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Teresa Giudice is officially engaged to Luis "Louie" Ruelas, and her BFF, Dina Manzo, was there to witness the romantic proposal in Greece. And you can bet that Dina is so happy for The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member.
The RHONJ alum shared a video from the proposal to her Instagram, which took place last week while Teresa, Louie, Dina, and Dina's husband, Dave Cantin, were all traveling together.
"I sobbed like a baby…here’s why. From the outside most of you see Barbie [and] Ken 'Jersey edition' complete with the dream castle and fairytale proposal. And yes it was a freakin FAIRYTALE But for me I see two people who bring out the best in each other. A couple that is willing to grow with each other spiritually and emotionally," she wrote. "I see a dear friend / sister who’s been [through] so much [to] find a partner who not only treats her like gold but her children too. I see a family blend together so beautifully. Their children bond so effortlessly. I see Louie’s family open their arms and give Teresa the sisters she’s always craved and fill some of the parental void of her broken heart. I see a love so simple and pure as they dance under the moonlight or take a million photos in every pose possible."
Dina continued, "On a personal level I’m so thrilled to see Louie and my husband create a beautiful brotherhood. Not only can they simply throw down a drink or shop yes SHOP together but I witness them discuss entrepreneurship, fatherhood BUT most of all I see them discuss how they can grow and heal. They’re both so willing to be vulnerable and raw so they can be better men for everyone around them. That is a treasure Our little friendship that started as girls just having fun almost 30 [years] ago has turned into [a] beautiful extended family, traveling the world making memories of a lifetime. Being there for all the tears and the triumphs. It was truly an honor to witness such an incredible moment and I can honestly say I have never met two people more perfect for each other than [Teresa and Louie]. I wish them a lifetime of health, happiness and continued moments like this. I love you both."
When everyone wasn't deep in their feelings during the "magical moment," as Teresa called it in the comments to Dina's Instagram post, they were taking in all the lovely sites during their travels.
And yet more enviable photos from the trip found their way to Instagram, not that we're jealous or anything.
But, of course, the highlight of the trip was that epic moment when Louie asked Teresa to marry him. Both Teresa and her future husband reflected on that moment on Instagram.
Teresa shared a similar video to the one Dina shared, writing on Instagram, "My Fiancé you are such a beautiful person inside and out. I love everything about you especially your heart and the way you treat me and my daughters. You are amazing in so many ways. [One] thing I admire about you is what a great Dad you are. I am so lucky to have found you thank you for coming into my life. I know my parents sent you to me from that day I prayed to them on Bay Blvd. I adore you endlessly. You are the love of my life, my soulmate and my everything. I Love you."
Oh, spoiler alert: Louie's post-proposal tribute to Teresa may leave you feeling a little misty-eyed. "I spent my entire life dreaming of you… everyday without even knowing who you were. From the moment our eyes locked and voices connected on Bay boulevard at the Jersey shore, we began our journey understanding each other’s paths and learning to appreciate how we had to go [through] everything we did in our lives just to get to this point. These have been the most defining moments of my life and I am eternally grateful to share them with you. This is just the beginning of the rest of our lives," he wrote. "You are the LOVE of my life, my best friend, my soulmate. I promise to always love you every second of every day and always be there for you and your 4 beautiful daughters. I devote myself and my purpose in life to our goals and dreams. I am so grateful to walk this life with you not alone but together hand in hand until we are old. I Love you baby."
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