All in the family! Teresa Giudiceahis new husband, Luis “Louie” Ruelas revealed why he called Joe Giudice before marrying the Real Housewives of New Jersey star this summer.
“I spoke to Joe, actually, [on] the day of the wedding,” Luis, 47, told exclusively Us Weekly on Saturday, October 15, while attending BravoCon 2022 with his wife, 50. “Called him to let him know that, you know, I’m committed to his daughters and devoted to Teresa.”
The businessman recalled telling the 50-year-old Bravo star, “You and I bond so we can talk about everything that happens to the kids. You know, [like], ‘I’m here.’ So we are really good.”
Teresa echoed her husband’s feelings, explaining that on a recent visit to the Bahamas, she and Luis had dinner with Joe before picking up one of her girls. The former spouses, who split in December 2019 after 20 years of marriage, have four daughters together: Gia, 21, Gabriella, 18, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 13.
“I was so nervous. But you know, we had the best night,” the Reverse the roles author told U.S on Saturday. “It made the kids so happy.”
Luis and Teresa tied the knot in August after dating for two years. While the New Jersey resident’s ex-husband was not present, Luis shared: U.S that Joe gave the newlyweds a gift by supporting their union.
“The gift is peace, and the gift is what he gives the girls every day. Because honestly, you know, that’s really a man who makes lemonade out of lemons,” said the co-founder of Digital Media Solutions of Joe, who was deported to Italy in the fall of 2019 after three years in prison for fraud. “Because he’s not with his daughters, but he’s so attached to his… [girls].”
Luis continued, “I can hear the kids walking around the house saying, ‘I just talked to Dad.’ You know, so there really is a connection. The only thing that isn’t there is they’re not face to face, but they’re… [there] in mind and heart and love.”
Teresa, for her part, gushed about her relationship with Luis, sharing: U.S“We just went through a year” [of] live together and it’s just – our blended families are great, thank God. As if it all worked out.”
The standing strong the author’s eldest daughter, Gia, agreed with both Luis and her mother while attending her first BravoCon.
“[Luis is] awesome. We are literally such a big happy family,” Gia told exclusively U.S on Friday, October 14 in New York City. “We are all so happy. Living together was great.”
The reality star noted that while she’s in college now, she can see how good Luis is to her mom when she gets home.
“He has so much respect for my family. He treats my sisters as if we were his own, and my father is so grateful for that,” Gia added.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi