Even though he was deported to his native Italy, Joe Giudice’s shadow still looms large on Real Housewives of New Jersey. Joe served time in prison for federal fraud charges, as did his now ex-wife, Teresa Giudice. After he was deported, the couple decided to split up.
RHONJ viewers know that Joe cheated on his wife, and Teresa’s bestie Dolores Catania alleged that Joe was a serial cheater. In a recent episode of RHONJ, Teresa revealed that her divorce from Joe was final, and that he walked away with nothing. He was horrible to Teresa and got exactly what he deserved. Now Joe is moving on with his life, keeping busy selling sex toys and dating his girlfriend, Daniela Fittipaldi.
Teresa has also moved on. She is dating Luis “Louie” Ruelas. She posted a photo of the duo to Instagram in December of 2020, captioning it, “The BEST thing that came out of 2020.” Luis is a single dad and has two sons. Teresa has called him her “soulmate.” The couple seem to be getting serious, as they just purchased a $3.3 million dollar home together.
RHONJ viewers haven’t seen Luis yet, but he appeared in the trailer for the second half of the season. During a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Teresa discussed how her ex-husband felt about Luis.
She told host Andy Cohen, “They’ve talked over the phone and Luis wanted to go to the Bahamas and meet him, which I thought was the most amazing thing ever.” I wouldn’t categorize a chance to meet Joe Giudice as “amazing”-just saying. “He said he just wanted to talk to him and let him know that he’s not trying to take his place or anything,” Teresa explained. “He just wanted to meet him since we have daughters.”
Well, it happened! Teresa and Luis went to the Bahamas to meet Joe Giudice. Joe and Teresa’s four daughters were already there visiting their father. On April 1, 2021 Joe told US Weekly, “You can all imagine how I felt when they walked in the room. It was awkward to see my ex after a lifetime together with someone else.” Well, duh.
“Teresa and I decided to be honest and remain friends with one another for the girls,” Joe continued. “Parenting should always be about giving your children the best outcomes for every situation.”
He added, “I believe we deserve to all be happy and our children will thank us for it. I am genuinely happy for both Teresa and Luis and wish them the best!”
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