During a video interview with host Billy Bush, the mother of four looked back on her first moments with boyfriend Luis Ruelas, who she went public with on Instagram in October 2020, and offered an update on where she stands with her former husband, Joe Giudice.
“I’m really, really happy. I’m in a really good place… 2021 is going to be my year — it is!” Giudice proclaimed to Bush.
Teresa Giudice Met Boyfriend Luis Ruelas At The Jersey Shore
While Giudice didn’t begin dating Ruelas until after filming began on the 11th season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” last year, she’s been sharing plenty of images of them on her social media pages, which has left her fans and followers wanting to know more about their romance.
“We met, believe it or not, at the Jersey Shore. I was walking and that’s how I met him, exercising,” Giudice recalled. “That week, he rented a house at the Jersey Shore. He ran past me that week a few times… One morning he was packing his car to leave to go back home and that’s how we met.”
Teresa Giudice Was Vacationing With Girlfriends
“He ran past me with no shirt on. And I was like, ‘Oh, who is that?’” Giudice admitted.
At the time of their initial encounter, Giudice was vacationing with several of her girlfriends.
“We started talking, he told us about himself,” she explained. “He had two business cards on him. He handed to me one and then one to my married girlfriend.”
While Ruelas drove off at that point, he ultimately returned.
“He said, ‘Teresa, my son wanted to know why I didn’t ask for your number…’ I said, ‘I have your business card, I will text you…’” she shared.
Teresa Giudice’s Daughters Are Supportive Of Her Romance With Luis Ruelas
Later that night, Ruelas gave Giudice a call and they chatted with one another “for hours.”
Although Ruelas is the first man her four daughters have seen her date since her 20-year marriage to Joe came to an end in late 2019, Giudice told Bush that they are completely supportive of the relationship.
“Listen, it’s been five years. So, I mean, they want me to… you know, be happy. You know, Joe’s happy. I’m happy for Joe. The girls are happy. That’s all that matters,” she explained.
Teresa Giudice Still Wants The Best For Joe Giudice
After confirming that she and ex Joe talk “all the time” and applauding him for being a “great father,” Giudice revealed Joe is currently living in the Bahamas, where he’s preparing for a boxing match.
“He’s living in the Bahamas right now and I know he’s going to be fighting. He’s doing a celebrity fight. [And] if I’m not working… I’m definitely going to be there,” she stated.
To see more of Teresa, her family, and her co-stars, don’t miss the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” season 11 premiere, which airs on Wednesday, February 17, at 9/8c on Bravo.