Another case of Instagram versus reality.
Joe Giudice’s dinner date with his ex-wife, Teresa Giudice, and her new boyfriend, Luis “Louie” Ruelas, didn’t go as well as it looked in their social media photoshoot.
“You can all imagine how I felt when they walked into the room,” Joe, 48, told Us Weekly on Thursday. “It was awkward to see my ex after a lifetime together with someone else.”
A video posted online showed the friendly exes dining at Graycliff restaurant in the Bahamas earlier this week with their four daughters, Gia, 20, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 11, as well as Ruelas, 46, who sat next to Teresa.
“Teresa and I decided to be honest and remain friends with the girls,” Joe told the outlet. “Parenting should always be about giving your children the best results in every situation. I believe that we deserve that we all be happy and our children will thank us ”.
He added: “I am really happy for Teresa and Luis and I wish them the best!”
The businessman, who was deported to Italy in 2019 after serving a prison sentence for fraud, has also moved on with a new relationship.
In December, Joe posted the first photo with his girlfriend, attorney Daniela Fittipaldi, on Instagram. Teresa, 48, appeared to support her ex-husband’s budding romance and commented on the post with red heart emojis.
In November we exclusively reported that the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star was dating Ruelas, a businessman from New Jersey.
She and Joe finalized their divorce in September after 21 years of marriage.