They haven’t always seen eye to eye.
But on Sunday Melissa Gorga told People she and her husband Joe Gorga, both 42, are ‘so happy’ for her newly engaged sister-in-law Teresa Giudice.
Louie Ruelas, 46, proposed to the Real Housewives vet, 49, on Tuesday with an elaborately planned beach setup.
Positive feelings: On Sunday Melissa Gorga told People she and her husband Joe Gorga, both 42, are ‘so happy’ for her newly engaged sister-in-law Teresa Giudice
At the 25th anniversary bash for Mohegan Sun hotel and casino, the mom-of-three dished to the publication about her and her husband’s feelings about the news.
They weren’t surprised, but Gorga noted they’re ‘so excited’ and ‘so happy’ for Teresa, who’s been divorced for two years.
‘We actually knew [Louie was going to propose]. He told us he was going to do it,’ she added.
Wedding bells: Louie Ruelas, 46, proposed to the Real Housewives vet, 49, on Tuesday with an elaborately planned beach setup
Joe also recently shared the sentiment with Us Weekly. ‘[Luis] came in like what she needed. She needed that Superman to come in and take her life and fix it, and that’s what he’s doing,’ the real estate developer said.
The beauty said yes to her dark-haired beau while on a sandy beach during their vacation on Hydra Island in Greece, according to PEOPLE.
It comes two years after the reality TV star finalized her divorce from husband of 20 years, Joe Giudice, with whom she shares four daughters: Gia, 20; Gabriella, 17; Milania, 16; and Audriana, 12.
Supportive: Joe Gorga gushed that he is thrilled about his sister Teresa Giudice’s engagement to her boyfriend of one year Luis Ruelas, who proposed in Greece earlier this week; seen in 2018
Exciting news: Giudice became engaged to her beau of one year, New Jersey businessman Louie Ruelas, on Tuesday
PEOPLE shared the news of their engagement on Thursday by posting several images from their romantic proposal that took place at night on the beach with a bouquet of red roses.
In the images, Teresa has on a plunging white evening dress with slacks underneath, Her hair worn down in soft waves and she had full makeup on.
There were white candles in hurricane lamps that were placed on the beach in the shape of a heart. In the background was a large glowing sign that said Marry Me.
According to the site, Louie got down on one knee and popped the question with a stunning diamond ring.
I heart you: The lit candles were placed in the shape of a heart in the sand
Kissy: On Tuesday he posted this photo where he was kissing Teresa at Spirandreas Taverna. The caption read, ‘LOVE in Greece’
Also on the trip with Teresa and Louie was former RHONJ star Dina Cantin.
The couple celebrated their engagement with Dina and her husband Dave Cantin until five in the morning, feasting on fine foods such as lobster, sea bass, and champagne at the resort’s restaurant Nama, according to People.
On social media on Thursday, Teresa was seen having fun on the island as she wore a chic silk printed top and matching wide-legged slacks as she added a dusty pink hat.
She glowed as she toasted her pal at an al fresco table with locals walking around in the background.
Bling bling: Here the siren flashed a chunky ring on her wedding finger which was not her engagement ring as she toasted pal Katie Cherkasky
Teresa and Louie met by chance in 2020 in New Jersey. The couple saw each other several times at the Jersey Shore when Ruelas was exercising and Giudice was walking.
They didn’t formally introduce themselves until later on when Giudice was with friends though.
As the best-selling cookbook author relayed to Extra, ‘We started talking, he told us about himself. He had two business cards on him. He handed to me one and then one to my married girlfriend.’
She added: ‘All of a sudden, he drives up to us in the car. He said, “Teresa, my son wanted to know why I didn’t ask for your number.” I said, “I have your business card. I’ll text you.” My girlfriend took my phone and was like, “I’m texting him right now.”‘
Keeping it civil for the children: Teresa with ex-husband Joe at a book signing in 2016. The two divorced in 2019 but agreed to remain friends for their four daughters’ sake
The two went public with the relationship on Instagram in December of last year, several months after Giudice finalized her divorce from Joe.
‘The BEST thing that came out of 2020,’ Teresa captioned of a photo featuring herself and Louie.
While making his RHONJ debut during the season finale in May, Louie called Teresa ‘a dream come true.’
‘I absolutely did not expect to meet you, and I really thought I’d probably be alone for like, the next 10 years,’ Louie said. ‘You’re literally like, a dream come true.’
‘I love that Louie gets me and I have always wanted that. And it’s so crazy because I don’t know what the future holds, but this is the best I’ve felt in a really long time.’
‘The BEST thing that came out of 2020’: The two went public with the relationship on Instagram in December of last year, several months after Giudice finalized her divorce from Joe
The family: Teresa has four daughters: Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 12