‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’: Everything Joe Giudice Has Said About Teresa Giudice’s New Relationship

Teresa Giudice has officially found her perfect match, a little more than a year after her divorce from Joe Giudice. The reality TV star and mother of four is engaged to Louie Ruelas after a year-long public relationship. The pair’s engagement comes on the heels of her divorce from her first husband, and he has some opinions about his ex’s new special someone. Have you heard everything he has said about the romance? 

Teresa Giudice is engaged after a year-long romance 

Teresa is ready to be someone’s wife again. The mother of four is officially engaged to her boyfriend of one year, Louie Ruelas. The couple reportedly met in July 2020, shortly before Teresa finalized her divorce from Joe Giudice. Teresa and Ruelas kept it low-key until November 2020, when she revealed her relationship status on Instagram. Since then, Teresa and Ruelas have been far from shy about sharing their feelings on social media. 

Teresa Giudice attends Antonia Gorga's 16th Birthday with beau Louie Ruelas. Louie proposed to Teresa in October 2021
Teresa Giudice and Louie Ruelas | Manny Carabel/Getty Images for ABA

Ruelas reportedly proposed to Teresa during a romantic trip to Greece in October. According to several sources, the proposal included a fireworks display, violinists, and an illuminated “Marry Me” sign. Teresa said yes, but the couple has yet to announce their wedding plans. 

Joe Giudice has spoken about Teresa Giudice’s new relationship more than once 

Joe Giudice met Teresa’s new beau several months before he popped the question. Ruelas accompanied Teresa and the four children she shares with her ex-husband down to the Bahamas, where they reconnected with Giudice. Giudice told US Weekly that while the initial meeting was awkward, he was happy to have connected with Ruelas. He noted that he and Teresa had agreed to maintain a friendship and that he was pleased to see her happy.

Teresa Giudice hugs Joe Giudice in happier times
Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice | Andrei Jackamets/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Joe Giudice has an opinion on his ex’s engagement, too. Joe Giudice offered his thoughts a few days after Ruelas asked Teresa to marry him. He told Celebuzz! that he was happy for the pair and that he gave them his blessing. He did say that he thought they moved a little quickly, though. Joe and Teresa finalized their divorce in September 2020. Teresa debuted Ruelas to the public in November 2020. 

Joe Giudice’s relationship with his former in-laws is pretty strained 

Joe Giudice might not have hard feelings toward his ex-wife, but the same can’t be said about his feelings toward his former brother-in-law, Joe Gorga. In March 2021, an episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey captured Gorga accusing Giudice of “killing” his mother. Antonia Gorga, Joe and Teresa’s mom, appeared on the show intermittently until she died in 2017. 

Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga ppar on 'Watch What Happens Live'
Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Both Giudices have spoken out about the episode. Teresa stated that she was hurt by Gorga’s comments, noting that Joe is still the father of her four children, and it hurts them to see him disparaged. Teresa has spoken fondly of Joe in the months since their divorce. During an interview with E!, she said, “He’s a great person, we were married for 15 years and I know he didn’t do anything intentionally to ever hurt me in any way.”

Joe Giudice spoke about Gorga’s words from the Bahamas. Giudice claims that Gorga’s words hurt him. He went on to say that Gorga and his wife, Melissa Gorga, did very little for Antonia before her death in an interview with Us Weekly