Guidice’s daughter, Gia, and her boyfriend, Christian Carmichael. Recently, on May 26, the four of them were spotted in Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills. 

Since this is Guidice’s first boyfriend after a long-term marriage, Ruelas has no plans of taking her ex-husband’s role. On March 25, in Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Guidice confirmed her boyfriend wanted to meet her ex and sort things out. 

Ruelas recently made his debut on RHONJ. In the finale of season 11, Giudice opened up about her relationship with her beau and how happy he made her. She called Ruelas to tell him how much she loved him, to which Ruelas said it back and revealed he was with her for the long haul. 

It is no surprise that Giudice is deeply in love with her man. Ever since they made their relationship public, the RHONJ star constantly posts pictures of the duo to her Instagram, garnering nothing but love and support from her fans and followers. 

Guidice's Other Projects

The reality TV star has gained massive success ever since her debut in RHONJ. She has also become a successful entrepreneur by releasing books and opening various businesses. 

She has written four cookbooks — 'Skinny Italian,' 'Fabulicious, Fabulicious! On the Grill,' and 'Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit.' She has also released a memoir, 'Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again,' which she co-wrote with K.C. Baker. Her latest book is another memoir, 'Standing Strong,' which was released in 2017.

Giudice has also created a line of Bellini cocktails named Fabellini. Similarly, along with Jerel Sabella, she has released a haircare line called Milania, named after her daughter. 

Talking about reality shows, In 2012, Guidice was a part of The Celebrity Apprentice 5 before being fired in episode 12. Her show Teresa Checks In, a spin-off of RHONJ, was released in 2015. The show had three episodes, and it dealt with the Giudice Family after the reality TV star was released from prison. 

She will star in the upcoming spin-off of The Real Housewives franchise — The Real Housewives All-Stars, which will premier on Peacock TV.