RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice shares engagement to new beau two years after divorce

The reality TV veteran is looking towards a happily ever after following years of turmoil

Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas
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She is most famous for flipping the table and cementing the Real Housewives as a must-see reality TV franchise, but Teresa Giudice has turned the tables and found happiness with her new fiancé.

Earlier this year, Andy Cohen commemorated 15 years of Real Housewives. Undeniably, Teresa is one of the franchise's most beloved stars. The longest-serving cast member on Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, has shared a lot since the show started in 2009.

Over the eleven seasons of the series, fans have witnessed Teresa give birth to her fourth daughter Audriana, go to jail for her involvement in a fraud case, divorce her husband of 20 years Joe Giudice, and make a triumphant comeback.

The star bounced back, writing New York Times best-selling books, becoming a fitness fanatic, and meeting her new partner, Luis “Louie” Ruelas.

Louie proposed to the reality star earlier this week while on a romantic getaway in Greece, all documented on the star’s Instagram account which has over 2.2 million followers.

Teresa shared snaps from the special day along with a clip of the moment her fiancé popped the question, alongside a touching video that captured the lovebirds on the beach with candles and rose petals surrounding them.

Several sparklers were set up behind them along with a sign reading "Marry Me" illuminating in the background and a violinist played soft music as fireworks lit up the night's sky.

What has Joe Giudice said about Teresa’s new man?

Joe thinks ex-wife Teresa and her new fiancé, “moved a bit quick into this romance,” he told Celebuzz on Friday.

He explained, “I’m happy for Teresa and Louie, I give them my blessings. I think they moved a bit quick into this romance, but I’m glad she found her true love and wish them all the best.”

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice

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Joe and Teresa were married for 20 years and share four daughters—Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana. They divorced in 2019, following Joe’s release from prison.

Joe pleaded guilty to fraud charges in 2014 and spent 41 months in prison. Teresa served 11 months and was released in December 2015.

After serving his time, he was deported to his native Italy. Joe has since been splitting his time between Italy and the Bahamas.

(L-R) Gabriella, Gia, Teresa, Milania and Audriana Giudice

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Who is Teresa's fiancé? Luis Ruelas' age, job, and net worth 

Luis Ruelas and Teresa Giudice

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Luis, 46, has a net worth of approximately $2million, according to Exact Net Worth.

He made his fortune after co-founding a company called Digital Media Solutions and also serves as the executive vice president of business development at the digital marketing solutions company.

As well as being successful in business, Louie is said to be a philanthropist. 

He has fed over 300 families in Harlem, NY, according to a social media post from the non-profit organization JL Blessing. 

Louie is also father to two sons, one of whom is autistic. 

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Teresa will next be seen on the Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip spin-off, uniting cast members from different franchises.

The series will premiere on Peacock on November 18.

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