REAL Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice says her ex-husband Joe is “happy” about her new relationship with boyfriend Luis Ruelas.
Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa receives blessing from ex Joe
Teresa told E! News: “Joe’s happy for me, I’m happy for Joe. Right now he’s living in the Bahamas so everything’s good. We’re all a happy family, which I’m glad.”
She also said her four daughters Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 12, adore Luis, 46, too.
Teresa said: “They like him, they think he’s great also, which I’m glad.”
Teresa is now coupled up with entrepreneur Luis Ruelas
“Everything’s really good,” she gushed.
“I’m so happy. He’s amazing, he’s beautiful inside and out. He’s really special.”
She continued: “I was walking by at the Jersey Shore and he was packing up his car to go back home.
“I know my [late] mom and dad sent my boyfriend to me. They did, you now, because my dad left me and he’s like ‘you can’t stay alone’ so I know he sent him to me.”
Teresa divorced from Joe in 2020 after 21 years of marriage
Joe has also moved on with new girlfriend, lawyer Daniela Fittipaldi
She added: “Him and my mom, they really did. I swear, I asked them to send me an amazing person and then I met him a few weeks later on the same street.”
Luis is the co-founder of Digital Media Solutions, a company which helps advertisers track the online ad performance.
He is also the father-of-two and lives close to Teresa in New Jersey.
The couple will be spending a cozy Valentine’s Day cooking comforting pasta.
Teresa picture with the four daughters she shares with Joe
Joe pictured with his four daughters and ex-wife Teresa
“He’s surprising me, I don’t know what we’re doing. And Sunday we’ll be home with the kids, I’m gonna cook, make pasta and sauce,” she said.
“I don’t like to go out on Valentine’s Day, it’s crazy.
“Even though I know all the restaurants are opening up in the city, which is great. But Sunday I just like to stay home with the family.”
When asked if she might walk down the aisle again in the future, Teresa said she would leave it to fate.
Teresa and Joe are still doting parents to their four children
“I don’t know. I have no idea. I have no idea what’s going to happen,” she said.
“I hate answering questions for the future because I remember doing that when the show first started and then look what happened.
“So I just like to talk about the future. I’m all about whatever is meant to be is meant to be.”
Teresa was previously married to Joe from 1999 until their divorce was finalized in 2020.
Joe has been living in Italy since 2019 after he requested to live in his country of birth while waiting for a decision in his deportation case.
He is currently dating lawyer Daniela Fittipaldi.
Season 11 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres this Wednesday February 17 at 9pm on Bravo.