Joe Giudice gushed over ex-wife Teresa Giudice’s beautiful bridal look after she married Luis “Louie” Ruelas over the weekend.
“Teresa looked like a princess,” Joe, 50, told Us Weekly on Monday.
The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star’s wedding look turned heads as she wore a Mark Zunino off-the-shoulder gown, a crystal tiara and a veil embroidered with the Italian phrase “Sempre Insieme,” which translates to “Always Together.”
Her larger-than-life hairstyle consisted of more than 1,500 bobby pins, $7,500 worth of real hair extensions and a $2,500 bill to style the updo.
“I’m very happy for her. She deserves all the happiness in the world,” Joe continued. “I think Lou is a good guy. Anything negative being said out there are just rumors that I don’t engage in. Until I personally discover otherwise, he’s OK in my book.”
Teresa, also 50, previously told Page Six that Ruelas was much more involved in planning their wedding than Joe was in their October 1999 wedding.
However, Joe said in his latest interview that both ceremonies were “equally as special and beautiful in their own unique ways.”
“They’re unpredictable,” he said. “I wish [Luis] luck with his new in-laws.”
Teresa and Joe separated in December 2019 and finalized their divorce in September 2020 after 20 years of marriage. The exes share four daughters – Gia, 21, Gabriella, 18, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 13 – who Teresa made bridesmaids.
Teresa and Ruelas got engaged in October 2021 after dating for about a year.