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Here's Where Joe Giudice and Luis "Louie" Ruelas Stand Today

Do Teresa Giudice's ex and current husbands support one another? We have an update.

By Jenny Berg

Teresa Giudice's ex-husband, Joe Giudice, doesn't hold a grudge against her current beau. In fact, Joe has said that Teresa's new hubby, Luis "Louie" Ruelas, is "a nice guy." And based on a recent Instagram interaction, it seems that the two Real Housewives of New Jersey men are still cordial. 

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On October 19, Joe shared a photo of himself posing with two young women, including his daughter Gia Giudice in the Bahamas. Among the hundreds of followers to give the pic a "like" was Louie, who has a copacetic relationship with his stepdaughters as well as with their dad. 

On Tre's podcast, Namaste B$tches, Gia has said: “Louie is such a great stepdad. He really is. He’s an amazing stepdad. Come on, you guys know [my dad]. He’s Juicy Joe. You think he’s going to let anybody around his girls who he doesn’t like? No.” 

Joe Giudice reveals his thoughts on Luis "Louie" Ruelas 

Joe has elaborated on his "like" for Louie in the past. “I mean, he’s been nice to me," Joe said during a recent podcast interview. "He’s called me, he’s been a man… Even when he went as far as coming out here before they got married,” Joe explained, referencing the time Louie arranged an in-person meeting with him in the Bahamas.

Joe continued: “He came out to let me know that he wanted to get married and everything, and he wanted, you know, I guess, my blessings. And I thought that was very nice.” 

Image of Louie Ruelas, Teresa Giudice, and Joe Giudice

Gia Giudice’s trip to see Joe Giudice in the Bahamas

As mentioned earlier, Gia has been spending quality time with her father in the beautiful Caribbean. Since arriving in paradise, both Gia and Joe have been busy with activities such as going to the beach and enjoying the nightlife in the Bahamas.

A split of Joe Giudice and Gia Giudice at the beach and at dinner together.

The father and daughter duo even managed to break a sweat in the gym to keep their physiques beach-ready.  

Teresa Giudice shares an update on her relationship with Joe Giudice's family

While Joe remains cordial with Teresa and her new blended family, his ex-wife is also on good terms with her former in-laws. In the July 19 episode of her podcast, Teresa shared an update on where she stands with Pete Giudice, Joe's only brother. 

The RHONJ cast member shared that she had reconnected with Joe's family at Gia college graduation back in May. “It felt so normal, like how it used to feel,” she said on the pod. “With Pete… he’s like my best friend. I grew up with him. It’s like we picked up right where we left off, which is awesome. Same thing with his wife, Sheila.”

She added: “The first time I saw them was at Gia’s college graduation, and you know, that was the first time I saw them in a long time. And it was fine. And then I saw them again at Gabriella’s high school graduation, and that was great. And then it got even easier.”

Originally published Oct 19, 2023.

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