Reality TV standout Teresa Giudice is enjoying the good life in Greece this month during a luxury vacation.
Over the weekend the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star shared several photos from islands in Greece that included Hydra and Santorini.
And during her posts the 49-year-old Bravo beauty gushed over her new fiancé, New Jersey businessman Louie Ruelas, whom she has been dating for one year. He popped the question a week ago on the beach.
Happily engaged to this man: Reality TV maven Teresa Giudice is enjoying the good life in Greece this month with her new fiancé Louie Ruelas
‘My fiancé,’ the brunette bombshell captioned one photo where she had on a blue bikini with white trim and her future husband had on no shirt with white trunks. They were standing by an infinity swimming pool.
‘Amanzoe,’ she wrote next to an image where she had on a rust colored string bikini while holding on to her man. That is the name of the hotel she and Louie stayed in.
‘Santorini with my Lover,’ she also said in another snapshot where she wore a gold print gown with a plunging neckline and a gold circle in the middle.
It was almost a week ago that Teresa told fans she said yes to her partner on a sandy beach where he deployed the help of a candlelit heart and vast light-up letters bearing the words: ‘Marry Me’, during their vacation on Hydra Island.
Fun in the sun: Over the weekend the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star shared several photos from islands in Greece that included Hydra, Amanzoe and Santorini
The proposal comes two years after Teresa 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.
PEOPLE shared the news of their engagement on Thursday, with fans treated to several snaps rom 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 as she looked simply delighted and totally loved-up.
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.
It’s like they are in a James Bond movie: They posed in blue while at a white hotel on the hills called the Amanzoe
Louie got down on one knee and popped the question with a stunning diamond ring. There were also fireworks off the coast that lit up the night’s sky. ‘Teresa was completely surprised,’ a source told the site.
Following the proposal, Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga said he is thrilled about her news. When asked about the proposal, he raved that he is ‘so excited’ and ‘so happy for her’ to Us Weekly.
The real estate developer said: ‘[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 day prior they enjoyed a romantic helicopter ride. Luis shared a snapshot from their outing, captioning the photo: ‘I’ll fly anywhere in the world with you Teresa you are my favorite person ❤️ LOVE YOU.’
Fun at night: ‘Santorini with my Lover,’ she also said in another snapshot where she wore a gold print gown with a plunging neckline and a gold circle in the middle
Double date: Teresa sat in a gold and black chair with Louie next to her as her best friend Dina Cantin was seen with her husband Dave Cantin, on the right
They celebrated their engagement with former RHONJ star Dina Cantin and her husband Dave Cantin until five in the morning, feasting on fine foods such as lobster, sea bass, and champagne at the resort restaurant Nama.
On social media on Thursday, Teresa was seen having fun on Hydra 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.
Teresa and Louie met by chanced 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.
Set to wed: Giudice seen here with Ruelas at a restaurant the week of their shock engagement
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.”‘
The two went public with the relationship on Instagram in December of last year, several months after Giudice finalized her divorce from Joe.
I heart you: He popped the question with a lavish beachside proposal, with images showing a candlelit heart laid out on the sand alongside illuminated letters with the words Marry Me
‘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.’ He said: ‘I absolutely did not expect to meet you, and I really thought I’d probably be alone for like, the next 10 years. 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.’
Teresa and Joe’s marriage deteriorated after they both served time in prison for fraud. The Saronno-born amateur boxer was deported back to his native Italy in October 2019 after completing his three-year sentence at Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution.
Teresa – formerly known as FCI Danbury inmate No. 65703-050 – completed her own 11-month sentence for 41 counts of fraud in December 2017. The tax-evading pair – who had a prenup – were originally sentenced in October 2014 for bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
Keeping it civil for the children: Teresa and her ex-husband Joe divorced in 2019 but agreed to remain friends for their four daughters sake (the couple pictured in 2016)
News of the Giudices’ divorce came the same day Page Six reported that they put their marital Montville mansion on the market for $2.5M last September. At the time it was reported that Teresa was ‘ready to start a new chapter’ and bid farewell to the 10K-square-foot six-bedroom property, which sits on four acres
Louie was engaged to Vanessa Reiser until March 2020, and has dated Paula Sanchez whom he split from in 2018. He divorced Marissa DiMartino in 2011; together they share two children.
He has had legal battles with his former partner Vanessa, who Page Six report filed legal action against him in 2020 when their relationship ended, as she alleged he would get angry when they didn’t have enough sex. ‘
She said in court documents: ‘He demanded that I be available for sex whenever he wanted. If I objected to his demands, Luis Ruelas would punish me. He would be nasty, withdraw from me, and blame me for what happened.’
Sources also alleged to the publication that his desire for sex led to the end of his relationship with ex Paula: ‘Ninety-nine percent of their fights were because he was complaining that they weren’t having enough sex. If they had sex like four times in one day, there was a complaint.’
The family: Teresa has four daughters: Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 12