Teresa Giudice in a Budding Romance with Boyfriend after Split from Husband of 20 Years
Teresa Giudice has been head over heels for boyfriend Luis “Louie” Ruelas since making their relationship public.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her boyfriend were spotted dining at Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills with Giudice’s daughter Gia and her boyfriend, Christian Carmichael.
The couple cut a casual figure with Ruelas in a white button-down and jeans and Giudice in an all-black ensemble.
Giudice and Ruelas’ double date comes after they vacationed together in Mexico Tulum, where they were definitely packing on the PDA - the couple looked cozy while enjoying each other’s company at the beach.
The reality star also shared a shot of her sitting on Ruelas’ lap in Azulik Resort and thanked her beau in the captions for giving her his time.
A New Soulmate
The happy couple went public with their relationship in December 2020. Guidice made her relationship Instagram official after posting a cuddled-up photo of the pair.
“The BEST thing that came out of 2020,” she wrote, with two heart emojis. The post received a slew of support from her fellow co-stars, who had nothing but love and well wishes for the new couple.
During Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on March 25, the 48-year-old divulged that she even bought a house with Ruelas.
As for whether she sees herself walking down the aisle again? She blushed and shared that she feels it and feels like he is his soulmate.
Ruelas also made his debut on The Real Housewives of New Jersey during the season 11 finale of the Bravo reality series. Giudice could not stop gushing about her new man in a confessional, saying that she had not expected to meet an amazing man who could make her happy.
I love that Louie gets me, and I have always wanted that. And it’s so crazy because I don’t know what the future holds, but this is the best I’ve felt in a really long time.
Before the final episode came to a close, Giudice called Ruelas and told him she loved him. Ruelas, too, said it back before adding he was in for the long haul.
Calling It Quits
The duo’s 20-year marriage ended after Joe was deported to his native Italy following his 41-month prison sentence.
Both Joe and Giudice served time behind bars after they were indicted on federal fraud charges.
The duo was already estranged before the divorce following years of infidelity rumors, but during season 10 of RHONJ, fans saw Teresa pull the plug on her marriage.
Giudice noted the two had a loving marriage throughout the 20 years they were together, despite the tense moments caught on cameras making it look otherwise. The two of them share four daughters: Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana.
The two have remained amicable and supportive as they embark on their separate journeys.