Breaking his silence!
Joe Giudice is speaking out just days after his ex-wife Teresa Giudice tied the knot with her longtime long Louie Ruelas.
The former Real Housewives of New Jersey staple told PEOPLE that he’s “very happy” for his ex-wife amid her new marriage.
“I’m very happy for Teresa,” Joe admitted.
He also touched upon those pesky rumors about Louie’s past.
“My kids haven’t said anything bad about Lou despite rumors. Who knows what’s true or not till I [hear] otherwise. Everyone needs to be happy,” he explained.
As for his own dating life, Joe says he’s happily dating and enjoying just living his life.
Joe, who currently lives in the Bahamas, is “all about the present.”
He says: “Work is good, and yes, I’m dating. Very happy.” Adding that his “family visits a lot,” and his four daughters “come often.”
“What more can I ask for?” he adds. “Wish everyone the best!”
Meanwhile, Joe tells TMZ that he doesn’t miss dealing with his former inlaws, Melissa and Joe Gorga, and wishes Louie all the best in putting up with them.
“I dealt with that thorn in my side for 20 years. Unfortunately, they always come around,” Joe quipped.
The Gorga family rep Mike Martocci tells TMZ that Joe and Melissa have no comment on Joe Giudice because “he ain’t worth it.”
A source also notes: “Teresa and Joe are doing an amazing job of co-parenting and supporting one another and supporting their daughters. Teresa is very grateful that Joe and Louie have also grown close and that Joe has offered them his blessings. Joe is and has always been an amazing father.”
RHONJ will return for season 13 in late 2022 or early 2023.