Teresa Giudice has engaged again!
The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” personality got engaged to boyfriend Luis “Louie” Ruelas this week in Greece.
Ruelas asked for her hand on Tuesday at the Amanzoe Resort in Porto Heli, Greece. The big question included sparklers, candles, roses, a violinist and a fireworks display.
“It was absolutely exquisite,” a source tells PEOPLE. “The choreographed fireworks display illuminated a ‘Marry Me’ sign as Louie got down on one knee. Teresa was completely surprised.”
Giudice’s close friend and former RHONJ costar Dina Manzo and her husband Dave Cantin both observed the event and the group celebrated until 5 a.m. — drinking champagne and dining on lobster, sea bass and lamb chops at the resort’s restaurant, Nama.
In November 2020 it was confirmed Giudice, 49, was dating the businessman just two months after she and her ex-husband Joe finalized their divorce. The following month, she made her relationship with Ruelas Instagram official.
“The BEST thing that came out of 2020,” she captioned a photo of the couple.
Giudice, who shares daughters Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 12, with Joe, opened up about the possibility of marrying Ruelas during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in March.
And when host Andy Cohen inquired if the couple was talking about tying the knot, Giudice replied, “I mean, you know, I feel it, so we’ll see what happens.”
“I really feel like he’s my soulmate,” she later added.
Giudice also revealed at the time how Ruelas had spoken to Joe on the phone and that they were planning to meet up in the Bahamas, where Joe was living at the time.
“Louie wanted to go to the Bahamas and meet [Joe] — which I thought was the most amazing thing ever,” she told Cohen. “He said he just wanted to talk to him and let him know he’s not trying to take his place or anything. But he just wanted to meet him, ’cause I have daughters.”
The three then gathered in the Bahamas the following month, joined by the Giudice daughters.
And while during the most recent season of RHONJ, Giudice remained pretty quiet about her relationship with Ruelas, she did reveal that they met while they were both vacationing on the Jersey Shore. And like they say, the rest was history!
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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