Not everyone is thrilled about Teresa Giudice’s new romance with boyfriend Louie Ruelas.
During part two of the season 11 reunion, the Real Housewives of New Jersey OG revealed that her ex-husband Joe Giudice was devasted by her new relationship.
This surprising news came up when Andy Cohen noted that Joe and Louie met during a vacation in the Bahamas.
Teresa explained, “[My daughters] went on their own, and then I had to go pick up Audriana because she had to be back at dance on April 5th. And then Louie reached out to Joe and said, ‘Can we have dinner in the Bahamas?’”
Andy then asked if it was weird, to which Teresa admitted it wasn’t.
“My kids just said, ‘Mom, make sure there’s not too much [PDA]’ because him and I are all over each other always,” she said.
She then added that it turns out not everyone felt good about the dinner.
“[Joe] did tell Gia, ‘Seeing your mom with someone else broke my heart into a million pieces,’ and I did feel bad, and like I said, I’m not trying to hurt him,” Teresa admitted before breaking down into tears.
Teresa also revealed that her daughters Audriana,12. and Gabriella, 17, “are good” with her divorce from Joe; however, the same can’t be said for Gia and Milania.
“Gia and Milania, they still have deep issues about it,” Teresa confessed before revealing that Gia, 20, started seeing a therapist over it, and Milania, 15, will soon follow.
Even Teresa has started seeing a therapist to better help her daughters handle the divorce.
“When your kids are going through it’s important for you to know how to speak to them. I can’t just tell them to get over it and to be strong,” Teresa explained.
As the reunion wrapped, Louie surprised Teresa and brought her a cocktail. The two exchanged “I love yous” before he went back off-stage with the rest of the husbands.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey will return to Bravo for season 12 in late 2021 or early 2022.
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