Lights, cameras – married! Teresa Giudicea‘s wedding with Luis Ruelas being filmed for a special Real Housewives of New Jersey spin-off, confirms a source exclusively to We weekly.
The reality TV star, 50, will marry Ruelas on Saturday, August 6 in her home state of New Jersey, with her four children – Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana, who she shares with ex-husband Joe Guidice — serve as bridesmaids. Many of her fellow housewives will also be in attendance, with both Ramona Singer and Margaret Josephs confirming that they had received invitations to the wedding.
“Miracles happen,” Jacobs, 55, told U.S last month. “I’m actually looking forward to it. I don’t have an outfit yet, but I’m looking forward to it.”
Guidice previously shared her hesitations about having her wedding broadcast on TV, tellingly: Entertainment tonight in January: “I absolutely do not want to” [my wedding] on Jersey housewiveslet’s leave it at that. I know the fans have invested so much in everything. I don’t know, I have no idea. I don’t know.”
Six months later, the standing strong author attached to ET That the ceremony “wasn’t” filmed for the long-running Bravo franchise. “No, it won’t – won’t turn on” housewives, no. So we’ll see what happens,” she said then, teasing that she and Ruelas “haven’t decided yet” whether or not they were interested in a one-off TV special about their wedding.
She continued: “Of course I want my fans to see it, because they have been traveling with me. So of course I want them to see it. I really. To be [also] something I’ll always have to myself, and I don’t know. I’m still torn. … It’s my wedding and I want to have a great time.”
U.S confirmed in November 2020 that Guidice and Ruelas were dating. Nearly a year later, the New Jersey resident announced that Ruelas had asked the question while on a trip to Greece with their friends, Dina Manzo and Dave Cantin.
“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 that you are an amazing father,” she wrote via Instagram in October 2021. “I am so lucky to have found you, thank you for coming into my life. I know my parents sent you to me from the day I prayed to them on Bay Blvd. I adore you endlessly. You are the love of my life, my soul mate and my everything. I love you ❤️.”
Ruelas, for his part, gushed that he had fallen in love with Guidice the moment they met. “I dreamed of you all my life… every day without knowing who you were,” he wrote in an Instagram post to celebrate their engagement. “These have been the 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.”
In April, the Reverse the roles author told U.S that she is looking forward to marrying Ruelas so that they can start their lives together as soon as possible. “[I’m most looking forward to] just live a happy life,” Guidice said exclusively at the time. “We communicate [and] express our love for each other. It’s just so beautiful. … I can’t wait to go to bed with him at night, [and] like, just to even be next to him. [It’s] a different kind of love. I can not explain.”