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Teresa Giudice Reveals Her 2023 Goals Amid Family Drama: “I’m Leaving Toxicity”

Teresa Giudice’s daughters joined her and Luis Ruelas for a holiday photo shoot, where the RHONJ cast member looked ahead to the new year.

By Allison Crist

Teresa Giudice is looking to the future — more specifically, 2023. 

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member revealed as much in a recent interview with People, explaining that her goals for the new year are relatively simple. “I just want peace, love, happiness, and health, and I’m leaving toxicity [behind],” she said. “Life is short, it’s very valuable, so you have to value the time that you have on this earth and surround yourself with good people, good vibes, people that are happy for you.”

Teresa said this is particularly “important” for her daughters, 21-year-old Gia, 18-year-old Gabriella, 16-year-old Milania, and 13-year-old Audriana. “I want them to see that also,” she added. “I just want to have a great time.”

Teresa Giudice’s Daughters’ Reactions to Their New Family

In the same interview — which coincided with her and Luis “Louie” Ruelas’ New Year’s photo shoot — Teresa and her husband also opened up about their blended family, as Louie has two sons from a previous marriage, 19-year-old Louie Jr. and 21-year-old Nicholas.

This Video Proves How Much Teresa Giudice's Daughters Have Grown Up

“The girls embrace Louie, and it’s beautiful,” Teresa explained. “Little Louie hangs out with the girls all the time. They go out together… and of course Nicholas too. When I see my girls, how they are with Nicholas, they embrace him so much.”

Added Louie, “We all came into our lives with our own stories… so it was like, ‘How are we going to be in these roles? [Teresa and I] started looking at each other like, ‘Look, we got this right, so let’s get this right. Let’s give these kids the best days and mornings that they could have.’”

“I love his family so much,” Teresa said. “What I have with him is what I have always wanted and more… I love the way he is with my daughters, the man he is, the father he is to his sons. Just everything.”

What’s Next for the Couple

The couple went on to tease their upcoming wedding special, set to premiere after RHONJ Season 13’s finale. “Everyone’s going to see how much fun I had at my wedding,” Teresa said of the August event, adding that she’s especially excited to “relive” the moments she and Louie may have missed “because we were taking pictures.”

“This time around, our wedding, everything we did was for us,” continued Teresa, who was previously married to Joe Giudice. “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.”

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13 premieres Tuesday, February 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a 75-minute supersize episode. Each week, the episode will stream next day on Peacock

Here's a Special Sneak Peek at Teresa Giudice and Luis "Louie" Ruelas' Wedding
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