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Joe Giudice Reveals How He Really Felt When Louie Ruelas Reached Out to Him

On an episode of his ex’s podcast, RHONJ ex-husband Joe also shared whether he wanted to get married again. 

By Shannon Raphael

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice may not be together anymore, but the exes are still rooting for each other in life and in love. 

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More than three years after their initial separation (and just over four months after Teresa tied the knot with Luis “Louie” Ruelas), Joe appeared on the December 14 episode of his ex-wife’s podcast, Namaste B$tches. 

During the episode, Joe opened up about his relationship with The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member, how he really felt when he learned that she was in a serious relationship with Louie, and what his reaction was when her now-husband reached out to him. 

Joe Giudice shares his thoughts on Teresa’s husband, Louie Ruelas

Teresa is certainly in “love love love” with her new husband, and Joe said he is more than “happy” that his ex moved on. 

On the podcast, Joe told co-host Melissa Pfeister how he really reacted when Louie reached out to him to discuss how serious he had become with Teresa. 

“I was OK with it, to be honest with you,” Joe said about Louie’s decision to contact him. “I mean, look, she’s got to be happy, you know what I mean?” 

Joe also understands why his ex didn't want to get a prenup when she married Louie. After all, he said, he regrets asking Teresa to sign one when they got married back in 1999. 

“I’ve known Teresa my whole life, I shouldn’t have had her sign a prenup,” Joe explained. “It was what it was — I don’t know what the hell I was thinking… I should have never did it; it was stupid. It was mean.”

Teresa said she “wanted to call off the wedding” when Joe presented the prenup, but her mom convinced her not to. “You should have,” Joe joked. 

Would Joe Giudice get married again? He says…

Now that Teresa has officially moved on by marrying Louie, will Joe consider tying the knot again?

Joe joked that it would be “too much work” to be married or in a committed relationship at the moment. He isn’t sure if a second marriage will ever be in the cards for him. 

“I don’t know,” he responded when asked if he would get married again. “Anything can happen.” 

If Joe does decide to walk down the aisle again, Teresa said she would consider attending. “If he wants me to, I would go,” Teresa said. 

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