TERESA Giudice and her new man Luis Ruelas looked at ease as they danced and laughed together in the street after acting like loved-up teenagers on a double date in New York, The Sun can reveal.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her hunky partner, whom she began dating last fall, were seen enjoying each other’s company having spent the night “making out” in public, according to an eyewitness.
Exclusive photographs obtained by The Sun show the couple walking hand-in-hand without masks as they headed to dinner at Cafe Luxembourg near the Lincoln Center on Tuesday night.
Dressed in a tight white top, sleek black slacks and a fitted black suit jacket with a gilded back, Teresa made an effort, completing her look with a pair of nude heels and a designer black handbag.
Her businessman partner also looked suave in a pale gray suit jacket, fitted black tee and jeans with smart black shoes, accessorizing with a pendant on a long silver chain.
An eyewitness told The Sun the pair arrived with New York celebrity attorney Stephanie Ovadia and her boyfriend, Marc Lippman, at the star-studded restaurant for a double date.
“The couples arrived in a blacked out XL SUV with a driver and Teresa and Luis entered the restaurant holding hands and smooching,” the source said.
“The couples ordered the restaurant’s famed Macaroni and cheese and Branzino, and enjoyed chocolate cake for dessert.”
According to an onlooker, Teresa and her new beau continuously referred to each other as “babe” and were extremely affectionate, showing some serious PDA in the eatery and whispering in each other’s ears.
“She looked very much in love. And at the end of the evening when the pair stood up to leave, they walked out of Luxembourg only to stop and make out in front of the whole restaurant,” the insider added. “All eyes were definitely on them.”
Teresa and Luis arrived with their friends around 8.30pm and left just before 11pm, according to the eyewitness.
A source close to Teresa also told The Sun they have never seen the star “this much in love.”
“Teresa really liked her super young boyfriend and had a lot of fun, but this is the real deal,” they said. “He is a perfect match for her.”
The BRAVO favorite said this week she sees a real future with Luis, 46, as she opened up on Watch What Happens Live.
“I mean, you know, I feel it, so we’ll see what happens,” she told host Andy Cohen.
She added that her new man is on board with meeting her ex-husband, Joe Giudice, who she shares four daughters with – Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 12.
“They’ve talked over the phone. Luis wanted to go to the Bahamas and meet him, which I thought was the most amazing thing ever,” she revealed.
“He said he just wanted to talk to him and let him know he’s not trying to take his place or anything.”
Teresa, 48, and Joe finalized their divorce in September after more than 20 years of marriage.
The star’s new beau is a co-founder of Digital Media Solutions and launched his first business at the age of 19.
They met at the Jersey shore, according to TMZ, and Joe is “happy to see [his ex-wife] with someone new.”
Luis is the father of two sons and has raised money for autism charities, as his son has been diagnosed with the disorder.
Teresa and Luis purchased a $3.4M New Jersey mansion together last month, and she shared that she wasn’t nervous “at all” to make that big investment with her boyfriend.
The Sun also exclusively reported that although things are getting steamy between the new couple, Luis will not appear on the next season of RHONJ.
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An inside source revealed: “He has not been on camera. The season wrapped when they were at a place where that would’ve been too early.
“The show is going to want to get to know him next year.”