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Teresa and Luis’ Blended Family “Connect[ed] on All Levels” During Mexico Trip

See what The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member and her husband had to say about the special trip, and take a look at all of their family photos.

By Allison Crist

The bond between Teresa Giudice and Luis “Louie” Ruelas’ blended family has never been stronger. 

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Louie took to Instagram on Tuesday, January 3, to explain why, pairing his heartfelt caption with photos from the family’s recent trip to Mexico. “Tulum was an amazing place to connect on all levels as a family,” he wrote. “Kids LEAN into your super power this year and stand in your truth, allow this year to be the one of exponential growth. Awareness of where you are and where you want to be is a gift[,] use that to keep moving forward and never stop reaching for the stars.”

Concluding the advice for all six kids — Teresa’s four daughters, GiaGabriellaMilania, and Audriana, as well as his two sons, Louie Jr. and Nicholas — Louie added, “Love you with all my heart and soul.” 

Teresa and Gia posted several of the same family photos and others from the trip, including one from a party on New Year’s Eve. Gia captioned her roundup, “When’s the next family vaca?” And Louie was actually quick to give an answer: “St Barts.” 

The Mexico trip will surely always be a memorable one, though — especially for Gabriella, as she got some exciting news while she was there. Teresa took to her Instagram Story on Tuesday, January 3, to announce that her second eldest daughter had been accepted into the high-ranking Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington. 

The happy news comes after Teresa and Gabriella started touring colleges this past summer. “At first, she wanted to be a CIA agent, and then she saw how much money they made, and now she’s changed her mind,” Teresa previously told The Daily Dish of Gabriella. “So, like, I can’t wait to see what college she goes to, because she is my smartest kid.”

“She does amazing at school,” the proud mom continued. “She’s so smart. [I] get letters from all the teachers all the time saying how amazing she is.”

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