Joe Giudice ‘Happy’ For Teresa Giudice, Luis Ruelas After Wedding

Despite not being in attendance, Joe told Use that there was no need for comparison between his wedding to Teresa and hers with Ruelas, noting that they were “equally as special and beautiful in their own unique ways.”

As for his thoughts on the bride, 50, who donned a white, mermaid-cut, strapless wedding dress with sheer gloves and a large tiara during the ceremony, Joe gushed, “Teresa looked like a princess.”

In addition to having nothing but positive things to say about the reality star and her new hubby, Joe also shared that his relationship with his daughters — Gia, 21, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 12,  whom he shares with the cookbook author — is strong as ever. “We talk every day. Everyone is happy,” he said.

However, Melissa GorgaAnd Joe Gorga, who did not attend Saturday’s bash, Joe revealed he wasn’t “surprised” the twosome decided to skip out on the big event. “They’re unpredictable,” he explained, adding, “I wish [Luis] luck with his new in-laws.”

Joe and Teresa were married in 1999. In March 2019, the Celebrity ApprenticeAn alum suggested a possible split during season 9 of RHONJAfter Joe pleaded guilty on 41 fraud charges, he claimed that their marriage would end. 

UseAfter nearly two decades of marriage, the couple announced their separation in December 2019.

“Teresa and Joe talked about their future when she and the girls were in Italy and decided it was best for them to separate,” a source told Use at the time. “Neither of them wanted to be in a long-distance relationship. Joe is currently dating Teresa in Italy. Teresa is busy taking care their daughters. They harbor no ill will toward each other and will continue to coparent their kids.”

While Teresa is busy with her newlywed status, Joe revealed he’s in a “very good place” and “at peace” with himself after the drama of the past few years. The former construction worker confirmed that he’s open to casual romance, he’s mostly focused on work, his family and trying to return to the states as soon as possible.

“I’m just dating around for now. I’m focusing on new projects and my petition to get back to the U.S. to be with my family, that my manager, Dominique Enchinton [of Dominton Talent House]is working on. You might very possibly be seeing me on TV again in the future,” he hinted to Use. “I’m excited for the next chapter. I’ve learned a lot, these last years. I’ve learned to truly live.”

Diana Cooper reports

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