After a lot of chatter, during the May 5 episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey fans finally got a brief cameo from Teresa Giudice's boyfriend, Luis "Louie" Ruelas, as he made his debut on the show. After dancing around the hot topic with her friends throughout Season 11, Teresa's relationship went public with RHONJ viewers as she spoke candidly about her romance with members of her family.
The moment of Louie's debut on RHONJ came shortly after Teresa had a heart-to-heart with her 14-year-old daughter Milania about the relationship as Teresa prepped for a date. "He's good. He's really good," she told her daughter. "So, what do you think about him?"
Milania shared, "I really like Louie. You know this. It's just weird to say 'yeah, my mom has a boyfriend.' But you seem really happy with Louie... I feel like you're in love with him. You seem like it."
Teresa noted several times in the episode she was still moving slow in the relationship, despite their strong connection. "I've met other guys, but there was no connection," Teresa explained in an interview in the episode. "But when I met Louie, it was totally different." She later added, "I can't wait to fall in love again, but we're taking it slow."
Earlier in the May 5 episode, viewers learned more about how Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga feel about Teresa's boyfriend. "He's amazing. He's everything you ever wanted in a man. I'm so happy for you," Joe told his sister while visiting her at home.
Teresa shared, "He's the most amazing guy I've ever met. He really is. It takes time. It doesn't just happen overnight."
At another point in the episode, while hanging out with Jackie Goldschneider and Margaret Josephs, Melissa shared her take on her sister-in-law's boyfriend. "I met him ... I believe this is her husband," she said. "I'm happy for her. That's all I'm saying about that."
Louie's RHONJ appearance marks the latest milestone for the couple. They first went Instagram official last December. Plus Louie has since not only hung out with Melissa and Joe, but has also since spent time with Jennifer Aydin and her husband Bill as well as RHONJ alum Dina Manzo. He's also met Teresa's ex-husband, Joe Giudice, during a trip to the Bahamas in late March.
You can sneak a peek at what else Teresa, her BF, and the cast will be up to as Season 11 plays out, below.
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