Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice is single and ready to mingle in Italy — and reportedly set to star in his own reality TV dating show.
Sources are dishing that the 48-year-old is currently in talks with a production company about creating the new show, with the emphasis being on his life after his divorce from Teresa Giudice and him navigating the dating pool after his stint in prison.
Insiders are stressing that neither Bravo or his ex-wife have any involvement in the project, and the next step would be for Joe and the production team to shop the series around to a network or streaming service to air it.
Teresa and Joe finalized their divorce after 20 years of marriage in November 2020. Joe is living in Italy after a judge deported him following his 41-month prison sentence for bankruptcy fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and failing to pay taxes.
Joe and Teresa share four daughters together: Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 12.
While Joe is gearing up to find love of his own, Teresa’s relationship with her new man, Luis "Louie" Ruelas, is heating up. Nearly two months after they were first linked, OK! has learned that the reality TV star has already “discussed moving in" with her beau.
"That's long enough for Teresa to know it's the real deal," a source dished exclusively to OK!. "Luis is everything she's looking for — he's financially stable, he's sweet and generous and romantic, and with two kids of his own, he gets along great with her four girls.”
"The whole family loves him," a second insider says of Ruelas. "Even her kids enjoy having him around, not just because he's a great guy but because they can see how happy he makes their mom."
The timing couldn't be better. After a rough few years, "Teresa was starting to wonder if she'd ever get that magical feeling that goes with being blissfully in love again — and then along came Luis," continued the insider. "Teresa's head over heels for him, and they make an amazing couple."
TMZ was the first to report on Joe's reality TV show.