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Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas’ Relationship Timeline

After Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Giudice, and her husband, Joe Giudice, separated, many fans wondered if the star would find love again. The couple shared four daughters, who were also featured on the show. But after enduring prison stints, and Joe’s deportation, the duo called it quits in 2019. Their divorce was finalized in September 2020. Then Teresa met Luis Ruelas in a chance encounter at the Jersey Shore. The couple eventually tied the knot. But their wedding was a drama magnet. Let’s look back at Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas’ relationship timeline.

Teresa and Luis Started Dating

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Teresa didn’t share the details about her new romance until the fall of 2020. But the couple started dating in July 2020. They planned to take things slow.

They Went Instagram Official

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In December 2020, Teresa made the new romance Insta official. She posted a cute photo of herself and Luis. She captioned it, “The BEST thing that came out of 2020.” 

A Family Trip

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Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas’ relationship took a step forward in January 2021, when Teresa, Luis, and her four daughters took a family trip to California. Luis posted a photo with Teresa on the beach. He posted, “Grateful 4 this amazing woman.” Ah, young love!

Did Teresa Move In?

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According to US Weekly, Luis and Teresa purchased a $3.3 million home located in Montville, New Jersey. While Melissa Gorga speculated that the couple was shacking up, Teresa later denied it.

Luis Met Teresa’s Former Husband

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In a surprising twist, Luis wanted to meet with Teresa’s ex-husband, Joe Giudice. Joe was living in the Bahamas after being deported to Italy. He shared that the initial meeting in March 2021 was “awkward.” Since Teresa and Joe’s daughter were already there in the Bahamas visiting him, it was a family affair.

Luis Made His Bravo Debut

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RHONJ viewers finally saw Luis on camera. He was filmed picking Teresa up for a date in the Season 11 finale, which aired in May 2021. He treated her like an absolute queen.

Teresa Celebrated Her Birthday With Luis

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Luis and his lady love celebrated her 49th birthday in a big way. The couple posed beside a three-tiered red cake with the word “love” written on each layer. Very on brand for Teresa.

One Year Down

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Teresa posted a sweet Instagram post for her boo on their first anniversary. “A year, wow I would have never imagined how in one year I would feel so loved. You are so kind, supportive & loving,” Teresa captioned her Insta post in July 2021. “You have made me smile every single day for the last year and I love you today and all of my tomorrows.”

An Extravagant Proposal

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In October 2021, Luis put a ring on it. The couple was vacationing in Porto Heli, Greece with RHONJ alum, Dina Cantin, and her husband, David Cantin. The elaborate proposal had sparklers, candles, and even fireworks. Now that is how you propose in style!

Honk if You Love Teresa

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Luis wasn’t done spoiling his fiancé. He gifted her something that wouldn’t fit in her Christmas stocking. He gave her a white 2022 Mercedes S-Class sedan.

Teresa Showed Some Birthday Love

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In April 2022, Teresa once again proclaimed her love for Luis via Instagram. “Happy Birthday my Love you have no idea how you’ve changed my life. I wake up everyday feeling blessed and go to bed every night fulfilled,” she captioned a photo of the duo dining out.

Teresa Celebrated Her Own Milestone

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Teresa celebrated a milestone birthday in May 2022. The happy couple rang in Teresa’s 50th birthday in Mexico. She shared a post of them on the beach, soaking up the sun. Teresa wrote, “I love how life is full of surprises with you! I will forever love our love.”

Teresa’s Hen Party


Teresa and her RHONJ co-stars hit Dublin to celebrate her bachelorette party in July 2022. They had a “hen” party which involved catching chickens (cocks), as well as a pub crawl, complete with drinking contests. Teresa sported a white outfit to show that she was the bride-to-be.

A Surprise Bridal Shower

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Teresa was joined by her daughters, friends, and co-stars for her bridal shower in July 2022. The event was filmed for RHONJ.

The Couple Said “I Do”


On August 6, 2022, Luis and Teresa recited their wedding vows in front of 220 guests. The ceremony and reception were filmed for a Bravo special, Teresa Gets Married. Her daughters Gia Giudice, Gabriella Giudice, Milania Giudice, and Audriana Giudice were bridesmaids.

But her brother, Joe Gorga, and his wife, Melissa, did not attend. The Gorgas were furious because Teresa and Luis invited Joe over to share infidelity rumors about Melissa. But Joe and Teresa already had a rocky sibling relationship.

A Dream Honeymoon

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The newlyweds journeyed to Greece for their romantic honeymoon. They stayed at a luxury resort located on Ios Island.

A Costly Mistake?


Teresa revealed on an episode of Watch What Happens Live in October 2022 that she and Luis did not sign a prenup. Host Andy Cohen was shaken and stirred. He previously advised her to get one.

Whispers of Trouble

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Luis stirred up conflict with their RHONJ co-stars at the Season 13 reunion. He previously claimed that he hired a private investigator to gather information about the cast. Luis denied it during the reunion.

His ex-fiancée Vanessa Reiser took out a restraining order against Luis for allegedly stalking her. RHONJ viewers saw glimpses of Luis’ supposed temper during the season.

Is Divorce on the Table?

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Although there were rumors that the couple’s marriage was allegedly already failing, Teresa denied it. “I love and adore him so much. No, there’s nothing shaky,” Teresa said, referring to her marriage. Time will tell if Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas’ relationship will go the distance.