Love Of Her Life
Teresa Giudice is set to walk down the aisle for the second time with Luis Ruelas, and a source tells HollywoodLife solely that the TV star, 49, believes she has “struck the jackpot” with her businessman fiancé, 46.
Teresa got engaged to Luis in Greece on October 19, two years after her divorce from longtime spouse Joe. Teresa is “ecstatic,” according to a source close to the Real Housewives of New Jersey star.
Giudice shared a nice photo of herself and Ruelas cuddling while on vacation. She captioned the photo, which was taken on Tuesday, October 19, with the hashtag #soulmate, “Don’t ever stop dreaming.”
He Is Her Lobster
Last November, the couple went Instagram official, but it was later discovered that they had been dating in July 2020. The RHONJ star said on Instagram that she “never imagined how in one year I would feel so loved” in honor of their one-year anniversary.
“Teresa is ecstatic right now and she truly feels she found her dream man,” the source told HollywoodLife, adding that she “is happier than she’s been in a long time.”
The source continued, “Luis entered Teresa’s life when she was going through one of the hardest times in her life. After a divorce, she had lost both her parents, and was still trying to figure out what life looked like as somewhat of a single mom after Joe went away.” (Teresa’s father, Giacinto Gorga, died in April 2020, three years after her mother Antonia died, at the age of 76.)
Lady Feels Lucky
While the RHONJ star was “always open to finding romance again,” she “never imagined she’d hit the jackpot with Luis,” our source said, adding, “She appreciates that he proposed around her mom’s birthday.” (Teresa’s late mother Antonia’s birthday would have been October 20.)
Another source continued, “Teresa thinks Luis is incredibly sweet, thoughtful, generous, loving, and she can’t wait to spend forever with him.”
Luis and Teresa started dating in November 2020.
They took their love to the next level earlier this month when they moved into a huge New Jersey estate together and documented the process on Instagram Stories.
Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 12, are the couple’s offspring. They divorced amicably in 2019. Joe’s repatriation to his native Italy as a result of his stint in prison for fraud prompted the breakup.
A source told PEOPLE after the separation, “They have been very friendly with one another and are very supportive of each other’s happiness. They still love one another, but as Teresa told Andy Cohen on the Watch What Happens Live special, they are separated by the Atlantic Ocean. Neither is interested in a long-distance relationship.”