“I am really happy for Teresa and Luis and I wish them the best! ”
Joe Giudice talks about meeting his ex-wife Teresa’s boyfriend for the first time.
Speaking to Us Weekly on Thursday, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star recalled being introduced to Teresa’s boyfriend Luis “Louis” Ruelas at a dinner party in the Bahamas earlier this week.
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“You can all imagine how I felt when they walked into the room. It was embarrassing to see my ex after living with someone else, ”said Joe, 48, who now lives in the Bahamas. “Teresa and I decided to be honest and be friends with each other for the girls. “
“Parenting should always be about giving your kids the best results for every situation,” he added. “I believe we all deserve to be happy and our children will thank us for that. I am really happy for Teresa and Luis and I wish them the best! “
On Wednesday Joe and Teresa, 48, both posted a family photo of themselves posing alongside their daughters: Gia, 20, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 11 at the restaurant. Graycliff in Nassau, Bahamas.
“I really appreciate and hope to continue to be present in my life as a best friend. A great person, a mom and a confident person, ”Joe wrote next to the photo, tagging Teresa and Luis. “@Teresagiudice @louiearuelas great to meet you and your boy🍷”
Gia and Milania also took to their Instagram stories to share several videos from the dinner. Joe reposted a screenshot of one of the clips on his Instagram profile, writing “Great night.”
Joe and Teresa’s daughters reunited with Joe in the Bahamas last month. Teresa and Luis, along with Luis’s sons, traveled and met them later, according to Us Weekly.
During an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” last week, Teresa revealed that her boyfriend and ex-husband spoke on the phone.
“They spoke on the phone and Luis wanted to go to the Bahamas and meet him,” Teresa said. “What I thought was the most amazing thing ever. Because he said he just wanted to talk to her and let her know that he wasn’t trying to take her place or anything. But he just wanted [Joe] to meet him because we have daughters and I just thought that was the nicest thing ever. “
Teresa and Joe separated in December 2019 after 20 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in September. Teresa went official on Instagram with Luis in December.
Speaking to Extra in February, Teresa shared that Joe had moved to the Bahamas in order to train for his boxing match. (According to TMZ last June, Joe is expected to fight Jennifer Lopez’s ex-husband Ojani Noa.)
Prior to moving to the Caribbean, Joe lived in his native Italy after being deported from the United States following his release from prison in 2019.