Teresa Giudice’s Married Husband: Meet Her Current Partner Luis Ruelas and Ex-Spouse Joe Giudice

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Tv personality Teresa Giudice has been married twice to two high-profile men. Let’s meet her current husband, and ex-partner plus a look into her dating history.

Teresa Giudice is an American television personality and author.

Giudice was born on May 18, 1972, in Paterson, New Jersey, United States to parents Antonia Gorga and Giacinto Gorga. She has a brother named Joe Gorga.

Giudice rose to fame as an original cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, on which she has appeared for 12 seasons.

She’s also written three New York Times bestselling cookbooks, a memoir about her time in prison called Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again, and appeared on a season of the reality TV show The Apprentice.

But, what is known about her love life? How many times has she been married and who are her current husband and exes? Read on for more about the Tv personality’s personal life.


Who is Teresa Giudice married to?

Teresa Giudice has been married twice in her lifetime. Her first husband is Joe Giudice and her second and current partner is Luis Ruelas. 

In her first marriage to Joe, they were together for over two decades. Teresa and Joe married in 1999 and divorced in 2020.

She still bears her ex-husband’s surname.

Joe and Teresa had four children; all grownup daughters.

Her current spouse is Luis Ruelas. They married in 2022 after meeting in 2020, the same year she finalised her divorce from her first husband.


Who is Luis Ruelas?

Louie Ruelas is an entrepreneur and CEO of Digital Media Solutions. He is also best known as Teresa Giudice’s husband.

Who are Luis Ruelas’s parents? His real name is Luis A. Ruelas and he was born on April 23, 1975, to parents Luis Ruelas, Sr. (father), and Iris Ruelas (mother) in Bronx, New York.

Who are Luis Ruelas’ sisters? He is not the only child of his parents. Luis has two sisters whose names are Veronica Ruelas and Jennifer Aydin.

He studied at Tappan Zee High School.

What does Luis Ruelas’ do for work? In 2023, Teresa Giudice’s husband revealed to Andy Cohen that he “started a new company” in the digital media industry. After the host asked what Luis does in his day-to-day work routine, the RHONJ star noted he manages “lead generation ad sales.”

Louie’s love of tech catapulted him into leadership roles in his field. At 19, he created his first business in New York and developed multiple startup companies in the early 2000s. After 20 years in tech, Louie landed his current position as the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Business Development of Digital Media Solutions.

Digital Media Solutions is “a leading provider of technology-enabled digital performance advertising solutions connecting consumers and advertisers within auto, home, health, and life insurance plus a long list of top consumer verticals,” according to its website.

What is Luis Ruelas’ net worth? The Bravo personality has an estimated net worth of $2 million, according to multiple outlets.

Does Luis Ruelas have any children? Before marrying the Bravo celebrity in August 2022, Luis was already a father of two boys, Luis Ruelas III (Louie Jr), 19, and Nicholas Ruelas, 21, whom he shares with his ex, Marissa Dimartino Ruelas.

Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas in 2021. PHOTO: KRISTINA BUMPHREY/SHUTTERSTOCK
Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas in 2021. PHOTO: KRISTINA BUMPHREY/SHUTTERSTOCK

Teresa Giudice and Luis “Louie” Ruelas’s relationship

Giudice and Ruelas tied the knot last August at the Park Chateau Estate in East Brunswick, New Jersey after getting engaged in October 2021. The wedding aired on Bravo in May during the Teresa Gets Married special.

The mom of four called filming her nuptials “the best time that I ever had on TV.”

“This time around, our wedding, everything we did was for us. Usually [you have to] think about other people, or your families get involved, and try to get in, meddle … but I didn’t think about everybody else,” she told PEOPLE.

Last month (on June 2023) on her Namaste B$tches podcast, Giudice shut down rumors that her marriage had hit a rough patch.

“There’s no such thing,” Giudice said. “I love and adore him so much. No, there’s nothing shaky. I mean, maybe we shake together when we dance, but that’s about it. That’s the only time we’re doing any shaking, you know?”

Giudice also denied that she drummed up drama in her marriage as a storyline on the next season of RHONJ.

“Believe me, I don’t play like that. I play like, what’s really going on in my life,” she said. “I don’t need a storyline like that. I have a lot going on in my life. You know, I have my cooking channel, my YouTube cooking channel, that’s doing amazing. I have my podcast with Melissa. I have a lot going on with the children.”

On Thursday, July 27, 2023, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star commemorated the third anniversary of the day she met her husband by posting a slideshow of photos and videos of them together on Instagram.

“3 years ago today I met the love of my life!!” Giudice, 51, captioned the Reel. “Everything in our life happened for a reason, for us to find each other. I love you endlessly and am forever grateful you came into my life. Your soul is so rare. We have such a beautiful family and I will forever cherish our love ❤️”

Ruelas had already gushed over his wife on Instagram just a few days earlier, captioning a photo of them Monday: “You take my breath away babe everyday in every way!! LOVE YOU ❤️”

Together, Teresa Giudice and Luis “Louie” Ruelas have six children from their previous marriages. While Teresa has four daughters, Luis has two sons.


Who is Joe Giudice?

Joe Giudice is best known as Teresa Giudice’s ex-husband. They were married for over 21 years from 1999 to 2020.

Joe Giudice rose to fame for his appearances on the reality TV show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” alongside his ex-wife, Teresa Giudice.

The 1.65 meters tall man was born on May 22, 1972, in Sala Consilina, Italy.

His parents are  Filomena Giudice and Frank Giudice, and he has two siblings whose names are Maria Giudice Fazliu, and Pete Giudice

Joe shared that he has been working with stucco, and said that his current employer has helped him. Surprisingly, Joe has also started a consulting firm to help others deal with white-collar crimes.

Joe and Teresa have four daughters namely Gia Giudice, Milania Giudice, and Gabriella Giudice.

In 2013, Teresa and Joe were indicted for tax fraud and both served time in federal prison. During Joe’s 41-month prison sentence, a court ordered his deportation (Joe was born in Italy and never obtained United States citizenship, despite moving to the U.S. as a child) and he moved to Italy in October 2019. The former couple split a few months later and their divorce was finalized the following year.