The ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star, Teresa Giudice, has a new man in her life. People Magazine confirmed that the 48-year-old is dating businessman Luis “Louie” Ruelas. The publication has previously reported that Teresa and ex-husband, Joe Giudice, had come to a mutual decision to separate in December 2019, after 20 years of marriage. The former couple, who finalized their divorce in September, shares four daughters — Gia, 19, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 11.
The duo hadn’t been together in more than four years after they pleaded guilty in 2014 to financial fraud. Teresa served her sentence and was released in 2015, and Joe began a 41-month prison term in March 2016. In an interview with E! News last month, Joe said that he’s involved with someone new — and that he wouldn’t be upset if his ex-wife started dating again, too.
“What’s she going to do, stay alone forever? That’s not fair, as well. Look, if I would have got out and I would have been able to go home, who knows what would happen?” he said, referring to his jail sentence.
“Maybe we’d still be in the same situation, maybe not. I don’t know. Things change after so many years,” he added. “I mean, listen, we talk every day, but we kind of moved on already,” Joe added to E! “What are you going to do? It’s been a while. If I was living there, it would be a different story, but I’m not. I’m over here, eight hours away in Italy, full of a bunch of Italian women.”
Earlier this year, Teresa suggested that she’d be open to expanding her family with someone new. “I would love to have a little boy,” she told Andy Cohen at the ‘RHONJ’ Season 10 reunion in March. “I might freeze my eggs, you never know!” She added that she would be looking for someone with “different” qualities from Joe in her next romantic partner. “I never remember laughing with Joe. I don’t,” she said. “I want someone to talk so sweet to me and be gentle. I want to be beautiful to him. I’m just so done with the whole Italian tough guy. I’m tired of that, I want something different.”
Teresa opened up about her new relationship status on Facebook but hasn’t really shared enough information about her beau. According to his LinkedIn profile, Ruelas is the co-founder and EVP of Business Development at Digital Media Solutions, located in Clearwater, Florida.
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