Teresa Giudice just got engaged to Louie Ruelas and fans want to know everything they can about her fiancé!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star had her divorce from Joe Giudice finalized in September 2020 after the two stars did prison sentences for 41 counts of fraud.
Teresa’s ex-husband was deported to Italy after a 41-month stint in a U.S. jail. Miles away from his four daughters – Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana – Joe wasn’t happy, and his relationship with Teresa almost immediately deteriorated.
But Teresa was determined to move on. And she soon did with Louie Ruelas, a businessman from New Jersey who co-founded Digital Media Solutions. He is also the vice president of a digital marketing solutions company and is very active in philanthropy.
Louie Ruelas has helped feed over 300 families in Harlem, New York through an organization called JL Blessings. According to the company’s Instagram, they are committed to helping homeless families in NYC and NJ get the essential goods that they need. Louie helped to donate over 300 pandemic bags to families.
Teresa’s fiancé also likes to support organizations providing awareness of special needs issues. Louie has two sons from a previous marriage. One has autism.
Teresa met her new businessman fiancé last year on the Jersey Shore. They had both rented houses in the area and the universe sent a meet cute their way.
According to Teresa, it was exactly what she asked for. “I said, ‘Ma, Papa, send me someone that is everything that you ever wanted for me. And everything that I want,’ and I put it out in the universe. I really did. Everything I wanted,” Teresa told ET. “A couple of weeks later, I walk by, and I see Louie.”
The couple had only been dating a year when Louie popped the question during a vacation to Hydra Island, Greece. According to sources, the proposal was very romantic and it included roses, sparklers, a violinist and even fireworks.
“It was absolutely exquisite,” a source told People. “The choreographed fireworks display illuminated a ‘Marry Me’ sign as Louie got down on one knee. Teresa was completely surprised.”
Fans of the Real Housewives of New Jersey star were pretty sure that the pair was going to get engaged soon because their relationship has gotten quite serious real fast. They only met a year ago, but Teresa and Louie seem to be seriously in love.
Teresa says her four daughters are very supportive of her new relationship and like Louie. Teresa’s ex-husband, Joe Giudice, has also met Teresa’s new man. They all got together on a vacation in the Bahamas.
“They are supporting each other 100 percent as they each pursue their happiness,” another insider told Us in September. “Joe is in Italy for now, and Teresa is in New Jersey. Their primary focus is and will remain their four beautiful daughters.”
Joe and Teresa Giudice ended their 20 year marriage last year when a court ordered Joe to return to his native Italy after serving out a prison sentence for fraud. Both Joe and Teresa pled guilty to the charge and served time in jail.
It was Teresa who filed for divorce, and Joe said that it wasn’t his decision, but that the distance was very rough on the couple’s relationship. He told Us Weekly that “the distance, you know what I mean, and then how’s it going to work?” he said. “I’m over here, she’s over there [in New Jersey]. There’s no way it’s going to work, no matter where I’m at. What am I going to do, pull the kids out of Jersey bring them over here? It just won’t work.”