For Teresa Giudice, some good came out of 2020 after all. Nearly two months after the Real Housewives star was first spotted with her new man, entrepreneur Luis "Louie" Ruelas, a source says the pair are ready to take their relationship to the next level.
"That's long enough for Teresa to know it's the real deal," the source tells 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 [Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 16 and Audriana, 12].
The reality star hasn't been shy about flaunting her new romance. In November, Giudice, 48, happily confirmed reports that she was dating again, gushing that she was "excited to reveal my new boyfriend" on her Facebook page. And in a clear sign that things are heating up, the pair spent the holidays together, even posing for several lovey-dovey snaps alongside Giudice's brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa.
In one of her own Instagram posts, she called Ruelas "the best thing that came out of 2020," and in a photo from New Year's Eve, the Standing Strong author captioned a photo alongside her new man, "New year, new beginnings."
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"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," continues the insider. "Teresa's head over heels for him, and they make an amazing couple."